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RNDr. Hana Kolesová, Ph.D.

RNDr. Hana Kolesová, Ph.D. Mailing adress

Institute of Anatomy,
First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University,
U nemocnice 3,
128 00 Prague 2
Czech Republic
phone: +420 224 965 710


6th January 1980, in Prague


1998 - 2003 – Master degree: Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Specialization in Zoology.
2003-2008 – Ph.D. degree: Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Biomedical sciences, specialization in developmental biology
2008 - RNDr.: Charles University, Faculty of Science

Professional history

2002 - 2008 Institute of Anatomy – assistant lecturer
until 2008 – Institute of Anatomy – assistant professor


2006-2007 – one year residency University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in the laboratory of Prof. Roelink. Influence of Sonic hedgehog onto blood vessel development
2001 – 2002 – four residencies at the Salzburg University, Austria, in laboratory of Prof. Lametschwandtner. Course of corrosion vascular casting and scanning electron microscopy
2001 – Three month residency at the Lyon University, France, in laboratory of Prof. Exbrayat. Developmental study of aortic arches in Typhlonectes compressicauda (Gymnophiona)

Select publications

Kolesová H, Roelink H, Grim M. 2008. Sonic hedgehog is required for the assembly and remodeling of branchial arch blood vessels. Dev Dyn 237:1923-1934 + article

Kolesová, H, Lametschwandtner, A, Roček, Z. 2007. The evolution of amphibian metamorphosis: insights based on the transformation of the aortic arches of Pelobates fuscus (Anura). J Anat 210: 379-93 + article

Main topics and interest

Study of embryonal blood vessels formation and remodeling under the influence of the morphogen Sonic hedgehog (Shh)
PhD thesis (2008) – Mechanisms of the blood vessel development in the branchial region
Master thesis (2003) – Development of aortic arches during the metamorphosis of the Spade-foot Toad, Pelobates fuscus (Amphibia, Anura)

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