Wellcome to my page!
I am a postdoc research fellow in the Tamás Gábor Lab.
I graduated at the University of Veszprém, Hungary, receiving M.Sc. diploma in Informatics Engineer. My thesis was about the information coding in snail neural networks under the supervision of
dr. Attila Szűcs (Szűcs et al. 2000, 2004), and prof. János Salánki in the Limnological Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Tihany, Hungary. Also I completed my PhD work here, dealing with heavy metal ion effect on GABA activated ion channels in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis L. neurons (Molnár et al., 2002, 2004) using electrophysiological methods.
In 2004 I moved to the Tamás Gábor Lab. My research here is focused on local network mechanisms, how single cells form functional assemblies. I use several types of methods: quadruple electrophysiology for current and voltage measuring, modelling (MCell), and also imaging techniques (multi photon imaging from Femtonics Ltd, high speed confocal imaging from Andor Technology PLC) are used to reveal the spatiotemporal patterns of network activities, using typically calcium dyes. We recorded single neural signal elicited local network activities: in rat somatosensory cortex a GABAergic cell, the axo-axonic cell (or chandelier cell) were found to be able to initiate feed forward spike coupling (Szabadics et al. 2006) and in the human cortex axo-axonic cells and pyrmidal cells were found to induce feed forward spike (Molnár et al. 2008). If you have any question, please don't hesitate to contact me.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
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