Ahlem Zaghmi

Ahlem Zaghmi

Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: D2:01, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K2 Medicin, Solna, K2 Reuma Jakobsson P, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Dr. Ahlem Zaghmi received her Ph.D. degree from the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) in Canada. Her thesis work focused on developing novel therapeutic bioconjugates for neuroprotection in neurological disorders.

    After defending her thesis in December 2020, Ahlem started her postdoctoral research at Per-Johan Jakobsson group at Karolinska institute. Her research focuses on exploring inflammatory targets and pathways in cancer (i.e., neuroblastoma and colorectal cancer) to effectively treat these deadly diseases.

    2021 – present: Postdoctoral researcher, Karolinska Institute
    2014 – 2020: Ph.D. Biochemistry and Neurosciences, National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS)
    2010 – 2013: M.Sc. Genetics and biodiversity, Cell Biology and Physiology, Pasteur Institute
    2007 – 2010: B.Sc. Life sciences, cellular and molecular biology, and biotechnology, Higher Institute of Biotechnology

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    Honours and Awards:

    2019: Globalink Graduate Fellowship
    2019: Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students (PBEEE)
    2018: Excellence Award for student contribution
    2017: Excellence Award for student contribution
    2014: Ph.D. Excellence National Scholarship
    2012: M.Sc. Excellence National Scholarship

    2023: Elected vice-chair for Advocacy and Representation of the KIPA-KI
    2019: Student delegate of the institutional sustainable development committee
    2018: Judge at « Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, finale Québécoise »
    2017 &
  • 2018: Elected INRS ambassador
    2017 &
  • 2018: Student delegate of the institutional recruitment committee of INRS
    2017: Elected secretary of INRS student committee
    2016: INRS representative of the Montreal student chapter, Canadian Biomaterials Society
    2016: Elected student responsible of the Ph.D. program in biology

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