Robert ČERNÝ (head)


Contact information:

Mgr. Robert Černý, Ph.D.

Phone: +420221951850      

Fax: +420221951841


Room: 222


Personal webpage:

Laboratory for the study of craniofacial evolution & development


Research interests:

Developmental morphology; comparative embryology; evolutionary-developmental biology.


Current projects:

Developmental morphogenesis of head and pharyngeal structures in axolotl, bichir and lamprey; jaw development and evolution; germ-layer origin of oral & pharyngeal teeth.




Recent publications:


Minarik M, Stundl J, Fabian P, Jandzik D, Metscher BD, Psenicka M, Gela D, Osorio-Perez A, Arias-Rodriguez L, Horacek I & Cerny R. 2017. Pre-oral gut contributes to facial structures in non-teleost fishes. Nature 547 (7662): 202-212


Square T, Jandzik D, Romášek M, Cerny R, & Medeiros DM. 2017. The origin and diversification of the developmental mechanisms that pattern the vertebrate head skeleton. Developmental Biology 477: 219-229




Jandzik D, Hawkins MB, Cattell MV, Cerny R, Square T & Medeiros DM. 2014. Roles for FGF in lamprey pharyngeal pouch formation and skeletogenesis highlight the developmental changes underlying jaw evolution. Development 141 (2): 629-638