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.
Szél, Agoston was born on October 30, 1955 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Zoltan and Eva (Thurodzy) Szél.
Doctor of Medicine, Semmelweis U., Budapest, 1980;
Candidate Medical Science, Semmelweis U., Budapest, 1989.
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.
Contributor articles to Journal Comparative Neurology, Procs. NAS, Nature, Neuron.
Member Hungarian Anatomical Society (Lenhossek prize 1990), Hungarian Biological Society, Society for Electron Microscopy.