Saida Hadjab

Saida Hadjab

Principal Researcher
Telephone: +46852482901
Visiting address: Biomedicum, kvarter D7, Solnavägen 9, 17165 SOLNA
Postal address: C4 Neurovetenskap, C4 Forskning Hadjab, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • *Current position*: Senior Researcher and Principle Investigator *Main interests*: neural stem cells, neuronal development, neuronal diversification, pain disorders, pluripotency, transcriptional regulation, neurological disorders *Previous research appointments* Francois Lallemend's lab [1] Björn Vennström’s lab [2] Brigitte Malgrange’s lab [3] Marlies Knipper’s lab [4] *Senior Researcher*, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden *Post-doctoral fellow*, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden *Post-doctoral fellow*, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden *Post-doctoral fellow*, Department of Cell and Molecular biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden *Post-doctoral fellow*, GIGA Neuroscience, Belgium *PhD*, Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille, France and Tübingen, Germany (Marie Curie Fellowship) *B.Sc*., Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille, France [1] [2] [3] [4]


  • My research consists in identifying the molecular mechanisms that control neurogenesis and specification during development and neuronal homeostasis in adult, with a particular interest for pain-sensing neurons. My projects are focused on the interplays between transcription factors and chromatin modifying enzymes and how these contribute to the transition between neural precursor cell maintenance and differentiation leading to neuronal diversity. Moreover, I am also very interested in understanding at the genetic level how neuronal cell functions are maintained in the adult, or affected in neuropathic pain. Gaining insight into these mechanisms could lead to targeted therapies for illnesses such as pain disorders. Our current research focuses on the epigenetic control of nociceptor differentiation and pain perception. *Research funding - past and present* Karolinska Institutet, Gun och Bertil Stohnes Stiftelse, Marie Curie, FNRS, Wenner Gren Stiftelse, EndoMet, Tysta Skolan Please contact us if you are willing to support our research. *Students supervision* /Graduate students/ Yiqiao Wang (co-supervision) Charles Petitpre (co-supervison) /Undergraduate students/ Dinh Phong N’Guyen Michael Entenmann Gulistan Agirman Lovisa Lindmark. *Vacant positions* I encourage scientists to contact me with a letter of interest, CV and letters of recommendation. *Institutional Responsibilities* Reviewer for the Karolinska Institutet Doctoral Funding Histology teacher, DFM Steering committee of Junior Faculty Half-time committee member Examination teacher Coordinator of Career Focus Group/Junior Faculty *International Meeting Organizer:* Career System in Europe Nordic Neuroscience 2017 *Societal outreach:* Scientific Coordinator of Söderberg Foundation’ scientific Art exhibition at Museum Sven Harrys (Nov2017-Jan2018) by: ~ 8000 entrees.


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