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Maya MUSTAPIC

Maja (Maya) Mustapic, Ph.D.
Title: Staff Scientist
Office(s): Human Neuroscience Section
Phone Number: 410-454-8659
Email Address: maja.mustapic@nih.gov

Biography

Dr. Maja Mustapic received  her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Zagreb University, where she studied the molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease at the Ruder Boskovic Institute. She undertook postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego investigating biomarkers for posttraumatic stress disorder. Then, she continued her postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Neurosciences of the National Institute on Aging investigating the cargo of Extracellular Vesicles extracted from plasma as a source of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Currently as a Staff Scientist, at the Human Neuroscience Section, she pursues the isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles originating from different tissues, with the goal of identifying novel biomarkers for various aging-associated disorders. She is the author of more than 50 papers, most of them in the field of Extracellular Vesicles.