Dr. Ivana Škrlec obtained her degree in Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Science, the University of Zagreb and her Ph.D. in Biomedicine and Health from the Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia. She obtained a degree in Molecular Diagnostics at Postgraduate Specialist Study at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Zagreb. Currently, she is an assistant professor and also head of the Histology, Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Department of Biophysics, Biology, and Chemistry at the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health, University of Osijek, Croatia. Her research fields are medical genetics and molecular biology studies in cardiovascular diseases and the circadian rhythm. She actively publishes original research work and has experience as a reviewer for international journals. She serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical and Medical Research.