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hunyady-laszlo

László Hunyady M.D., Ph.D.,  D.Sc.

Date and Place of Birth: 23 March, 1959; Szombathely, Hungary

Educational and Professional Background:

1983 M.D., Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary;
1992 Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;
1997 Habilitation, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary;
2000 D.Sc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;
2012 Member of Academia Europaea;
2016 Regular Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Current Position:

2005- Head and Professor of the Department of Physiology, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary;
2013- Dean, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Positions and Postdoctoral Training:

1983-86 Postgraduate Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Research was carried out at the Semmelweis University of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary. Research adviser: Dr. András Spät;
1987-89 Visiting Fellow, Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, NICHD, NIH; Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A. Research adviser: Dr. Kevin J. Catt;
1992-95, 2000-01 Visiting Scholar, Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A.;
1987-99 Assistant Professor, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary;
1999-2004 Associate Professor, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary;
2004- Professor of Physiology, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary;
2005- Head and Professor of Physiology, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary
2006-2012 Vice Dean, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary;
2012-2013 Vice Rector for General Affairs, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary;
2013- Dean, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Awards and Honors:

1984 Mihály Gerendás Memorial Award for young biochemists by the Hungarian Biochemical Society;
1995 International Research Scholar Award by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
1997 Széchenyi Scholarship by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education;
1998 Richter Gedeon Research Prize by the Semmelweis University of Medicine;
2000 Visiting Professor, St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, U.K.;
2000 Tivadar Huzella Award and Medal by the Semmelweis University;
2004 Elected Representative of the Doctors of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
2004 Outstanding Mentor of Research Students Award by the Semmelweis University;
2005 Master Professor Gold Medal by the Council of National Scientific Students’ Associations, Hungary;
2007 Academy Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
2010 Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
2011 Pető Ernő Medal, Markusovszky Hospital;
2016 Regular Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
2017 Genersich Antal Award;
2018 Széchenyi Prize state award for outstanding contribution to academic life

Professional Society Memberships:

1982 Hungarian Physiological Society; 1998- Council member
2006-10, Secretary General of HPS; 2010-14, President of HPS
1990 Hungarian Endocrinology and Metabolism Society;
1991 The Endocrine Society (U.S.A.);
1997 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
2007- Hungarian Experimental and Clinical Pharmacological Society;
2011- European Society of Endocrinology (2011-15 member of ESE Basic Science Committee)

Editorial Board Memberships:

2005- Acta Physiologica Hungarica;
2005- Trends in Pharmacological Sciences;
2006-2010 Journal of Endocrinology;
2008-2012 Journal of Molecular Endocrinology;
2006- Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology;
2009-2012 Endocrinology

Associate Editorship:

2009-2013 Molecular Endocrinology

Grants (Principal Investigator):

1992 Fogarty International Center, Central and Eastern European Initiative, with Dr. Kevin J. Catt;
1995-2000 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, International Research Scholar Award, (HHMI 75195-541702), “The role of receptor internalization in angiotensin II signaling”;
1996- Hungarian Research Foundation Grants;
1997-2000 The Wellcome Trust (London, U.K.), Collaborative Research Initiative Grant (051804/Z/97/Z), “The mechanism of AT1 angiotensin receptor internalization” with Professor Adrian J. L. Clark;
1997- Ministry of Health, Social and Family Affairs Research Grants, Hungary;
1997-2001 Hungarian Ministry of Education Research Grants;
2002-5 The Wellcome Trust (London, U.K.), Collaborative Research Initiative Grant (069416/Z/02/Z), “The role of receptor endocytosis and endocytic proteins in angiotensin II-induced MAP kinase activation” with Professor Adrian J. L. Clark;
2005-8 Ányos Jedlik Innovation Program Grant, National Office for Research and Technology, Hungary;
2006-08 Hungarian Research Foundation Grant (ETT) „The Examination of Signaling Mechanisms of angiotensin II in Living Cells”;
2008-12 OTKA (NK72661) ” Novel mechanisms in the regulation of the physiological actions of angiotensin II”;
2012-15 OTKA (NK100883) “Studies on the effects of signaling-specific agonists”;
2012-17 MTA–SE Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology (2012TKI637):“Signaling mechanisms and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors”;
2016-2019 NKFI (K116954) Novel signaling mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptors
2017-22 MTA–SE Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology: “Signaling mechanisms and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors”;
2017-19 NVKP_16-1-2016-0039: Atherosclerosis in focus: identification of novel therapeutic targets and drug candidates

Assignments:

2000-2003 Member of the Physiology Committee of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA);
2001-2008 Semmelweis University, School of Ph.D. Studies, member of the Quality Control and Evaluation Board;
2005-2011 Member and Secretary of the 3rd Doctoral Committee of the Medical Science Division of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
2005-2008 Member of the Post-Doctoral Committee of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA);
2007-2013 Semmelweis University, President of the Curriculum and Programme Accreditation Committee;
2008- Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Council of Academic Research Institutions, member of the Board of Trustees for Life Sciences;
2008-2011 Member of the International Committee of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA);
2009-2015. Member of the Council of Academic Research Institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
2009- Medical Research Council, President of the IX. Committee for Cell Biology and Endocrinology;
2011-2017 Chairman of the 3rd Doctoral Committee of the Medical Science Division of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
2012-2013 Semmelweis University, President of the Committee for the Review of Students’ Judicial Remedy Appeals;
2014- Medical Research Council, Member of the Board for Research and Development;
2003- Member of the Evaluation Committee of Award the l’ORÉAL-UNESCO Women in Science Award, Hungary;
2017- National Research, Development and Innovation Office – Research, Development and Innovation special expert;
2018- Member and Vice-President of the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Committee

Research Interests:

Mechanism of activation of G protein-coupled receptors
Mechanisms of signaling and trafficking of angiotensin receptors

Scientometrical figures:

Number of scientific and educational publications: 141
Book chapters: 4
Citations: more than 6200, independent citations: more than 5,100
Hirsch index: 47
g index: 76

List of Publications:  in MTMT scientific data base