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Anatomist , educator , researcher

Agoston Szél, Hungarian Anatomist, researcher, educator. Achievements include first to produce antibodies recognizing color-specific cone visual pigments; discovered that short (S) and middle (M)waves occupy opposite halves of the retina in certain mammals; proved that S cones do not only precede M cones but are also their forerunners in ontogeny of retina.

Background

Szél, Agoston was born on October 30, 1955 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Zoltan and Eva (Thurodzy) Szél.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Semmelweis U., Budapest, 1980; Candidate Medical Science, Semmelweis U., Budapest, 1989.

Career

Research assistant, U. Lund, Sweden, 1991; research assistant, U. Gothenburg, Sweden, 1991-1994; assistant professor, Semmelweis U. Medical School, 1980-1990; Adjunct Professor, Semmelweis U. Medical School, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to produce antibodies recognizing color-specific cone visual pigments. Discovered that short (S) and middle (M)waves occupy opposite halves of the retina in certain mammals. Proved that S cones do not only precede M cones but are also their forerunners in ontogeny of retina.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Journal Comparative Neurology, Procs. NAS, Nature, Neuron.

Membership

Member Hungarian Anatomical Society (Lenhossek prize 1990), Hungarian Biological Society, Society for Electron Microscopy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computer techniques, classical music.

Connections

Married Magdolna Fecser, October 13, 1983.

father:
Zoltan Szu00e9l

mother:
Eva (Thurodzy) Szu00e9l

spouse:
Magdolna Fecser