Connecting European Neuroscience

Dora Reglodi



1988 Int. Bilingual Baccalaurate Diploma (United World College of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy)

1990-94 Student Research Work (Department of Anatomy)

1994 Summa cum laude MD diploma, Medical School, University of Pecs


1994- Department of Anatomy, University of Pecs: at present: full professor (2012-), chair 2013-
2000 Ph. D.

2001 Medical Specialization in Clinical Laboratory Examinations

2006 Habilitation

2011 Doctor of Science degree of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Publications: 240, Impact factors: 612, Independent citations 2710, all citations: 5020, Hirsch index: 35

As PI: MTA Momentum program, MTA Research Team Program, 4 grants of the Hungarian Research Council, 2 grants of the Hungarian Health Ministry, Hungarian Brain Research Program, 1 consortial EU Grant

As member: Ross University Research Fund 2012, 2010; TÁMOP-4.2.2. A-11 /1/ KONV-2012-0024, 2012; Akira Arimura Foundation Research grant, 7 grants of the Hungarian Research Council, TÁMOP 4.1.1. C

Founder of research group: PACAP Research Group


1998-99 Tulane Univ., US-Japan Biomed. Res. Lab., New Orleans; 2009: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, Department of Anatomy, followed by visiting professorship until 2013


25 international and 20 national collaborations


Ph. D. tutor: 20 PhD students with defended thesis, 10 current students

Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Neuroanatomy.


Science awards: 2001: Sigma research award; 2001: Bolyai Scholarship of the Hunbgarian Academy of Sciences; 2000: Young Researcher Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; 2002: Környei Foundation Award; 2004: Life and Science-publication award; 2005: L`Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science award; 2006: Art and Science award (1st prize) ; 2008: 2. Bolyai Scholarship; 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: Publication award of the University of Pecs

Teaching and tutoring awards: 1999-2008 8 times: Best teacher award; 2009: DeVry Legacy of Service Award (Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica) ; 2009: Master Educator Award for the work of tutoring young researchers; 2012: For young scientists award.


Conference organization as chair: 2017: FENS Regional Meeting

2013: 11. Int. Symp. on VIP-PACAP and Related Peptides;

Co-chair: 2016: Joint Conference of the Hungarian Societies for Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology;

Member: 2005 Hungarian Neuroscience Society meeting, 2005 Hungarian Anatomists Association meeting; 2010 25th Comparative Endocrinologist Meeting (CECE) 2011 Joint Meeting of the Hung. Societies for Physiologists, Anatomists and Microcirculation;

BAW: yearly since 2009

Science Night forum: 2016, 2017

Dept. Anatomy, University of Pecs, chair: 2013-

Hungarian Neuroscience Society – secretary, 2009-2016; president: 2016- 2018; Hungarian Science Foundation reviewer committee 2012, Bolyai Scholarship Committee 2009-; Ethical Committee, Univ. Pecs 2009-2013; PhD and Habilitation Committee, Doctoral School program director editorial board: Neuropeptides 2009-17; Neurotox Res 2013-; J Mol Neurosci 2016-; Front Endocrinol, Neuroendocr Sci, Assoc Editor 2017-.


• neuroendocrinology

• neuropeptides

• neuroprotection

• general cytoprotection

• in vitro and in vivo models of injuries (stroke, neurotrauma, Parkinson’s disease)

• retinopathies (ischemic, inflammatory, prematurity, toxic injuries), signaling of retinoprotection

• neurobehavioural development

• amyloidosis

• aging

• biomarker research.


10 selected publications
1. Reglodi D, Jungling A, Longuespée R, Kriegsmann J, Casadonte R, Kriegsmann M, Juhasz T, Bardosi A, Tamas A, Fulop BD, Kovacs K, Nagy Zs, Sparks J, Miseta A, Mazzucchelli G, Hashimoto H, Bardosi A. Accelerated pre- senile systemic amyloidosis in PACAP knockout mice – a protective role of PACAP in age-related degenerative processes. Journal of Pathology 2018 doi: 10.1002/path. 5100.

2. Reglodi D, Cseh S, Somoskoi B, Fulop BD, Szentleleky E, Szegeczki V, Kovacs A, Varga A, Kiss P, Hashimoto H, Tamas A, Bardosi A, Manavalan S, Bako E, Zakany R, Juhasz T. Disturbed spermatogenic signaling in pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide deficient mice. Reproduction 2018; 155(2) :129-139
3. Reglodi D, Renaud J, Tamas A, Tizabi Y, Socías B, Del-Bel E, Raisman-Vozari R Novel tactics for neuroprotection in Parkinson's disease: Role of antibiotics, polyphenols and neuropeptides. Progress in Neurobiology 2017; 155:120-148.

4. Nakamachi T, Ohtaki H, Seki T, Yofu S, Kagami N, Hashimoto H, Shintani N, Baba A, Mark L, Lanekoff I, Kiss P, Farkas J, Reglodi D, Shioda S. PACAP suppresses dry eye signs by stimulating tear secretion. Nature Communications 2016; 7:12034
5. Reglodi D, Kiss P, Lubics A, Tamas A. Review of the protective effects of PACAP in models of neurodegenerative diseases in vitro and in vivo. Current Pharmaceutical Design 2011; 17: 962-972

6. Pirger Z, Laszlo Z, Kemenes I, Toth G, Reglodi D, Kemenes G. A homologue of vertebrate adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide is both necessary and instructive for the rapid formation of associative memory in an invertebrate. Journal of Neuroscience 2010; 30: 13766-13773
7. Regl
di D, Lubics A, Tamás A, Szalontay L, Lengvári I. Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide protects dopaminergic neurons and improves behavioral deficits in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease. Behavioural Brain Research 2004; 151:303-312.

8. Somogyvári-Vigh A, Regldi D. Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide: a potential neuroprotective peptide. Review. Current Pharmaceutical Design 2004; 10: 2861-2889.
9. Regl
di D, Somogyvári-Vigh A, Vigh S, Kozicz T, Arimura A. Delayed systemic administration of PACAP38 is neuroprotective in transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in the rat. Stroke 2000; 31: 1411-1417.

10. Regldi D, Somogyvári-Vigh A, Vigh S, Maderdrut JL, Arimura A. Postischemic spontaneous hyperthermia and its effects in middle cerebral artery occlusion in the rat. Experimental Neurology 2000; 163: 399-407.


Dora Reglodi

Department of Anatomy, University of Pecs Medical School full professor, department chair
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PACAP Research Team - leader
7624 Pecs, Szigeti u 12, Hungary.