M.Sc. in Biology, Szeged, Hungary, 1985.
Ph.D.in Zoology, Szeged, Hungary, 1989.
C.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Budapest, 1995.
Dr. Habil, Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary1999.
D.Sc. Budapest, Hungary, 2001.
Teaching: Comparative Anatomy and Histology, Physiology, Neuroanatomy, Advanced Neuroscience and Structural Cell Biology to medical and science students.
Thesis leadership: MSc.: More than 26; PhD.: 10
Professional and academic career
2001 - present: Professor, and chair, Biological Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
1995 - 1999 Associate professor, Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology, Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary
1993 - 1995 Senior lecturer, Department of Zoology, Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary
1990 -1993 Senior lecturer, Department of Zoology, Attila József University, Szeged, Hungary.
1985 -1990 Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Attila József University, Szeged, Hungary
Temporary Research Appointments
September, 1988 and May, 1989: Department of Animal Physiology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
April, 1990-June, 1990 Department of Histology and Microscopic Anatomy, University of Antwerp, Belgium
July, 1990-August, 1992 Department of Anatomy and Histology, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia
January/April 1994, June/July 1995 and 1996, August 1997-July 1999 Department of Ophtalmology, New York University Medical Center, New York, USA
August 2013 – January 2014: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Allied health Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA – Fulbright Fellow
Editorial board member: TheScientificWorldJournal (Neuroscience), 2011-present. Acta Biologica Hungarica 2014 - present
Guest Editor: Microscopy Research and Technique 50 (5) 2001
Reviewer service to professional journals:
Anatomical Record, Brain Research, Brain Research Bulletin, Current Neuropharmacology, Cytometry, Endocrine, European Journal of Neuroscience, Experimental Eye Research, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Neurochemistry, Neuroscience, Neuroscience Letters, Peptides, Regulatory Peptides, Vision Research and others.
Honours and awards
Hungarian People's Rep. Student Scholarship 1983/84 and 1984/85
Fellow of the ESF in Antwerpen 1990
Fellow of the HFSPO in New York 1994
János Bolyai Fellowship, Hungarian Acad. Sci. 2000-2003
The Hungarian Electron Microscopist Prize 2004
Prima Prize of Baranya County (science) 2009
Doctor Honoris Causa, Izhevsk State Techn. Univ. 2010
Pro Facultate Medal 2012
General administrative and organisational experience
2007- 2010 Rector, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
2001- 2007 and 2013-present Dean, Faculty of Sciences, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
2000-2004 Director, Biological Institue, Faculty of Sciences, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
2004-2007 and 2012-2015 Board member, Hungarian Neuroscience Society
2010-2011 Hungarian Life Long Learning Society, president
2011-present National Science Fondation, Neuroscience Jury, Chair
2011-present European Academy of Sciences and Arts, elected member
2011-present Hungarian Society for Innovations, board member
Light- and electron microscopic enzyme histochemistry and immunocytochemistry. Microanatomical organization of the enteric nervous system, invertebrate ganglia and visual system of vertebrates. Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of the retina.
- Halasy, K., Benedeczky, I., Fekete, É., Tóth, L., Gábriel, R. (1988) Enteric neuromuscular junctions: comparison of ultrastructural features in different phylogenetic groups. Neuroscience 25, 147-162.
- Gábriel, R., Zhu, B., Straznicky, C. (1993) Synaptic contacts of serotonin-like immunoreactive and 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine-accumulating neurons in the anuran retina. Neuroscience 54, 1103-1114.
- Witkovsky P, Gábriel R, Krizaj D, Akopian A (1995) Participation of luminosity horizontal cells in the organization of depolarizing responses to red light by chromatic horizontal cells in Xenopus retina. Proc. Natnl. Acad. Sci. USA 92, 3556-3560.
- Akopian A, Johnson J, Gábriel R, Brecha N, Witkovsky P (2000) Somatostatin modulates voltage-gated K+ and Ca++ currents in rod and cone photoreceptors in the salamander retina. J. Neurosci. 20, 929-936.
- Gábriel R, LeSauter J, Silver R, Garcia-Espana A, Witkovsky P (2001) Diurnal and circadian rhythms of protein kinase C expression in rat retina. J. Comp. Neurol. 439, 140-150.
- Gábriel R., Wilhelm M. (2001) Structure and function of photoreceptor and second-order cell mosaics in the retina of Xenopus. Int. Rev. Cytol. 210, 77-120.
- Gábriel, R., De Souza, S., Ziff, EB., Witkovsky, P. (2002) Association of AMPA-receptor-related postsynaptic density proteins GRIP and ABP with subsets of glutamate-sensitive neurons in the rat retina. J. Comp. Neurol. 449, 129-140.
- Rábl K, Reglődi D, Bánvölgyi T, Somogyvári-Vígh A, Lengvári I, Gábriel R, Arimura A (2002) PACAP inhibits anoxia-induced changes in physiological responses in horizontal cells in the turtle retina. Regul. Peptides 109, 71-74.
- Atlasz T, Babai N, Reglődi D, Kiss P, Tamás A, Bari F, Domoki F, Gábriel R (2007) Diazoxide is protective in the rat retina against ischemic injury induced by bilateral carotid occlusion and glutamate-induced neurotoxicity. Neurotox. Res. 12, 105-111.
- Witkovsky P, Gabriel R, Krizaj D (2008) Anatomical and neurochemical characterization of dopaminergic interplexiform processes in mouse and rat retinas. J. Comp. Neurol. 510, 158-174.
- Gábriel R (2013) Neuropetides and diabetic retinopathy. Brit J Clin Pharmacol. 75, 1189-1201
- Szabadfi K, Atlasz T; Kiss P; Reglodi D; Szabo A; Kovacs K; Szalontai B; Setalo G; Banki E; Csanaky K; Tamas A; Gabriel R (2012) Protective effects of the neuropeptide PACAP in diabetic retinopathy. Cell Tissue Res. 348, 37-46.
- Völgyi B, Kovács-Öller T, Atlasz T, Wilhelm M, Gábriel R. (2013) Gap Junctional Coupling in the Vertebrate Retina: variations on one theme? Prog. Retinal Eye Res. 34, 1-18.
- Szabadfi K, Pintér E, Reglodi D, Gábriel R (2014) Neuropeptides, trophic factors and other substances providing morphofunctional and metabolic protection in experimental models of diabetic retinopathy. Int. Rev. Cell Mol. Biol. 331, 1-121.