Department of Animal Histology and Embryology



  • Head of the Department:
    • Professor Piotr Świątek
  • Academic Teachers:
    • Magdalena Rost-Roszkowska, PhD, DSc
    • Izabela Poprawa, PhD, DSc
    • Weronika Rupik, PhD, DSc
    • Karol Małota, PhD
    • Anna Urbisz, PhD
  • Technical Staff:
    • Łukasz Chajec, PhD
    • Danuta Urbańska-Jasik, PhD
    • Alina Chachulska-Żymełka

Main fields of research:

  • development of selected organs (e.g. skin, endocrine glands, gonads) in fish and reptiles;
  • ultrastructure of the alimentary canal in selected invertebrates (insects, crustaceans, tardigrades, annelids) with special emphasis on regeneration and degeneration processes;
  • gonad structure and gametogenesis in selected invertebrate (insects, clitellate annelids, tardigrades) and vertebrate animals (fish, reptiles).

Unique resources of the Department:

  • Transmission electron microscope: Hitachi H500

For students:

  • Erasmus +:
    • General histology and histological techniques
    • Eukaryotic cell ultrastructure and electron microscopy techniques
  • PhD studies on Advanced methods in biotechnology and biodiversity:
    • Cyto- and histochemical analysis of embryonic animal tissues.