Gulyás received his university degrees from Semmelweis University from which he graduated as Doctor of Medicine (MD) and from the Catholic University of Leuven where he obtained a BA (1982) and an MA (1984) in Philosophy (Higher Institute of Philosophy) and a PhD in neurobiology (1988, Faculty of Medicine).
Gulyás is a Hungarian born neurobiologist now working and residing in Singapore. Since 1988, Gulyás has been living in Stockholm, working at the Karolinska Institute. Since 2013, while keeping his professorship at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, he has been one of the founding professors of the Imperial College London-Nanyang Technological University Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore where he is responsible for Translational Neuroscience and is the Scientific Director of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
He has also a visiting professorship at the Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. He has also pursued studies in physics at Budapest's Eotvos Lorand University (1976-1981) and in canon law and law at the Catholic University of Leuven (1984-1988).
Hungarian Academy of Sciences.