Dr Elena Koudouna

Dr Elena Koudouna

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Academic Qualifications

Sep 2010 – Jan 2014 Ph.D Structural Biophysics

School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Oct 2009- Aug 2010 MSc Biomedicine

Division of Life & Medical Sciences, Lancaster University, UK

Oct 2006 – Jun 2009 BSc (Hons) Cell Biology with Biomedicine

Division of Life & Medical Sciences, Lancaster University, UK

Honours and awards

2011 1st Place Poster Prize Award

Cardiff University, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Postgraduate Poster Day

Feb 2017 JSPS 2017 London Symposium Scheme

Funding to organise a JSPS-sponsored symposium entitled “Stem Cells and the Eye” between British and Japanese researchers in Nov 2017

Sep 2016 International Society for Eye Research (ISER) Travel Grant Fellowship

Conference Presenter Travel Grant Fellowship at the 2016 ISER International Meeting in Tokyo, Japan

Feb 2014 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Short-Term Post- Doctoral Fellowship

JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellowship award to conduct research in Prof. Noriko Koizumi’s lab in Doshisha University, Japan for 1 year

Sep 2013 British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMB) Bursary

Conference presenter Bursary at the “Under pressure: the cell’s response” BSMB conference – Podium Presentation

Jun 2013 Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) Bursary

Conference Presenter Bursary at the UK Tissue and Cell and Engineering Society Conference – Podium Presentation

Sep 2013 Funding for Interdisciplinary Activities awarded (CITER Soc)

Co-chair, along with Dr Sian Morgan (Cardiff University) the Postgraduate Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair Society (CITER Soc), an interdisciplinary, student-led, research group sponsored by CITER (www.cardiff.ac.uk/citer). Secured £792 of funding from the University Graduate College for a 150 attendee (UGRs, PGRs, School pupils, Academic Staff, Public) symposium titled ‘Catching a Killer’. Invited and liaised with speakers, arranged the catering and controlled the finances for the symposium. Co-chaired the event on the day.

Oct 2010 Cardiff University Sir Martin Evans President's PhD Studentship

Cardiff University Sir Martin Evans President's Research Scholarship

Professional memberships

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The U.S. Department of State, International Exchange Alumni Member

International Society for Eye Research (ISER)

British Society for Matrix Biology (BSMB)

UK Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Association

My research focuses on investigating cell-matrix interactions that define tissue structure and function using a range of cellular/molecular techniques and advances in 3D structural imaging modalities, with an overarching aim to understand matrix deposition and tissue architecture.

Publications

E Koudouna, N Okumura, Y Okazaki, S Nakano, R Inoue, NJ Fullwood, J Hori, S Kinoshita, N Koizumi. Immune Cells on the Corneal Endothelium of an Allogeneic Corneal Transplantation Rabbit Model. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2017; 58: 242-251

E Koudouna, RD Young, M Ueno, S Kinoshita, C Knupp, AJ Quantock. Three-dimensional architecture of collagen type VI in the human trabecular meshwork. Molecular Vision 2014; 20:38- 648. Citations: 4

G Veronesi, E Koudouna, M Cotte, FL Martin, AJ Quantock. X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy identifies differential sulfur speciation in corneal tissue. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 2013; 405:6613-6620. Citations: 9

E Koudouna, G Veronesi, II Patel, M Cotte, C Knupp, FL Martin, AJ Quantock. Chemical composition and sulfur speciation in bulk tissue by x-ray spectroscopy and x-ray microscopy: Corneal development during embryogenesis. Biophysical Journal 2012;103:357-364. Citations: 6

E Koudouna, E Mikula, DJ Brown, RD Young, C Knupp, AJ Quantock, J Jester. Chick corneal morphogenesis: A new role for keratocytes. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2017; 58 (8), 1998.

HS Hwang, Y Xie, E Koudouna, DJ Brown, J Jester. Light Transmission Characteristics of the Meibomian Gland: What Does Meibography Detect?. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2017; 58(8), 2238.

RD Young, C Knupp, E Koudouna, PN Lewis, KM Meek, AJ Quantock. Studies of collagen organisation and early stages of cell infiltration in the primary stroma of developing chick cornea. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2016; 57, 1909

E Koudouna, N Okumura, S Nakano, R Inoue, N Fullwood, Y Okazaki, S Kinoshita, N Koizumi; Existence of inflammatory cells on donor corneal endothelium in a Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty rabbit model. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2015; 56(7):4022.

E Koudouna, C Pinali; RD. Young, B Palka, M Ueno, C Boot, C Knupp, AJ Quantock. Preliminary electron microscopical studies of connective tissue in the human lamina cribrosa. International Journal of Experimental Pathology. 2011; 92(6):A26 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2613.2011.00780.x