Brian Metscher

Dr. Brian Metscher

Dept. of Theoretical Biology
University of Vienna
Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Wien, Austria

Tel. +43 1 4277 56704
Fax +43 1 4277 9544
brian.metscher@univie.ac.at
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Research

X-ray microtomography (MicroCT)
We are developing methods for 3-D x-ray imaging of small biological specimens of various kinds, especially for developmental biology and comparative embryology.

Axolotl microCT face

Magritte fish Evolutionary Developmental Biology
EvoDevo is the new re-synthesis of embryological and evolutionary research interests.  My own efforts focus on comparative organogenesis as an approach to understanding the evolution of new forms.
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Understanding Evolution
Learning about evolution is a wonderful way to learn how science really works and to improve your thinking skills.  Here are a few resources for understanding evolution and to combat the persistent threats to science education.


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Publications list with some links. PDFs can be found here: Metscher_publications

Lab protocols for everyone to enjoy.


Teaching

Winter Semesters (Oct-Jan):

Lecture: Imaging and Visualization in Developmental Biology  300530 UE
Project practicum: 3D Imaging and Modeling Using MicroCT  300530 PP
Writing seminar: Writing Theses and Articles in English  300531 SE

Summer Semesters (Mar-Jun):

Project practicum: 3D Imaging and Modeling Using MicroCT  300530 PP
Writing seminar: Scientific Literature and Communication  300018 SE

 


Required readings for all graduate students.


Resources for Writing