TU Dresden


Dr. Mike O. Karl

2004   MD
1999 Doctoral Thesis

Positions held




> 2020     Professor for Retinal stem cell research and neurogenesis at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), an institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), and at the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine of the TU Dresden, and affiliated with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Dresden.

2012-20   Research Group Leader — Human stem cell and organoid based retina disease modeling; German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Helmholtz Association

2012-20   Affiliated Research Group Leader — Retinal Development, Degeneration & Regeneration; TU Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)

2010-11   Independent Research Associate Group Leader; TU Dresden, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), Dresden

2005-10   Senior Research Fellow; DFG Postdoc Fellowship, Prof. T. Reh PhD, Dept. Bio. Structure, UW, Seattle, USA

2003        Junior Research Fellow; Prof. O. Strauss PhD, Dept. Exp. Ophthalmology, UKE-Hamburg, Germany

2002        Junior Research Fellow; Herbert-Funke Fdt. Fellowship, Prof. M.M. Civan, MD, Dept. Physiology, UPENN, USA


2018  University Würzburg, W2 Experimental Ophthalmology, primo loco (declined)

2012  Charité, University Berlin, W2 Professorship, Experimental Ophthalmology, tertio loco.



2014   EYEnovative Award – Novartis Pharma GmbH

2012   EYEnovative Award – Novartis Pharma GmbH

2009   Innovative Ophthalmology Research Award ARVO-AFER –

2006   Kaj Ulrik Linderström-Lang Thesis Award – Freundes- & Förderkreis UKE e.V., Germany


Group Leader

Dr. Mike O. Karl

Assistant to Group Leader

Kristin Baues
Phone: +49 (0)351 458 82200