Maria Savvaki
  • Department of Basic Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete and Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-FoRTH, Greece
Research fields
  • Developmental biology
Personal information


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.

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