After graduating from Berlin in 2001, Christiane undertook a doctoral thesis on corneal innervation in dogs and cats. From 2003-2005 Christiane worked in research project on in vivo confocal microscopy of the cornea at the University in Munich in cooperation with a private ophthalmology referral clinic in Munich, where she worked as clinician till 2007, followed by a 12 month COPLOW ocular pathology fellowship at Wisconsin University. Christiane then spent some time in externships in M-W, USA, Munich and Berlin, and finished her residency program at the Animal Health Trust in November 2012 and is became a board certified ECVO diplomat in 2014. She then became interested in the area of canine stem cell research and performed a PhD at the stem cell department of the Animal Health Trust (Dr. D. Guest) and under supervision of Prof. J. Daniels, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London. Since October 2019 she is working as a lecturer in ophthalmology at the Royal Veterinary College, University London. Her main research interests are corneal stem cell research and corneal imaging.