Center/Research Area Affiliations
Dr. Jakobs is a molecular and cell biologist. Her main research focus is on the interaction between neurons and supporting glial cells in glaucoma. Using various models of glaucomatous and traumatic optic nerve damage, her laboratory studies the response of optic nerve glia to injury. The goal is to better understand the role of optic nerve astrocytes and microglia in the progression of glaucoma.
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M.D., Magna cum laude
, University of Wuerzburg, Germany (1995)
Neurosurgery Research, Massachusetts General Hospital (2000-2007)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Society for Neuroscience
International Society for Eye Research (ISER)
American Academy of Anatomists
2012: Dolly Green Special Scholar Award, Research to Prevent Blindness
1997-1999: Full Scholarship Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1996: First European von Basedow Research Prize