Christiane started her full time PhD program in the AHT stem cell research group in collaboration with the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London working on corneal stem cells in dogs in February 2016.
The aim of this project is to investigate canine corneal stromal stem cells and derive an in vitro source of canine corneal stromal cells to use as a novel laboratory tool to study inherited corneal dystrophies and determine the therapeutic potential.
Kafarnik, C., Fritsche J., Reese S. In vivo confocal microscopy of the in normal corneas of cats, dogs and birds. Veterinary Ophthalmology (2007); 10: 222-230
Kafarnik, C., Fritsche J., Reese S. Corneal innervation in mesocephalic and brachycephalic dogs and cats: assesing using in vivo confocal microscopy. Veterinary ophthalmology (2008); 11: 363-367
Kafarnik, C., Dubielzig RR. Canine dublication of Descemet’s membrane. Veterinary Pathology (2009); 46: 464-473
Kafarnik, C., Calvarese S., Dubielzig RR. Canine mesenchymal hamartoma of the eyelid. Veterinary Ophthalmology (2010); 13: 94-98
Holloway, A., Donaldson D., Kafarnik C. Imaging diagnosis: Thrombosed orbital varix in a dog. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2015 Sep-Oct;56(5):E58-64. doi: 10.1111/vru.12232. Epub 2015 Jan 7