Short description of the units of the Department of Physiology

Experimental Neonatology Research Group


Lab chief: Domoki Ferenc, MD, PhD

Researchers:
Kovács Viktória MS,PhD
Tóth-Szűki Valéria
Németh János MD
Remzső Gábor MS
Varga Viktória MS


 

Sleep research

Lab chief: Lelkes Zoltán, MD, PhD

 

Behavioral Pharmacology research



Development and characterization of a complex schizophrenia rat model.
Our laboratory developed a new, complex schizophrenia rat model. The goal of the recent studies to characterize the animals applying different behavioral tests.
1. Investigation of pain threshold of the "schizophrenic rats". 2. Investigation of cognitive functions of the "schizophrenic rats". 3. Investigation of autonomic functions of the "schizophrenic rats".

Lab chief:Gyöngyi Horváth, MD, PhD

Researchers:
Gabriella Kékesi MS, PhD
Alexandra Büki MS

 

Sensory research



Chemosensitive primary sensory neurons expressing members of the TRP receptor family (e.g. the capsaicin receptor) play a central role in the transmission of pain. In the Laboratory of Functional Neuromorphologyl we study the anatomical and functional properties of chemosensitive primary afferent neurons in animal models and neuronal cell cultures under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. We apply behavioural tests, laser Doppler flowmetry and light and electron microscopic functional neuromorphological techniques to examine pain mechanisms and, in particular, nociceptive functions.

Lab chief: Jancsó Gábor, MD,PhD,DSc

Researchers:
Dux Mária MD, PhD
Sántha Péter MD, PhD
Kisné Dobos Ildikó MS
Dr. Somodiné Boros Krisztina MD
Oszlács Orsolya MS
Tóthné Rosta Judit Mária MS, PhD
Karcsúné Kis Gyöngyi MS, PhD
Lakatos Szandra MS

Student research associates:
Horváth Ágnes Judit
Szeredi Ivett
Pálvölgyi Laura

 

Sensorimotor Research Group

Research topic:
Examination of parallel visual pathways in the mammalian brain.
Electrophysiological and anatomical investigation of multisensory and sensorimotor functions of the ascending tectofugal visual system and the connected basal ganglia in the mammalian brain.


Lab chief: Attila Nagy MS, PhD

Lab co-chief: György Benedek MD, PhD, DSc

Researchers:
Balázs Barkóczi MS, PhD
Balázs Bodosi MS, PhD
Szabolcs Kéri MD, PhD, DSc
Diána Nyújtó MS
Attila Őze MD
Ákos Pertich MD
András Puszta MD

Diploma students:
Dóra Adamecz
Blanka Bindics
Xénia Katona
Viktória Nagy
Regina Pásztor
Anna Pihokker
Rozalinda Pose

Scientific partners:
Dr. Gábor Braunitzer (SZTE, FOK, Szájsebészeti Tanszék)
Gabriella Eördegh MS,PhD (SZTE, ÁOK, Pszichiátriai Klinika)
Péter Gombkötő MS, PhD (Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, University Rutgers, USA)
Wioletta Waleszczyk MS, PhD, DSc (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland)


 

Primate Vision research



Mammalian electrophysiology Extracellular single cell activity recording in the visual and frontal cortices to investigate visually based decision making Human psychophysiology The effects of transcranial DC stimuli on magnocellular-pathway related decisions The organization of the mental lexicon in bilingual individuals The effect of perceptual learning on multimodal processing The investigation of implicit sequence learning using psychophysics and elctrophysiology (EEG)

Lab chief: Sáry Gyula MD, PhD, DSc

Researchers:
Csibri Péter MS, PhD
Bognár Anna MS

Student research associates:
Németh Margit
András Csaba
Balázs Csaba
Hadarits Flóra
Pengő Edit


 

Neural Network Research Group


We are investigating the emergent activity patterns of neuronal networks during healthy and pathologic conditions in freely moving animal models. Optogenetic and high-resolution electrophysiological techniques are combined to investigate the network mechanisms during the development of epileptic seizures. We are making attempts to develop a transcranial electrical stimulation approach that can automatically terminate seizures in their early stage through a closed-loop system. Another focus of our work is on the neuronal basis of memory processes and spatial navigation in the hippocampus and related structures. The official language of the lab is English, talented undergrad students with good background in informatics/math/biophysics/biology and good manual skills are welcome.
Lab chief: Berényi Antal, MD, PhD
Researchers:
Yuichi Takeuchi MSc PhD
Mari Takeuchi MSc
Antonio Fernández Ruiz MSc
Azahara Oliva González MSc
Nagy Anett MSc
Vöröslakos Mihály MD
Kozák Gábor MSc MD


Student research associates:
Rokszin Bereniké
Nagy Attila Gergő BSc
Földi Tamás
Jun Takai
Yasuko Takai


Project manager:
Gyurkovics Tamás BSc

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