Sceleb | Iva Tolić-Nørrelykke

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Iva Tolić-Nørrelykke is a Croatian biophysicist.

Tolić-Nørrelykke earned her Diploma in Molecular Biology in 1996 and her PhD in Molecular Biology in 2002, both from the University of Zagreb in Croatia. Along the way she also conducted research at Harvard and the Niels Borh Institute in Denmark and completed post-doc research at the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS) in Italy. Since 2005, she has worked at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany as a Research Group Leader and a Senior Research Group Leader. Her work now focuses on microtubules and motors in cell division.

When not leading experiments or other academic work, Tolić-Nørrelykke can likely be found at the beach, sailing, traveling, or appreciating some good music.

Tolić-Nørrelykke was named on our Stylish Scientist List for 2013.