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researcher , neuroscientist

Jozsef Zoltan Kiss, Hungarian neuroscientist, researcher. Over 20 research grants, Swiss Society Biological Psychiatry, 1986—2006. Member of Swiss Neuroscience Society, Americal Neuroscience Society.

Background

Kiss, Jozsef Zoltan was born on August 9, 1953 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of Jozsef Kiss and Borbala Csorba.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, 1979.

Career

Research associate Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1979—1981, 1984—1985, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1981—1982. Visiting associate National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1982—1984. Visiting scientist Rudolf Magnus institute University Utrecht, Netherlands, 1985—1986.

From lecturer to associate professor University Geneva, 1986—2000, associate professor, 2000—2007, full professor, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of CRF vasopressin producing neurons in the neuroendocrine hypothalamus. Discovery of role of vascular endothelial growth factor as chemoattractant for neural progenitors and stem cells. Research in neural plasticity such as the description of the role polysialic neural cell adhesion mulecule in synaptic plasticity and neurogenesis.

    Research in developing new methods to replace brain tissue lost to stroke.

Membership

Member of Swiss Neuroscience Society, Americal Neuroscience Society.

Connections

Married Nora Kiss-Bodolay, April 8, 1978. Children: Flora, Daniel, Marton.

father:
Jozsef Kiss

mother:
Borbala Csorba

spouse:
Nora Kiss-Bodolay

child:
Flora Kiss

child:
Daniel Kiss

child:
Marton Kiss