Gabor Geza Kovacs#


Gabor Geza Kovacs
Membership Number:4787
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:CANADA
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Elected:2018
ORCID:0000-0003-3841-5511
Homepage: http://www.tanz.med.utoronto.ca/about-centre


Present and Previous Positions
  • May 2019 Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Consultant Neuropathologist, Laboratory Medicine Program, University Health Network; Principal Investigator, UofT Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CRND), Krembil Brain Institute
  • Oct 2011/May 2019 Leader of the Austria Prion Disease Reference Center, Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 2007/May 2019 Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neuropathology, Inst. of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • May 2016/September 2016 Visiting Scholar, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania, Phil. USA
  • April 2007/July 2007 Visiting Prof., Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA
  • Oct 2004/currently Consultant leader of the Hungarian Prion Disease Reference Center, Hungary
  • Jan 2003/Aug 2007 Head of Department, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dept. of Neuropathology, Hungary
  • Juni 2000/Juni 2002 Resident in Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 1994/Dec 2002 Clinical doctor in the Department of Neurology, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuropathology
  • Prion diseases
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Electron microscopy
  • Morphology
  • Genotype/phenotype correlations
  • Pathogenesis
  • Neuroglia in neurodegenerative conditions
  • Body-fluid biomarkers
  • Selective vulnerability
  • Brain ageing and development

Honours and Awards
  • 2002 Gedeon Richter Prize (Budapest, Hungary)
  • 2007 Erste Bank Prize (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2009 Cavanagh Award (British Neuropathological Society; UK)
  • 2018 Karl-Golser Award (Südtirol, Italy)

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