Gerlinde Metz completed a degree in biology at the University of Giessen in Germany and the ETH Zurich in Switzerland with focus on behavioural neuroscience. She obtained a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience from the ETH Zurich in 1999, where she studied the role of neurite growth inhibitors in motor recovery after spinal cord injury. Dr. Metz continued as an AHFMR and DFG Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Lethbridge in Canada and worked as an Adjunct Scientist at the University of Jena in Germany. In 2003, Dr. Metz joined the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN) at the University of Lethbridge as an Assistant Professor in neuroscience and Alberta Heritage Medical Scholar. She became a tenured Associate Professor in 2007 and also completed a Habilitation degree in medicine at the University of Jena, Germany. Dr. Metz was appointed an Alberta Heritage Medical Senior Scholar in 2008. Her research at the CCBN includes studies of functional recovery in rat models of neurological disease, particularly stroke and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Metz developed numerous behavioural test strategies for sensorimotor function in rodents. As a Project Leader in the AIHS Preterm Birth and Healthy Outcomes Team, she is also exploring the influences of perinatal origins of health, disease, and aging.
Biography Updated on 18 March 2012