David Hercher’s studied Molecular Biology at the University of Vienna and finished his Dr. scient. Med at the Medical University of Vienna. His main research focus is the investigation of regenerative processes after injuries with special emphasis on the nervous system. His group works on the elucidation of modes of action of mechanical stimuli on nerve tissue as well as on improving outcomes after peripheral nerve injuries with segmental tissue loss. Furhtermore he works on non-viral gene therapy and novel imaging modalities and their application in the field of regenerative medicine.
Heinzel J, Längle G, Oberhauser V, Hausner T, Kolbenschlag J, Prahm C, Grillari J, Hercher D (2020) Use of the CatWalk gait analysis system to assess functional recovery in rodent models of peripheral nerve injury – a systematic review. J Neurosci Methods 2020 Nov 1;345:108889.
Heinzel J, Swiadek N, Ashmwe M, Rührnößl A, Oberhauser V, Kolbenschlag J, Hercher D (2020) Automated Gait Analysis to Assess Functional Recovery in Rodents with Peripheral Nerve or Spinal Cord Contusion Injury. J Vis Exp 2020 Oct 6;(164).
Hercher D, Kerbl M, Schuh CMAP, Heinzel J, Gal L, Stainer M, Schmidhammer R, Hausner T, Redl H, Nógrádi A, Hacobian A. (2019) Spatiotemporal Differences in Gene Expression Between Motor and Sensory Autografts and Their Effect on Femoral Nerve Regeneration in the Rat. Front Cell Neurosci. 2019 May 8;13:182.