Research associates

  • Tamas Biro, PhD, DSc, Professor is the Head of the Department of Immunology.
  • Eva Rajnavolgyi, PhD, DSc, Professor
    • has developed sounded advances in human DC differentiation and function authoring publications in peer-reviewed journals. She also played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Cell Therapy Unit at the Clinical Centre for establishing a DC-based Phase I clinical trial in colorectal carcinoma patients.
  • Arpad Lanyi, PhD, Associate Professor. 
    • His main interest is to understand the role of SLAM family of co-receptor molecules in the communication between dendritic cells and T-cells and how this communication affects the differentiation of naive T-cells into effector cells. Recently he has become interested int he immunological aspects of tumors with the tumor-associated stroma. These projects use a combination of in vitro systems using  DC gene transfer, gene silencing followed by analysis of DC functions and tumor models utilizing full KO or tissue- specific KO models.
  • Attila Bacsi, PhD, Associate Professor
    • has experience in both in vitro and in vivo systems to study the effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on the functional activities of DC and epithelial cells, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms of inflammation.
  • Peter Gogolak
    • has expertise in  the phenotypic and functional characterization of DC and T-lymphocyte subsets by a versatile methodological repertoire that involve flow cytometry, cytokine/protein multiplex bead assays and separation of rare cell populations by cell sorting.
  • Gabor Koncz research fellow
    • his focus of research has been the study of apoptotoic and non-apoptotic cell death pathways and cytotoxic functions in the immune system, signal transduction of different survival and death receptors.
  • Attila Szabo
    • is interested in the role of DC subtypes and subsets in inflammatory and anti-viral interferon responses, as well as their contribution to central nervous system immune homeostasis and pathologies.
  • Kitti Linda Pázmándi, PhD, research fellow
    • is studying the possible effects of oxidative microenviroment and „damage-associated molecular patterns” (DAMPs) generated by inflammatory reactions on the functional properties of human DCs, preferentially on human plasmacytoid DC.
  • Tünde Fekete
    • is specialized in the antiviral and inflammatory responses of different conventional DC subtypes with particular interest in the signaling pathways regulated by the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR).

Updated: 2017.06.27.