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] https://ki.se/en/neuro/lallemend-laboratory
    [2] https://ki.se/en/cmb/bjorn-vennstrom-professor-emeritus
    [3] https://www.giga.uliege.be/cms/c_4113283/fr/giga-repertoire/?uid=U029257&amp
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    [4] http://thrc.hno.medizin.uni-tuebingen.de/groups/knipper/home

Research

  • 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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