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Jócsák Gergely


Dr. Jócsák Gergely

Department of Physiology and Biochemistry
Position: Research fellow
Secretariat for International Study-Programs (English)
Position: coordinator (International Studies)
+36 1 478 4160
+36 1 478 4100 / 8405
Rottenbiller u. 50, 1st Floor, Room no. 32B


I was born in 1987 in Budapest. After starting as a Biologist at the University of Szeged, I’ve transferred to Budapest (Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science) where I’ve obtained my MSc degree as a Neurobiologist.

After getting my degree I’ve started to work here at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, currently as a research fellow. I give lectures and hold practical courses in Hungarian, English, and German, moreover I have some elective courses in the following topics: radiobiology, neurobiology, communication.

I received my PhD degree in 2018 here (at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest), the main topic of my thesis is the effect of four well-known and widespread endocrine disruptors of different origins, and their effects on estrogen -, and thyroid receptors.

Additionally to my teaching and research obligations, I also closely work with the Secretariat for International Study-Programs and with the International Relations department as a coordinator of international studies.


Scientific activity

  • Glutamate receptors in the central nervous system (AMPA, NMDA, KAR)
  • Endocrine disruptor effects on human and animal development, physiology, hormonal regulation (bisphenol A, zearalenone, arsenic, camphor, ethinylestradiol)
  • Primary neural cell culture



2005    Computer Operator

2011    Biology M.Sc., Structural and functional biology, Neurobiology; Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Budapest

2018    PhD; University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest

2022    Experimental toxicologist (ongoing); University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest


Professional membership

  • Hungarian Neuroscience Society
  • Hungarian Physiological Society
  • Hungarian Cycling Club


 Number of theses / TDK students so far




List of publications (Top10)

MTMT: 10039543


  1. Kiss DS., Jocsak G., Zsarnovszky A.: Az inzulin szerepe a táplálékfölvétel központi idegrendszeri szabályozásában, Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja/Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 134(10):635–640, 2012. (IF: 0.185)
  2. Toth I., Kiss DS., Jocsak G., Somogyi V., Toronyi E., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Estrogen- and Satiety State-Dependent Metabolic Lateralization in the Hypothalamus of Female Rats, PLoSONE, 10(9):e0137462, 2015. (IF: 3.234)
  3. Kiss DS., Toth I., Jocsak G., Sterczer A., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Zsarnovszky A.: Preparation of purified perikaryal and synaptosomal mitochondrial fractions from relatively small hypothalamic brain samples, MethodsX, 3:417–429, 2016. (IF: 1.34)
  4. Jocsak G., Kiss DS., Toth I., Goszleth G., Bartha T., Frenyo LV., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Comparison of Individual and Combined Effects of Four Endocrine Disruptors on Estrogen Receptor Beta Transcription in Cerebellar Cell Culture: The Modulatory Role of Estradiol and Triiodo-Thyronine, Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13(6). pii: E619. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13060619., 2016. (IF: 2.035)
  5. Zsarnovszky A., Kiss DS., Jocsak G., Nemeth G.; Toth I., Horvath TL.: Thyroid hormone- and estrogen receptor interactions with natural ligands and endocrine disruptors in the cerebellum, Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 48:23-36, 2018. (IF: 9.425)
  6. Kiss DS., Ioja E., Toth I., Barany Z., Jocsak G., Bartha T., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Comparative analysis of zearalenone effects on thyroid receptor alpha (TRα) and beta (TRβ) expression in rat primary cerebellar cell cultures, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(5). pii: E1440. doi: 10.3390/ijms19051440, 2018. (IF: 3.226)
  7. Toth I., Jocsak G., Szilasi A., Kiss DS., Barany Z., Bartha T., Mandoki M.: Állatorvostudományok oktatása a digitális korszakban (Teaching veterinary medicine in the digital age), Magyar Állatorvosok Lapja/Hungarian Veterinary Journal, 140(4):697-703, 2018. (IF: 0.185)
  8. Jocsak G., Ioja E, Kiss DS., Toth I., Barany Z., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Zsarnovszky A.: Endocrine Disruptors Induced Distinct Expression of Thyroid and Estrogen Receptors in Rat versus Mouse Primary Cerebellar Cell Cultures, Brain Sci., 9(12), 359, 2019. (IF: 2.786)
  9. Kiss DS., Toth I., Jocsak G., Barha T., Frenyo VL., Barany Z., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Metabolic lateralization in the hypothalamus of male rats related to reproductive and satiety states. Reprod Sci., DOI: 10.1007/s43032-019-00131-3, 2020. (IF: 2.559)
  10. Kiss DS., Toth I., Jocsak G., Barany Z., Barha T., Frenyo VL., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A..: Functional aspects of hypothalamic asymmetry. Brain Sci., 10(6),389, DOI: 10.3390/brainsci10060389, 2020. (IF: 3.332)