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Scientific Advisory Board > Iva Kelava, PhD

Iva Kelava, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

After finishing my biology undergraduate degree in Zagreb, Croatia, I did my PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, where I worked on the cellular aspects of mammalian neural progenitors, with special focus on comparative, inter-species studies. I am currently studying brain development using an in vitro 3D technique called cerebral organoids at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK. By using this technique on human and non-human tissue, we are trying to understand the intricate processes that occurred during evolution and led to the complex human brain that we have today.