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Soumaya Belhadj

Surname Belhadj
First name Soumaya
Nationality French
Present position and title Postdoctoral Researcher, Ph.D.

Business address

Institute for Ophthalmic Research
Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Strasse 7
D-72076 Tübingen,

Phone: +49 7071 29 87767
E-mail: soumaya.belhadj[at]

Academic Education

2018-2021 PhD Student, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Cell Death Mechanisms Lab, Tübingen
2014-2016 M.Sc. in Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
2010-2014 Bachelor in Cell Biology and Physiology, Université Lille 1, Lille, France

Professional Experience

10/2016-03/2017 Research assistant, Autoimmunity Transplantation Inflammation Department, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Basel

Research Interests

  • PKG and CNGC targeting
  • Animal models for hereditary retinal diseases
  • Retinal physiology and pathophysiology
  • Electrophysiology (Electroretinography)
  • Biomarker development for neurodegeneration

Selected Publications

  1. Belhadj S., Tolone, A., Christensen, G., Das, S., Chen, Y., Paquet-Durand, F. (2020) Long-Term, Serum-Free Cultivation of Organotypic Mouse Retina Explants with Intact Retinal Pigment Epithelium. J. Vis. Exp. (165), e61868, doi:10.3791/61868.
  2. Belhadj S, Rentsch A, Schwede F, Paquet-Durand F. Fluorescent detection of PARP activity in unfixed tissue. PLoS One. 2021 Jan 22;16(1):e0245369. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245369. PMID: 33481867; PMCID: PMC7822349.
  3. Tolone A, Belhadj S, Rentsch A, Schwede F, Paquet-Durand F (2019) The cGMP Pathway and Inherited Photoreceptor Degeneration: Targets, Compounds, and Biomarkers. Genes. 10:453. doi: 10.3390/genes10060453