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Svjetlana Kalanj Bognar, MD, PhD - EDITOR IN CHIEF

Svjetlana Kalanj Bognar is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Head of Laboratory for Molecular Neurobiology and Neurochemistry at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. She graduated in 1989 from the School of Medicine in Zagreb, from which she also received her PhD in 1998. Prof Kalanj Bognar has been working at the School of Medicine in Zagreb since 1992, when she as a young researcher at the Department for Chemistry and Biochemistry entered the exciting field of neurochemistry. Her research interests have included the role of membrane lipids in neurodegeneration and the interplay of specific membrane lipids and proteins in synaptic membrane organization. As her interests also include popularization of science, she has been involved in Science Festival and Brain Awareness Week. From 2012-2018, Prof. Kalanj Bognar was the Editor of School of Medicine magazine and a member of the editorial team working on the monograph on the 100th anniversary of the Zagreb School of Medicine. She was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Croatian Medical Journal In March 2019. 


Hrvoje Barić, MD, PhD, is a resident at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Center Zagreb. Since graduating in 2012, he has performed different roles in the CMJ, the last one being an executive editor. In paralel he has been cultivating his clinical skills - first as an emergency medicine doctor, then a neurosurgical resident. He is married and a father of two. In free time, he pursues multiple interests, such as art, music, long-distance running, and climbing.