Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977 – 1983
    Studied veterinary medicine at Giessen University and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

  • 1983 – 1985
    Postgraduate studies in veterinary pathology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

  • 1985 – 1986
    Experimental pathology, Hannover Medical School

  • Since 1986
    Toxicological, experimental and comparative pathology, with a concentration in respiratory tract and tumour pathology

Selected publications

  • Rittinghausen, S. et al.: Primary pulmonary tumors. In: Mohr, U., Capen, C.C., Dungworth, D.L. (eds.): Pathobiology of the aging rat 1. ILSI Press, Washington DC 1992. pp. 161-172.

  • Rittinhausen, S. et al.: Atypical malignant mesotheliomas with osseous and cartilaginous differentiation after intraperitoneal injection of various types of mineral fibres in rats. In: Experimental Pathology 44, 1992. pp. 55-58.

  • Cardesa, A. et al.: Central nervous system; heart; eye; mesothelium. In: Mohr, U. et al. (eds.): International classification of rodent tumours. In: Part 1, rat, fascicle 1. IARC Scientific Publications 122, 1994. Lyon, pp. 1-80.

  • Rittinghausen, S. et al.: Primary pulmonary tumors. In: Mohr, U., Capen, C.C., Dungworth, D.L. (eds.): Pathobiology of the aging mouse 1. ILSI Press, Washington DC 1996. pp. 301-314.

  • Rittinghausen, S. et al.: Naturally occurring pulmonary tumors in rodents. In: Jones, T.C., Mohr, U. (eds.): ILSI monographs on pathology of laboratory animals, respiratory system, 2nd edition. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 1996, pp. 183-206.

  • Rittinghausen, S. et al.: Cystic squamous cell carcinomas in the lungs of Syrian golden hamsters induced by coal oven flue exhaust mixed with pyrolized tar pitch in combination with benzo(a)pyrene. In: Experimental Toxicologic Pathology 49, 1997. pp. 11-14.

  • Rittinghausen, S., Mohr, U., Dungworth, D.L.: Pulmonary cystic keratinizing squamous cell lesions of rats after inhalation/instillation of different particles. In: Experimental Toxicologic Pathology 49, 1997. pp. 433-446.

  • Rittinghausen, S., Kaspareit, J., Ernst, H.: Spontaneous neoplasms of the nasal cavity in rats. In: Experimental Toxicologic Pathology 50, 1998. pp. 379-383.

  • Dungworth, D.L. et al.: CHAPTER 1. Respiratory system. In: Mohr, U. et al. (eds.): International classification of rodent tumours. Part II: The mouse. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 2001.

  • Renne, R. et al.: Proliferative and Nonproliferative Lesions of the Rat and Mouse Respiratory Tract. In: Toxicologic Pathology 37, 2001. Supplement 5, p. 73.

  • Rittinghausen S , et al. (2014): The carcinogenic effect of various multi-walled carbon nanotubes

    (MWCNTs) after intraperitoneal injection in rats. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2014 Nov


  • Rittinghausen S, et al. (2013): Evaluation of immunohistochemical markers to detect the genotoxic mode of action of fine and ultrafine dusts in rat lungs. Toxicology. 2013 Jan 7;303:177-86

  • Eydner M, et al. (2012): Impacts after inhalation of nano- and fine-sized titanium

    dioxide particles: morphological changes, translocation within the rat lung, and

    evaluation of particle deposition using the relative deposition index. Inhal Toxicol. 2012 Aug;24(9):557-69

Selected projects

  • RITA, Registry of Industrial Toxicology Animal data

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • INHAND (International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic criteria): Member of the GESC (Global Editorial Steering Committee)

  • ESTP European Society of Toxicological Pathology executive board: Representative for nomenclature and RITA

  • STP Society of Toxicological Pathology

  • ESVP European Society of Veterinary Pathology

Additional qualifications

  • Specialist veterinary doctor for pathology

  • Additional qualification in toxicological pathology


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