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Susanne Koch

Dr. Susanne Koch

GSN Associate Faculty


Group Leader


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department of Physiological Genomics
BioMedical Center - BMC
Großhaderner Str. 9
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49(0)89-2180-71924
Fax: +49(0)89-2180-75216


Further Information

Research focus: Retinal plasticity

Key Words: Retinal function, degeneration, remodelling, gene therapy, retinitis pigmentosa

Selected publications:

Koch SF, Tsang SH (2018): Successes of gene therapy in late-stage and low-efficiency treatments. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1074:101-107

Koch SF, Duong JK, Hsu CW, Tsai YT, Lin CS, Wahl-Schott CA, Tsang SH (2017): Genetic rescue models refute nonautonomous rod cell death in retinitis pigmentosa. PNAS 16;114(20):5259-5264

Koch SF, Tsai YT, Duong JK, Wu WH, Hsu CW, Wu WP, Bonet-Ponce L, Lin CS, Tsang SH (2015): Halting progressive neurodegeneration in advanced retinitis pigmentosa. J Clin Invest. 125(9):3704-13

Koch S, Sothilingam V, Garcia Garrido M, Tanimoto N, Becirovic E, Koch F, Seide C, Beck SC, Seeliger MW, Biel M, Mühlfriedel R, Michalakis S (2012): Gene therapy restores vision and delays degeneration in the CNGB1-/- mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa. Hum Mol Genet. 21(20):4486-96