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Maria Savvaki


PhD in Neurobiology, University of Crete and Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, FoRTH, Greece 2011

Current position

Postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Molecular Biology- Developmental Neurobiology, University of Crete Medical School and Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology , FoRTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


  1. Bastakis, G. G., Savvaki, M., Stamatakis, A., Vidaki, M. and Karagogeos, D. (2015). Tag1 deficiency results in olfactory dysfunction through impaired migration of mitral cells. Development 142(24): 4318-4328.

  2. Zoupi, L., Savvaki, M. and Karagogeos, D. (2011). Axons and myelinating glia: An intimate contact. IUBMB Life 63(9): 730-735.

  3. Savvaki, M., Theodorakis, K., Zoupi, L., Stamatakis, A., Tivodar, S., Kyriacou, K., Stylianopoulou, F. and Karagogeos, D. (2010). The expression of TAG-1 in glial cells is sufficient for the formation of the juxtaparanodal complex and the phenotypic rescue of tag-1 homozygous mutants in the CNS. J Neurosci 30(42): 13943-13954.

  4. Alpantaki, K., Savvaki, M. and Karagogeos, D. (2010). Expression of cell adhesion molecule L1 in the long head of biceps tendon. Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 56 Suppl: OL1286-1289.

  5. Kiagiadaki, F., Savvaki, M. and Thermos, K. (2010). Activation of somatostatin receptor (sst 5) protects the rat retina from AMPA-induced neurotoxicity. Neuropharmacology 58(1): 297-303.

  6. Savvaki, M., Panagiotaropoulos, T., Stamatakis, A., Sargiannidou, I., Karatzioula, P., Watanabe, K., Stylianopoulou, F., Karagogeos, D. and Kleopa, K. A. (2008). Impairment of learning and memory in TAG-1 deficient mice associated with shorter CNS internodes and disrupted juxtaparanodes. Mol Cell Neurosci 39(3): 478-490.

  7. Chatzopoulou, E., Miguez, A., Savvaki, M., Levasseur, G., Muzerelle, A., Muriel, M. P., Goureau, O., Watanabe, K., Goutebroze, L., Gaspar, P., Zalc, B., Karagogeos, D. and Thomas, J. L. (2008). Structural requirement of TAG-1 for retinal ganglion cell axons and myelin in the mouse optic nerve. J Neurosci 28(30): 7624-7636.

Protocols by Maria Savvaki
  1. Olfactory Bulb (OB) Transplants