Professor Juta Kroica is the Head of the Department of Biology and Microbiology at Riga Stradins University (RSU). She supervises PhD students in different areas of Microbiology and Virology, and is also engaged in research of biofilms and their properties on different biomaterials, bacterial resistance mechanisms and use of bacteriophages for treatment of infections caused by resistant bacteria. Professor J. Kroica is a leading researcher and scientific project manager in several ongoing studies.
She has published more than 114 review articles in the fields of bacterial and viral research.Professor J. Kroica is a member of multiple associations: Latvian Medical Microbiology Association, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), Medical Education in Europe (MEDINE).
Professor J. Kroica is a reviewer and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, USA and a respected reviewer acknowledged by several national and international medical journals. Her contribution has been recognized in many national and international guidelines and recommendations, books and journals.