Curriculum Vitae

Mert Mestanoglu

Mert Mestanoglu

Department of Ophthalmology
Cornea Lab, Experimental Ophthalmology
LFI Building 13
University Hospital of Cologne
Kerpener Str. 62
50937 Cologne

Tel: +49-(0)221-478-97793
Fax: +49-(0)221-478-97836

Scientific career

2014-2020 Study of Medicine at the Bahcesehir University Medical School, Turkey

2020-present PhD Student funded by German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne

Prizes and honors


2013 Placed 1st in Turkish university entrance exam for STEM subjects (LYS-MF1/MF2)

2013-2020  Study Scholarship, The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Youth and Sports

2013-2020 Study Scholarship, Bahcesehir University Medical School

2018 Acceptance to Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program

2018 22nd ESCRS Winter Meeting Travel Grant

2020- PhD Scholarship of German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2021 German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG) Congress, Best Paper of the Session Award

2022 ARVO International Travel Grant

2022 Best Poster Award, 13th EuCornea Congress

2022 German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG) Congress Travel Grant

Selected publications

Clahsen T, Hadrian K, Notara M, Schlereth SL, Howaldt A, Prokosch V, Volatier T, Hos D, Schroedl F, Kaser-Eichberger A, Heindl LM, Steven P, Bosch JJ, Steinkasserer A, Rokohl AC, Liu H, Mestanoglu M, Kashkar H, Kiefer F, Schulte-Merker S, Matthaei M, Hou Y, Fassbender S, Jantsch J, Zhang W, Enders P, Bachmann B, Bock F, Cursiefen C. The novel role of lymphatic vessels in the pathogenesis of ocular diseases. [published online ahead of print, 2023 Feb 7]. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2023;101157. doi:10.1016/j.preteyeres.2022.101157

Özer O*, Mestanoglu M*, Howaldt A, Clahsen T, Schiller P, Siebelmann S, Reinking N, Cursiefen C, Bachmann B, Matthaei M. Correlation of Clinical Fibrillar Layer Detection and Corneal Thickness in Advanced Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy. J Clin Med. 2022;11(10):2815. Published 2022 May 17. doi:10.3390/jcm11102815

Mestanoglu M, Händel A, Cursiefen C, Hos D. Three-year follow-up of high-risk keratoplasty following fine-needle diathermy of corneal neovascularization combined with bevacizumab. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2022;260(7):2383-2385. doi:10.1007/s00417-021-05546-w

Hribek, A.*, Mestanoglu, M.*, Clahsen, T., Reinking, N., Frentzen, F., Howaldt, A., Siebelmann, S., Bachmann, B.O., Cursiefen, C., Matthaei, M., Scheimpflug en face backscatter imaging of the fibrillar layer in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022;235:63-70. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2021.08.019

Schaub, F., Mestanoglu, M., Cursiefen, C., Hos, D., Impact of Early Intensified Postoperative Corticosteroids on Immune Reaction Rates after Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2022;260(2):693-695. doi:10.1007/s00417-021-05393-9