Ursula Schloetzer-Schredhardt
  • Department of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, Germany,
Research fields
  • Stem cell
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Current position

Associate professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


  1. Polisetti, N., Sorokin, L., Okumura, N., Koizumi, N., Kinoshita, S., Kruse, F. E. and Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. (2017). Laminin-511 and -521-based matrices for efficient ex vivo-expansion of human limbal epithelial progenitor cells. Sci Rep 7(1): 5152.
  2. Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Freudenberg, U. and Kruse, F. E. (2017). [The emerging technology of tissue engineering : Focus on stem cell niche]. Ophthalmologe 114(4): 327-340.
  3. Mason, S. L., Stewart, R. M., Sheridan, C. M., Keshtkar, F., Rooney, P., Austin, E., Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Kruse, F. E. and Kaye, S. B. (2016). Yield and Viability of Human Limbal Stem Cells From Fresh and Stored Tissue. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 57(8): 3708-3713.
  4. Polisetti, N., Zenkel, M., Menzel-Severing, J., Kruse, F. E. and Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. (2016). Cell Adhesion Molecules and Stem Cell-Niche-Interactions in the Limbal Stem Cell Niche. Stem Cells 34(1): 203-219.
  5. Okumura, N., Kakutani, K., Numata, R., Nakahara, M., Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Kruse, F., Kinoshita, S. and Koizumi, N. (2015). Laminin-511 and -521 enable efficient in vitro expansion of human corneal endothelial cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56(5): 2933-2942.
  6. Menzel-Severing, J., Polisetti, N., Schlötzer-Schrehardt, U. and Kruse, F. E. (2015). Towards the use of non-ocular cell lineages in ocular surface disease. In: Scorsetti, D. H., Perez, V. L., Gomes, J. A. P. (Eds.). Stem Cells in Ophthalmology. Jaypee – Highlights Medical Publishers Inc.: pp 179-186.
  7. Petsch, C., Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Meyer-Blazejewska, E., Frey, M., Kruse, F. E. and Bachmann, B. O. (2014). Novel collagen membranes for the reconstruction of the corneal surface. Tissue Eng Part A 20(17-18): 2378-2389.
  8. Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. (2013). Clonal analysis of limbal epithelial stem cell populations. Methods Mol Biol 1014: 55-64.
  9. Menzel-Severing, J., Kruse, F. E. and Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. (2013). Stem cell-based therapy for corneal epithelial reconstruction: present and future. Can J Ophthalmol 48(1): 13-21.
  10. Schlötzer-Schrehardt, U., Polisetti, N., Menzel-Severing, J. and Kruse, F. E. (2013). Tissue-engineering for reconstruction of the corneal epithelium. In: Holland, E. J., Mannis, M. J. and Lee, W. B. (eds). Ocular Surface Disease: Cornea, Conjunctiva and Tear Film. Elsevier, London, pp 347-360.
  11. Schlötzer-Schrehardt, U. (2013). Clonal analysis of limbal epithelial stem cell populations. In: Wright, B. and Connon, C. J. (eds). Corneal Regenerative Medicine: Methods and Protocols. Chapter 3. Humana Press, New York, pp 55-64.
  12. Menzel-Severing, J., Polisetti, N., Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. and Kruse, F. (2012). [Limbal stem cells and their niche: implications for bioengineered tissue constructs]. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 229(12): 1191-1197.
  13. Dietrich-Ntoukas, T., Hofmann-Rummelt, C., Kruse, F. E. and Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. (2012). Comparative analysis of the basement membrane composition of the human limbus epithelium and amniotic membrane epithelium. Cornea 31(5): 564-569.
  14. Meyer-Blazejewska, E. A., Call, M. K., Yamanaka, O., Liu, H., Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Kruse, F. E. and Kao, W. W. (2011). From hair to cornea: toward the therapeutic use of hair follicle-derived stem cells in the treatment of limbal stem cell deficiency. Stem Cells 29(1): 57-66.
  15. Meyer-Blazejewska, E. A., Kruse, F. E., Bitterer, K., Meyer, C., Hofmann-Rummelt, C., Wunsch, P. H. and Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. (2010). Preservation of the limbal stem cell phenotype by appropriate culture techniques. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51(2): 765-774.
  16. Blazejewska, E. A., Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Zenkel, M., Bachmann, B., Chankiewitz, E., Jacobi, C. and Kruse, F. E. (2009). Corneal limbal microenvironment can induce transdifferentiation of hair follicle stem cells into corneal epithelial-like cells. Stem Cells 27(3): 642-652.
  17. Yeung, A. M., Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Kulkarni, B., Tint, N. L., Hopkinson, A. and Dua, H. S. (2008). Limbal epithelial crypt: a model for corneal epithelial maintenance and novel limbal regional variations. Arch Ophthalmol 126(5): 665-669.
  18. Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U., Dietrich, T., Saito, K., Sorokin, L., Sasaki, T., Paulsson, M. and Kruse, F. E. (2007). Characterization of extracellular matrix components in the limbal epithelial stem cell compartment. Exp Eye Res 85(6): 845-860.
  19. Schlotzer-Schrehardt, U. and Kruse, F. E. (2005). Identification and characterization of limbal stem cells. Exp Eye Res 81(3): 247-264.
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