DPhil Student and Mabel Churn Scholar
Julia-Sophia received her medical degree from the University of Witten/Herdecke and the University of Tübingen. During medical school, Julia-Sophia was a scholarship student of the German Academic Scholarship foundation and was awarded funding by the Claussen Simon Foundation to undertake a research project at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology focusing on gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. She was awarded the Carl Liebermeister prize from the University of Tübingen for her graduate research thesis, which she completed with summa cum laude. Before pursuing her DPhil, Julia-Sophia worked at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin as a junior doctor.
She is currently working toward a DPhil in Clinical Neuroscience under the supervision of Professor Robert MacLaren. Her research focuses on utilising CRISPR-Cas9 for the treatment of inherited retinal degenerations, including retinitis pigmentosa.
Outside of medicine, Julia-Sophia enjoys playing the violin, particularly in a chamber music setting, and she holds a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Programmable RNA editing with endogenous ADAR enzymes – a feasible option for the treatment of inherited retinal disease?
Bellingrath J-S. et al, (2023), Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 16
Envisioning the development of a CRISPR-Cas mediated base editing strategy for a patient with a novel pathogenic CRB1 single nucleotide variant.
Bellingrath J-S. et al, (2022), Ophthalmic Genet, 1 - 10
In Silico Analysis of Pathogenic CRB1 Single Nucleotide Variants and Their Amenability to Base Editing as a Potential Lead for Therapeutic Intervention.
Bellingrath J-S. et al, (2021), Genes (Basel), 12
Laparoscopic liver resection in caroli disease: A single-centre case series
Schoening W. et al, (2020), Journal of Minimal Access Surgery, 0, 0 - 0
Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery in Elderly Patients—A Single-Center Experience
Wabitsch S. et al, (2019), Journal of Surgical Research, 239, 92 - 97