Last updated: 2010. május. 4.

Curriculum vitae


I. Personal data

Born: 04. July 1973, Baraolt, Romania
Employment: Lecturer, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Work-address: 1094 Budapest, Tűzoltó street 58, Hungary
Work Phone: +36-1-215-6920 / extension 3613
E-mail: nagyn@ana2.sote.hu
Webpage: http://anatomia.sote.hu/ix.php?4_eng

 

II. Studies:

  • 1987-1991: high-school, Apor Péter High-school, Tîrgu Secuiesc, Covasna county, Romania
  • 1993-1997: B.Sc., Biology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania., major biology. Title of the thesis: Rat monoclonal antibodies produced against mouse stem cells. Scientific advisor: Dr. Attila Magyar.
  • 1997-2001: Ph.D., Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary. Title of the thesis: Development of the bursa of Fabricius: stromal cell differentiation. Scientific advisor: Dr. Imre Oláh

III. Scientific career

  • 2004-2006: Postdoc research fellow, Harvard Medical School, MGH, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Boston, USA, Dr. Allan M. Goldstein’s lab, topic: Development of the enteric nervous system.
  • 2001-... : Assistant Professor, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2008-... : Lecturer, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009: visiting professor Harvard University, MGH, Department of Pediatric Reserach, USA

IV. Scientific area:

  • Developmental biology of the enteric nervous system
  • Developmental biology and functional morphology of the gut-associated lymphoid and lymphomyeloid organs: bursa of Fabricius, tonsils, spleen, thymus.
  • Epithelio-mesenchymal interactions, epithelial differentiation

Research experience:

  • avian embryonic microsurgery (quail-chick chimera, parabiosis, notochord, ectoderm, endoderm ablation, neural crest transplantation, DiI labeling, microbead implantation, etc.), organ cultures, RCAS virus technique, in situ hybridization
  • histology, histochemistry, immunocytochemistry, double immunofluorescence staining, electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, monoclonal antibody production
  • cell culturing (hybridoma, B cells, growth of myoblasts, sympathetic and sensory neurons, fibroblasts, embryonic stem (ES) cells, macrophages, etc.), ELISA

V. Teaching activity:

at the Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary):

  • Anatomy (B.Sc. level, mandatory)
  • Histology and embryology (B.Sc. level, mandatory)
  • Developmental biology (Ph.D. and B.Sc. level, optional)

at the Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology:

  • Comparative anatomy of vertebrates (B.Sc. level, mandatory, 2nd semester)

VI. Scientific honours:

Research fellowships:

  • 1994: student research fellowship, Department of Biochemistry and Developmental Biology Laboratory, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Topic: Mouse embryo: isolation and culture.
  • 1995: student research fellowship, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Topic: Mouse embryonic stem cells: culture and manipulation
  • 1996: student research fellowship, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Topic: Stem cell culture and embryomanipulation
  • 1997: student research fellowship, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. Topic: Monoclonal antibody production against mouse embryonic stem cells
  • 2000: Erasmus/Socrates fellowship, Department of Anatomy II, Dr. Bodo Christ’s lab, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany. Topic: Avian embryomanipulation

Scientific prizes

  • 2008: Tutor Excellency prize, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2000: Student Award, Society for Developmental Biology, USA
  • 2001: Student Award, Society for Developmental Biology, USA
  • 2001: Apáthy István Award of the Apáthy István Fund, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2002: Lenhossék Award of the Hungarian Society for Anatomists, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2004: Student Award, Society for Developmental Biology, USA

VII. Membership (Professional Societies):

  • Transylvanian Museum Association, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Hungarian Society for Cell and Developmental Biology, Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungarian Society for Anatomists, Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungarian Society for Immunologists, Budapest, Hungary
  • Society for Developmental Biology, USA
  • American Association of Anatomists, USA

Language skills:

  • Hungarian – mother tongue
  • Romanian – fluent
  • English – fluent