Assoc. Prof. Zbyněk Tonar, MD, Ph.D.
Assoc. Prof. Zbyněk Tonar, MD, Ph.D.
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Associate professor at the Institute of histology and embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Pilsen, Czech Republic

It was embryology that brought me to histology. For the thesis at the end of my studies as a biology teacher, I needed to learn to cut, stain, work with microscope and photograph histological sections and embryos of various mammals. Teachers and researchers from the Faculty of Medicine in Plzeň helped me, advised and inspired me for this field so much that I graduated from the faculty. As a medical student I was involved in research and in lecturing at the Institute of Histology and Embryology and I do so until today. I still enjoy working with the microscope. With its help, histology provides a unique insight into many medical disciplines and enables me to find answers to unanswered questions. I focus on quantitative histology of blood vessels of humans and microscopic evaluation of experiments in animals where we want to understand the nature of certain diseases and to test whether it is possible to treat the conditions. I like music, books and sports.

(foreword from the beginning of first edition of Memorix Histology)