I got a scholarship funded by Cancer Research UK to study the uptake of tetanus toxin into motor neurons, I spent 4 years in Professor Giampietro Schiavo's lab at the London Research Institute and the Institute of Neurology, UCL. My findings that nidogens are capable of efficiently accumulating a neurotoxin at the synapse and that blocking this interaction prevents the onset of tetanus were published in Science in November 2014. I completed my PhD at the beginning of 2015.
I decided to return to my roots and started a postdoc at Oscar Marin's lab at KCL, I am studying the process of interneuron apoptosis during early postnatal development.
I used to be a professional swimmer in Hungary, participated in numerous international meets, the highlight of my career were a silver and bronze medals at the Junior European Championships. I am a keen cyclist and a true Londoner!