Miklós Palkovits - Curriculum vitae#


EDUCATION:
  • 1952 graduation - St. László High School and College, Budapest
  • 1958 M.D. - Semmelweis Univ. Med. School, Budapest
  • 1966 Ph.D. - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  • 1972 D.Sc. - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

PRESENT POSITIONS:
  • Professor Emeritus, Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • Research Professsor, Neuromorphological and Neuroendocrine Research Laboratory,
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • Head: Human Brain Tissue Bank, Budapest

MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1990
  • Academia Europaea, 1992

BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF POSITIONS HELD:
  • Dept. of Anatomy, Semmelweis Univ. Med. School, Budapest
  • 1955: Research Assistant; 1958: Assistant Professor; 1960: Lecturer;
  • 1972: Associate Professor
  • 1980: Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Neuromorphology
  • 2003: Professor Emeritus, Research Professor at the Laboratory of Neuromorphology
  • Experimental Medical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  • 1963-1980 Research Associate, Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy
  • 1980-1985 Scientific Adviser

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS:
  • 1974 Rudolf Magnus Inst. for Pharmacology, Univ. of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1977 University of California at San Diego, USA
  • 1982 Mario Negri Inst. for Pharmacology, Milan, Italy
  • 1996 Hans Selye Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • 2002 European “Center of Excellence Professorship”, Bratislava, Slovakia

VISITING SCIENTIST:
  • 1968-1969: Rudolf Magnus Inst. for Pharmacology, Univ. of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 1972-1973, and 1975: Lab. of Clinical Sciences, NIMH, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1980-1997: Lab. of Cell Biology, NIMH, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 1997-2006: Lab. of Genetics, NIMH, Bethesda, MD, USA

EDITORIAL BOARDS:
  • Central European Journal of Biology
  • Orvosképzés (Hungarian)
  • Stress
  • Progress in Neurobiology
  • Acta Physiologica Hungarica
  • Neuroscience Research Communications
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Orvosi Hetilap (Hungarian/English)
  • Clinical Neuroscience (English/Hungarian)
  • Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica

AWARDS:
  • Hungarian Academy Award, 1976
  • Széchenyi Award (the highest scientific award in Hungary), 1991
  • Rinecker Award and Gold Medal (Germany), 1993
  • Albert Szent-Györgyi Award, 1995
  • Semmelweis Award and Medal, 1997
  • Harris Memorial Lecture, 1998
  • Hans Selye Memorial Lecture, 1998
  • Markusovszky Award, 2001
  • Hemingway-Szabó Award, 2001
  • Order of the Hungarian Republic, 2003
  • National Institutes of Health Performance Award, 2004
  • Ipolyi Arnold Award, 2005
  • Leo Szilárd Award, 2006

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:
  • International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) (from 1993: member of the Gov. Council)
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (1994-2000: member of the Gov. Council)
  • Association of Hungarian Anatomists and Histologists (1972-1978: General Secretary)
  • International Society for Neuroendocrinology
  • Anatomische Gesellschaft
  • Society of Hungarian Endocrinologists
  • Hungarian Neuroscience Society (1997-2000: President)
  • Hungarian Association of Psychoneuropharmacology (member of the Gov. Council)
  • International Society for the Investigation of Stress
  • Hungarian Society for the Investigation of Pain

MAJOR FIELDS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:
  • Neuroanatomy (neuronal pathways - chemical neuroanatomy)
  • Neuroendocrinology (stress - neuropeptides - neurotransmitters)
  • Central autonomic regulatory mechanisms: pain, thermoregulation, cardiovascular, food intake

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
  • 7 books, 80 book chapters, 83 proceedings
  • 662 scientific (peer review) publications (impact factors: 1855.15; number of citations: 32216)
H-index: 92
  • Among the "Most Cited 1000 Authors in Science (SCI)", 1982
  • Among the "Most Cited 250 Primary Authors in Science (SCI)", 1986
  • Citation Classics: 120th most cited neuroscientist, 1990
  • Citation Classics: 297th most cited scientist in the world, 2004

LECTURES AND SEMINARS:
  • 786 lectures/posters in 468 international meetings
  • 269 seminars in 140 universities or research institutes

BUSINESS ADDRESS:
Department of Anatomy, Semmelweis University, Budapest
Tüzoltó utca 58, 1094 Budapest, Hungary
phone: (36-1) 216-0488 or 215-6920, ext.3635
fax: (36-1) 218-1612

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