2011-2014: PhD in Science (insigni cum laude), University of Bern, Switzerland
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Jasmin's research background is in the field of molecular biology where she has been investigating cell death pathways in animal models of retinal cell death. She joined Professor MacLaren’s research group in order to work on cell replacement therapies for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases.
Professor MacLaren’s research group has published very promising results obtained by transplanting photoreceptor precursors in the eyes of blind mice resulting in a significant improvement of visual function (Singh et al, 2013). Jasmin's current project aims to optimise this cell transplantation by increasing the cell integration rate as well as the connection of transplanted cells with the host cells.
[Stem cell therapy for retinal diseases].
Balmer J. et al, (2015), Ophthalmologe, 112, 728 - 737
Retinal Cell Death Caused by Sodium Iodate Involves Multiple Caspase-Dependent and Caspase-Independent Cell-Death Pathways.
Balmer J. et al, (2015), Int J Mol Sci, 16, 15086 - 15103
Multiple programmed cell death pathways are involved in N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced photoreceptor degeneration
Reisenhofer M. et al, (2015), Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 253, 721 - 731
Multiple programmed cell death pathways are involved in N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced photoreceptor degeneration.
Reisenhofer M. et al, (2015), Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol, 253, 721 - 731
Presence of the Gpr179(nob5) allele in a C3H-derived transgenic mouse.
Balmer J. et al, (2013), Mol Vis, 19, 2615 - 2625