Current Lab Members
Laszlo Zaborszky
Candice Chavez
Matthew Gielow
Peter Gombkoto
Hideki Kondo
Peter Varsanyi
Recent Collaborators


Education and Background

University of Szeged, Faculty of Science and InformaticsHungary,



MSc, Biology

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged



PhD - Neuroscience


Current research/developing - Large scale recording (Powered by Hinstra Inc) + optic stimulation in vivo:

Scholarship : The Rosztoczy Foundation Scholarship Program (RFSP) 2013.

Study trip

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Department of Neurophysiology, Warsaw, Poland, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Division of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical & Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan, 2009

Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience University Rutgers, State University of New Jersey City : Newark Country : USA, 2011

Noteworthy archievements and activies

  • Printed circuit board of specific amplifier designing for animal experiments; electronic equipment development
  • Stereotaxic aiming and extracellular single-unit and local field recording experience
  • In vivo optogenetic stimulation
  • Viral neuronal tracing
  • Physiological and histological experience
  • Research experience with anaesthetized/behaving cats, macaque monkeys
  • and rats.
  • Programming in Matlab and NI Labview
  • Teaching physiology for pharmacy and medical students

List of publication

Publication in peer-rewiewed journals:

Benedek K, Berényi A, Gombkoto P, Piilgaard H, Lauritzen M. Neocortical gamma oscillations in idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2016 May;57(5):796-804.

Horvath G, Petrovszki Z, Kekesi G, Tuboly G, Bodosi B, Horvath J, Gombkoto P, Benedek G, Nagy A. Electrophysiological alterations in a complex rat model of schizophrenia. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Jul 1;307:65-72.

Nagypal T, Gombkoto P, Utassy G, Averkin RG, Benedek G, Nagy A, A new behaving, head restrained, eye movement-controlled feline model for chronic visual electrophysiological recordings. J Neurosci Methods. 2014 Jan 15;221:1-7.

Gombkoto P, Berenyi A, Nagypal T, Benedek Gy, Braunitzer G, Nagy A, Co-oscillation and synchronization between the posterior thalamus and the caudate nucleus during visual stimulation. Neuroscience 242:21-279, 2013.

Gombkoto P, Rokszin A, Berenyi A, Braunitzer G, Utassy G, Benedek G, Nagy A, Neuronal code of spatial visual information in the caudate nucleus. Neuroscience 182: 225-231, 2011.

Rokszin A, Gombkoto P, Berenyi A, Markus Z, Braunitzer G, Benedek G, Nagy A, Visual stimulation synchronizes or desynchronizes the activity of neuron pairs between the caudate nucleus and the posterior thalamus. Brain Res. 1418: 52-63, 2011.

Farkas A, Tsarouchas N, Gombkoto P, Nagy A, Benedek G, Bezerianos A, Berenyi A, Correlation between visual stimulus eccentricity and multiscale neuronal activity in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009; 2009:6810-3.

Berenyi A, Gombkoto P, Farkas A, Paroczy Z, Markus Z, Averkin R, Benedek G, Nagy A. How moving visual stimuli modulate the activity of the substantia nigra pars reticulata Neuroscience 163: 1316-1326 2009

Other publications, conferenc presentation:

Berenyi A, Gombkoto P, Jamieson B, Harris TD, Fujisawa S, Buszaki G, A 256-channel light weigh multiplexed data acquisition system for freely moving rodents. Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, USA, 12-16 November, 2011.


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