- D.Sc. at Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budabest, Hungary, 2012
- Ph.D. at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, 1998
- M.Sc. at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 1994
We are most interested in the cellular and synaptic mechanisms underlying the neuronal network operation in the cortical areas. Our main goal is to uncover the principles of information processing in cortical microcircuits at cellular and network levels. To this end, we examine the features of the connections among neurons using neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, imaging techniques and optogenetic approaches.
The main goals are:
1. To reveal the rules of connectivity among distinct types of cortical neurons both at structural and functional levels.
2. To uncover the synaptic mechanisms underlying the generation and propagation of oscillatory activities in cortical networks.
3. To elucidate the mechanisms of the control of synaptic communication among neurons.
Selected Lectures and Recognitions (since 2000):
- 2018 ION-KOKI Joint Symposium on Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai, China, Symposium speaker
- 2017 FENS Regional meeting, Symposium “Distributed neural circuits controlling fear state and related
- 2016 learning”, Pécs, Hungary, Symposium organizer and speaker 2nd Central European Biomedical Congress, Symposium “Learning the emotions with the help of the amygdala”, Krakow, Poland, Invited speaker
- 2015 “Rhythmogenesis, mechanisms, modes, modulation, coding”, Symposium at Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany, Invited speaker. Organizers: Uwe Heineman, Hans Christian Pape
- 2014 IBRO Workshop, Symposium “Dissecting fear circuits in rodents”, Debrecen, Hungary, Invited speaker 2012 Janelia Conferences, “Neuron types in the hippocampal formation”, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA, USA, Invited speaker
- 2012 ESF-HAS Conferences, “Brain oscillations in health and disease”, Budapest, Hungary, Invited speaker
- 2012 ENI-Net Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, Invited speaker
- 2011 FENS Regional meeting, Symposium “Amygdala networks and regulation of fear” SINAPSA Neuroscience Conference’11, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Invited speaker
- 2009 CNCR Symposium “Synaptic plasticity in neuronal networks” Vrije University, Amsterdam, Nederland, Invited speaker
- 2009 Inhibition in the CNS, Gordon Research Conferences, Colby College, ME, Invited speaker
- 2008 6th FENS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, Invited speaker
- 2007 17th Neuropharmacology Conference, San Diego, CA, Invited speaker
- 2007 Inhibition in the CNS, Gordon Research Conference, Colby College, ME, Invited speaker
- 2007 11th Conference of Hungarian Neuroscience Association, Szeged, Hungary, Invited speaker
- 2003 9th Conference of Hungarian Neuroscience Association, Balatonfured, Hungary, Invited speaker
- 2002 22nd European Winter Conference on Brain Research, Arc 1800, France, Invited speaker
- 2001 21st European Winter Conference on Brain Research, Arc 1800, France, Invited speaker
- 2000 3rd Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology Tihany, Hungary, Invited speaker
- 2000 Joint meeting of the British and the Hungarian Physiological Societies, Budapest, Hungary, Invited speaker
Representative Publications (2017–21):
- Rhomberg T, Rovira-Esteban L, Vikór A, Paradiso E, Kremser C, Nagy-Pál P, Papp OI, Tasan R, Erdélyi F, Szabó G, Ferraguti F, Hájos N. VIP-immunoreactive interneurons within circuits of the mouse basolateral amygdala. J Neurosci 38:6983-7003. (2018) doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2063-17.2018.
- Andrási T, Veres J, Rovira-Esteban L, Kozma R, Vikór A, Gregori E, Hájos N. Differential Excitatory Control of Two Parallel Basket Cell Networks in Amygdala Microcircuits. PLOS Biology e2001421. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001421. (2017) (3 citation).
- Veres JM, Nagy GA, Hájos N. Perisomatic GABAergic synapses of basket cells effectively control principal neuron activity in amygdala networks. eLife. 6. pii: e20721. doi: 10.7554/eLife.20721. (2017) (12 citations).
- Hájos N, Karlócai MR, Németh B, Ulbert I, Monyer H, Szabó G, Erdélyi F, Freund TF and Gulyás AI. Input-output features of anatomically identified CA3 neurons during hippocampal sharp wave/ripple oscillation in vitro. J Neurosci. 33:11677-91. (2013) doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5729-12.2013 (56 citations).
I have published a total of 58 research papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals (h-index, 37). Of these publications, that have received total citation of 6362, of which the independent citations are 5613, 17 and 22 are first-author papers and last-author papers, respectively, and 2 are reviews. These scientometric data are obtained from the database that is run and controlled by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: