Shauna KATZ
September 2011
13 November 2015

Years 2-4

1 October 2012 - 30 September 2015
ED 419
Université Paris Sud

Role of microRNA-9 in adult neural stem cells


Valorisation Manager for the LABEX DEEP and the LABEX Celtisphybio at Institut Curie (France).

Year 1

1 September 2011 - 1 September 2012
BIP - Biologie Intégrative et Physiologie Spécialité Neurosciences
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Biographie / Publications

ENP graduate student Shauna Katz contributed to a review on microRNA-9 (miR-9), a regulator of neurogenesis. Katz and her colleagues discussed the findings that miR-9 targets transcriptional regulators that are known to control progenitor state, even in adult neural stem cells. Some studies alternatively indicate that miR-9 has functions in differentiated neurons. MiR-9 has been linked to pathological states, though it is unclear if it serves to protect from neurodegeneration or if it contributes to disease progression. Get more information in the review:

 Coolen M, Katz S, Bally-Cuif L. miR-9: a versatile regulator of neurogenesis. Front Cell  Neurosci. 20 Nov 2013. 7:220.

Figure 1A from Coolen, Katz and Bally-Cuif. Front Cell Neurosci. 2013. The evolutionary history of the miR-9 family of genes.

 Doctoral Fellowship (year 1-3) supported by la région IDF (DIM Cerveau et Pensée)


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