Csillag, András 

Nationality: Hungarian

Date and Place of Birth: 20 February, 1949, Debrecen (Hungary)

Title and Affiliations: Professor in Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Work address: 58 Tűzoltó utca, H-1094, Budapest, Hungary

Phone: +361 215-6598, Fax: +361 215 5158 E-mail: csillag.andras@med.semmelweis-univ.hu

 a. Professional Preparation.

Medical: Semmelweis University, Budapest. Major: General Medicine M.D., 1973

Graduate: Semmelweis University, Budapest Neurobiology (Transport processes in isolated nerve endings) Ph.D., 1984

Post-doctoral: Hungarian Academy of Sciences Neuroanatomical background of avian avoidance learning D.Sc., 1995

b. Appointments.

Chairman of the Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 2004 to present

Full Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 2001 to present

Associate Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 1996-2001

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 1988-1996

Visiting Research Fellow at Menninger, Topeka, KS, USA, awardee of Fogarty-NIH Central and Eastern Europe Senior International Fellowship in the Neurosciences, total of 10 months stay between 1992-1994

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Biology Department, Brain Research Group, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.for 3 years 1984-1987

Visiting Research Officer at the MRC Developmental Neurobiology Unit (London, UK), for 6 months 1977-1978

Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 1975-1988

Research Associate at the Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 1973-1975

c. Publications.

a) Books and book chapters:

1. Csillag A, Quantitative autoradiography at the light and electron-microscope levels, In: Quantitative Methods in Neuroanatomy, (Ed. Michael G. Stewart), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, New York, Brisbane, Toronto, Singapore, 1992, pp. 3-25.

2. Csillag A. Anatomy of the Living Human: Atlas of Medical Imaging, Könemann, Cologne, 1999

3. Csillag A. Atlas d’imagerie médicale: Anatomie de l’être humain, Könemann, Cologne, 2000 (in French)

4. Csillag A. Der menschliche Körper: Atlas der bildgebenden Verfahren in der Humanmedizin, Könemann, Cologne, 2000 (in German)

5. Csillag A. Anatomie van de levende mens: Atlas van medische beeldvorming, Könemann, Cologne, 2000 (in Dutch)

6. Csillag A. Atlas de anatomía humana: Técnicas de imagen médicas, Könemann, Cologne, 2000 (in Spanish)

7. Csillag A (2005) Atlas of the Sensory Organs. Functional and Clinical Anatomy. Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey, USA

b) Research communications (10 significant publications within the past 10 years):

1. Csillag A., Kabai P., Kovach J.K. (1995) Effects of diencephalic lesions on approach responses and color preferences in quail. Physiol. Behav. 58, 659-668.

2. Stewart MG, Kabai P, Harrison E, Steele RJ, Kossut M, Gierdalski M, Csillag A, (1996) The involvement of dopamine in the striatum in passive avoidance training in the chick. Neuroscience, 70, 7-14.

3. Csillag A , Székely AD, Stewart MG (1997) Synaptic terminals immunolabelled against glutamate in the lobus parolfactorius of domestic chicks (Gallus domesticus) in relation to afferents from the archistriatum. Brain Res. 750, 171-179.

4. Davies DC, Csillag A, Székely AD, P. Kabai (1997) Efferent connections of the domestic chick archistriatum: A Phaseolus lectin anterograde tracing study. J. Comp. Neurol. 389, 679-693.

5. Csillag A (1999) Striato-telencephalic and striato-tegmental circuits: relevance to learning in domestic chicks, Behavioural Brain Research, Special Issue ‘Avian Behavioural Neuroscience’ (Eds: A Csillag, AD Székely, MG Stewart), 98, 227-236.

6. Montagnese CM, Mezey SE, Csillag A (2003) Efferent connections of the dorsomedial thalamic nuclei of the domestic chick (Gallus domesticus), J. Comp. Neurol. 459, 301-326.

7. Reiner A, Perkel DJ, Bruce L, Butler AB, Csillag A et al. (2004) Revised nomenclature for avian telencephalon and some related brainstem nuclei, J. Comp. Neurol. 473, 377-414.

8. Bálint E, Kitka T, Zachar G, Ádám Á, Hemmings HC Jr, Csillag A (2004) Abundance and location of DARPP-32 in striato-tegmental circuits of domestic chicks, J. Chem. Neuroanat. 28, 27-36.

9. Kabai P, Stewart MG, Tarcali J, Csillag A (2004) Inhibiting effect of D1, but not D2 antagonist administered to the striatum on retention of passive avoidance in the chick, Neurobiol. Learn. Mem. 81, 155-158.

10. Erich D. Jarvis, Onur Güntürkün, Laura Bruce, András Csillag, Harvey Karten, Wayne Kuenzel, Loreta Medina, George Paxinos, David J. Perkel, Toru Shimizu, Georg Striedter, J. Martin Wild, Gregory F. Ball, Jennifer Dugas-Ford, Sarah Durand, Gerald Hough, Scott Husband, Lubica Kubikova, Diane W. Lee, Claudio V. Mello, Alice Powers, Connie Siang, Tom V. Smulders, Kazuhiro Wada, Stephanie A. White, Keiko Yamamoto, Jing Yu, Anton Reiner and Ann B. Butler (2005) Avian brains and a paradigm shift in understanding vertebrate brain evolution, Nature Reviews: Neuroscience, in press

c) Total number of publications: 160 (67 research communications, 4 book chapters and symposia, 6 books, 83 conference abstracts). Cumulative impact factor (from full papers): 165,64; Number of citations: over 950

d. Synergistic Activities.

1. Organizer of the international meeting „Avian Brain and Behaviour”, Tihany, Hungary (1996). Guest editor of the follow-up publication: Avian Behavioural Neuroscience, Special Issue of Behavioural Brain Research, Vol. 98. No. 2 (1999)

2. Széchenyi Professorial Fellowship (awarded for four years to distinguished scientists/educators by the Hungarian Ministry of Education) (1998-2001)

3. Membership of the following societies: Hungarian Anatomical Society; Society for Neuroscience, USA; British Neuroscience Association

4. Board membership of the Hungarian National Scientific Research Fund (Life Sciences Section) until 2001

5. Board membership of the Hungarian Neuroscience Society from 2005

6. Teaching 1st and 2nd year medical student gross human anatomy, histology and embryology courses (since 1989 also in English language), Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary (1973-present)

7. Teaching 2nd level biology and graduate students comparative neuroanatomy and functional neuroanatomy courses, Semmelweis University and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (1994-present)

e. Collaborators and Other Affiliations

(i) Collaborators within the last 48 months:

Name Current Position/Title Current University or place

Matsushima T. Assoc. Professor University of Nagoya, Japan

Stewart M.G. Full Professor The Open University, UK

Kabai P. Senior Research Fellow Szent István University, Hungary

Hemmings HC Jr Senior Research Fellow Cornell Univ. New York, US

(ii) Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors:

Graduate Advisor:

Hajós F, Professor in Anatomy , Szent István University, Fac. of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Postdoctoral Advisor:

Rose, S.P.R., Ret. Professor, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

 (iii) Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor to the following persons within the last 5 years:

a. Postdoctoral associates and other professionals

Name Current Position/Title Current University or place

Andrea D. Székely PhD Sen. Lecturer in Anatomy Semmelweis University, Budapest

Szilvia Mezey PhD Research Fellow Semmelweis University, Budapest

Montagnese, Catherine PhD Research Fellow Semmelweis University, Budapest

b. Students (research assistants)

Mária Szász laboratory technician Semmelweis University, Budapest

Ágota Ádám Graduate student Semmelweis University, Budapest

Eszter Bálint Graduate student Semmelweis University, Budapest

Gergely Zachar Graduate student and research ass. Eötvös Loránd University/Szent István University, Budapest

Tamás Kitka undergraduate research associate Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Andrea Thu-lan Szabó undergraduate research associate Semmelweis University, Budapest

Árpád Patai undergraduate research associate Semmelweis University, Budapest

János Hanics undergraduate research associate Semmelweis University, Budapest


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