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Dr. Maya Barben

Dr. Maya Barben

Dr. Maya Barben

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Fachstelle Biomedical Simulation
Schloss 1
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 54 92

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Program Manager Health Research Hub

Educational background

2018-2020 CAS in Higher Education, University of Zurich
2013-2017 PhD Neurosciences, University of Zurich
2008-2013 Master of Science, Neurosciences, University of Zurich

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Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Hypoxia-Regulated MicroRNAs in the Retina.
Barben M, Bordonhos A, Samardzija M, Grimm C.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1185:413-417. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-27378-1_68.

Hif1a and Hif2a can be safely inactivated in cone photoreceptors.
Samardzija M, Barben M, Todorova V, Klee K, Storti F, Grimm C.
Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 6;9(1):16121. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-52508-8.

Systemic knockout of Tspo in mice does not affect retinal morphology, function and susceptibility to degeneration.
Klee K, Storti F, Barben M, Samardzija M, Langmann T, Dunaief J, Grimm C.
Exp Eye Res. 2019 Nov;188:107816. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2019.107816. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Light stress affects cones and horizontal cells via rhodopsin-mediated mechanisms.
Samardzija M, Todorova V, Gougoulakis L, Barben M, Nötzli S, Klee K, Storti F, Gubler A, Imsand C, Grimm C.
Exp Eye Res. 2019 Sep;186:107719. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2019.107719. Epub 2019 Jul 7

A chronic hypoxic response in photoreceptors alters the vitreous proteome in mice.
Schori C, Trachsel C, Grossmann J, Barben M, Klee K, Storti F, Samardzija M, Grimm C.
Exp Eye Res. 2019 Jun 7;185:107690. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2019.107690.

Impaired ABCA1/ABCG1-mediated lipid efflux in the mouse retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) leads to retinal degeneration.
Storti F, Klee K, Todorova V, Steiner R, Othman A, van der Velde-Visser S, Samardzija M, Meneau I, Barben M, Karademir D, Pauzuolyte V, Boye SL, Blaser F, Ullmer C, Dunaief JL, Hornemann T, Rohrer L, den Hollander A, von Eckardstein A, Fingerle J, Maugeais C, Grimm C.
Elife. 2019 Mar 13;8. pii: e45100. doi: 10.7554/eLife.45100.

The Role of Hypoxia, Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF), and VEGF in Retinal Angiomatous Proliferation.
Barben M, Samardzija M, Grimm C.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1074:177-183. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-75402-4_22. Review.

Hif1a inactivation rescues photoreceptor degeneration induced by a chronic hypoxia-like stress.
Barben M, Ail D, Storti F, Klee K, Schori C, Samardzija M, Michalakis S, Biel M, Meneau I, Blaser F, Barthelmes D, Grimm C.
Cell Death Differ. 2018 Dec;25(12):2071-2085. doi: 10.1038/s41418-018-0094-7. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Targeting Hif1a rescues cone degeneration and prevents subretinal neovascularization in a model of chronic hypoxia.
Barben M, Schori C, Samardzija M, Grimm C.
Mol Neurodegener. 2018 Mar 7;13(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s13024-018-0243-y.

Digoxin-induced retinal degeneration depends on rhodopsin.
Landfried B, Samardzija M, Barben M, Schori C, Klee K, Storti F, Grimm C.
Cell Death Dis. 2017 Mar 16;8(3):e2670. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2017.94.

A Novel Method Combining Vitreous Aspiration and Intravitreal AAV2/8 Injection Results in Retina-Wide Transduction in Adult Mice.
Da Costa R, Röger C, Segelken J, Barben M, Grimm C, Neidhardt J.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Oct 1;57(13):5326-5334. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-19701.

Blue light-induced retinal lesions, intraretinal vascular leakage and edema formation in the all-cone mouse retina.
Geiger P, Barben M, Grimm C, Samardzija M.
Cell Death Dis. 2015 Nov 19;6:e1985. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2015.333. PMID: 26583326

The Consequences of Hypomorphic RPE65 for Rod and Cone Photoreceptors.
Samardzija M, Barben M, Geiger P, Grimm C.
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;854:341-6. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-17121-0_45. PMID: 26427430