Erik Hrabovszky, MD, PhD, D.Sc
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Professor; Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Endocrine Neurobiology
Research in the laboratory of Dr. Hrabovszky combines neuroanatomical, molecular and electrophysiological techniques to study the neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction, with a focus on the mechanisms of sex steroid feedback to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons. Previous studies in this laboratory established a novel route of direct estrogen feedback to GnRH neurons and the selective role of the beta estrogen receptor isoform in this process. Recently the laboratory has used quantitative immunohistochemistry on a large human hypothalamic tissue cohort and identified sex- and aging-dependent neuroanatomical differences of the human kisspeptin, neurokinin B and RFRP systems.
Professor Hrabovszky has been trained as a medical doctor and a human anatomist. Commonly used neuroanatomical approaches in his laboratory include immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Molecular tools (microarray, quantitative PCR) are used routinely to determine estrogen-dependent changes in the gene expression profile of microdissected brain regions.
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