Dr. med. Antonia Howaldt

CRC1607 | Dr. med. Antonia Howaldt

Department of Ophthalmology
University Hospital Cologne
Kerpener Str. 62, 50931 Cologne, Germany
+49 221 478 4300


Project leader

Scientific career

Since 2022 First Elected Speaker, Fellows of the Cologne Clinician Scientist Program

Since 2022 Second Elected Speaker, Young German Ophthalmologic society (yDOG

Since 2022 Elected first speaker of the Cologne Clinician Scientist Program

Since 2022 Elected second speaker of the Young German Ophthalmologic society (yDOG)

Since 2022 Reviewer for Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Since 2020 Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne

2021 – 2024 Clinician Scientist in the Cologne Clinician Scientist Programm (CCSP)

of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne 3-year 50% research position

2021 Doctorate, Title: “Genetic factors regulating bone mass”

Since 2021 Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Since 2020 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Since 2020 German Ophthalmologic Society (DOG)

Since 2016 Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)

Prizes and honors

2022 ARVO International Travel Grant

2019 PROMOS Grant of the German Academic Exchance Service (DAAD)

2019 Grant for a medical elective at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA; global partner institution of Charité University Medicine Berlin

2016 Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) Medical Student Research Stipend, full grant 12 months

Selected publications

  1. Clahsen T, Hadrian K, Notara M, Schlereth S, Howaldt A, […], Steinkasserer A, […], Cursiefen C. The novel role of lymphatic vessels in the pathogenesis of ocular diseases, Prog Retin Eye Res., 2022 (accepted).
  2. Özer O, Mestanoglu M, Howaldt A, Thomas Clahsen, […], Claus Cursiefen, […], Matthaei M. Correlation of Clinical Fibrillar Layer Detection and Corneal Thickness in Advanced Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy, J Clin Med. 2022 May 17;11(10):2815.
  3. Hribek A, Mestanoglu M, Clahsen T, Reinking N, Frentzen F, Howaldt A, Siebelmann S, Bachmann BO, Cursiefen C, Matthaei M. Scheimpflug Backscatter Imaging of the Fibrillar Layer in Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 Mar;235:63-70.
  4. Howaldt A, Hennig AF, Rolvien T, Rössler U, Stelzer N, Knaus A, Böttger S, Zustin J, Geißler S, Oheim R, Amling M, Howaldt HP, Kornak U, 2020. Adult osteosclerotic metaphyseal dysplasia with progressive osteonecrosis of the jaws and abnormal bone resorption pattern due to a LRRK1 splice site mutation. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Jul;35(7):1322-1332.
  5. Howaldt A, Nampoothiri S, Yesodharan D, Udayakumaran S, Subash P, Kornak U. Four novel mutations in EFNB1 in Indian patients with craniofrontonasal syndrome. J Hum Genet. 2019 Sep;64(9):867-873.
  6. Howaldt A, Nampoothiri S, Quell LM, Ozden A, Fischer-Zirnsak B, Collet C, de Vernejoul MC, Doneray H, Kayserili H, Kornak U. Sclerosing bone dysplasias with hallmarks of dysosteosclerosis in four patients carrying mutations in SLC29A3 and TCIRG1. Bone. 2019 Mar;120:495-503.