I graduated as an MD from Semmelweis University, Budapest in 2006, and as an MSc in Mathematics, specialized in Probability Theory and Statistics, at Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest) one year later. During my university years, I developed an interest in neuroscience and worked as an undergraduate in Tamas Freund’s group, where I could benefit from my double background to solve analysis-heavy neurophysiology problems. I attended grad school at Semmelweis University from 2006 and received my PhD in Neuroscience in 2010. During my PhD years, I worked on understanding the formation of hippocampal theta oscillations through investigating neural synchrony in the septo-hippocampal system in rats under Viktor Varga’s supervision. I moved to the States in 2010 and carried out a nearly 5-years post-doc work in the Kepecs lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York, US), where my main focus was the central cholinergic system in mice. I moved back to Hungary as a returning Marie Curie Fellow, and established my lab in September 2015, after receiving the ‘Momentum’ Hungarian starting grant. My lab works on how different neuromodulatory systems are coordinated to mediate learning and other cognitive behaviour, also helped by an ERC Starting Grant received in 2016. I was a member of the FENS-Kavli Network (2016-2020 term), where I served on the board for two years, mostly responsible for outreach, including the coordination of FKNE activities during the 2018 FENS Forum.
Király B, Balázsfi D, Horváth I, Solari N, Sviatkó K, Lengyel K, Birtalan E, Babos M, Bagaméry G, Máthé D, Szigeti K, Hangya B (2020) In Vivo Localization of Chronically Implanted Electrodes and Optic Fibers in Mice. Nat Comm, in press
Laszlovszky T, Schlingloff D, Freund TF, Gulyás A, Kepecs A, Hangya B (2020) Distinct synchronization, cortical coupling and behavioural function of two basal forebrain cholinergic neuron types. Nat Neurosci, 23:992-1003.