Erik Hrabovszky, MD, PhD, D.Sc


Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary


Professor; Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Endocrine Neurobiology


Basic Scientist

Research Interests

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.

Research Expertise

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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