School of Medicine, University of Split, Croatia

Nikolina Pleić is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the University of Split, School of Medicine, Croatia. She holds a master's degree in mathematical statistics and currently works in the field of statistical genetics. She is fluent in all things statistics, frequentist or Bayesian, longitudinal studies, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), Mendelian randomization studies and linear mixed modelling. Her two main research focuses are the genetic regulation of thyroid and parathyroid function and the causal modelling of thyroid function and its various outcomes using genetic data. Using data from the Croatian biobank "10,001 Dalmatians" and conducting genome-wide analyses, she tests the associations of phenotypic traits with genome-wide imputed data using both frequentist and Bayesian approaches. Using publicly available GWAS summary statistics, she performs Mendelian randomization analyses for a number of traits/diseases related to thyroid function.