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Kiss Dávid Sándor


Dr. Kiss Dávid Sándor

Department of Physiology and Biochemistry
Position: Associate professor
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Research activities

2004-2007 Investigation of the mechanism of action of the calpain family of proteins in the hippocampus by electrophysiological and electron microscopic methods.
2007- Cellular mechanisms of hypothalamic controlling of food intake and reproductive processes. Investigation of the distribution of mGluR1α receptors expressed in parvalbumin cells of hippocampal CA1 / 2/3.
2009- Regulation of hypothalamic neuronal energy levels: The role of NTPDases as potential energy regulator in positive gonadotropin feedback.
2011 Serotonergic neural pathways in the central nervous system of rodents.
2011 Development of novel methods for the analyzing mitochondrial metabolism of small brain samples.
2012- Investigation of metabolic asymmetry of the hypothalamus.
2012- Investigation of the effects of endocrine disruptors on the expression of estrogen and thyroid hormone receptors in cerebral and hypothalamic areas in developing rodents.
2014- Changes in the hormone-receptor relationship during hepatic encephalopathy in the developing nervous system.
2014- Head of Neurophysiology, Neuromorphology Research Group (Dept. of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest)
2015- Investigation of the role of hypothalamic asymmetry in the regulation of GnRH.
2016- Role of astrocytes in the development of hepatic encephalopathy



2007 Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), Faculty of Science Graduate degree; MSc in Biology (biologist with specialization in neuroscience and human biology)
2012 Szent István University (Budapest), Faculty of Veterinary Science Postgraduate degree; Experimental toxicologist
2013 Szent István University (Budapest), Faculty of Veterinary Science, Doctoral School of Veterinary Science Doctoral degree; PhD in Veterinary Sciences



2007-2015- Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Research fellow
2015-2016 Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Senior lecturer
2016-2019 University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Senior lecturer
2019- University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry Associate professor


Teaching activities

2007- Veterinary physiology practical courses and lectures in Hungarian, German and English
2008- Comparative physiology for BSc Biology students
2010- Physiology and biochemistry lectures in the Experimental toxicologist postgraduate program
2013- Member of the Doctoral School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest
2016- Animal Paleophysiology elective subject in English
2017- Postgraduate Poultry Veterinary Training Course
2018- Radiology for veterinarians in English and Hungarian
2020- Environmental Physiology elective subject in English



2002-2008 Hungarian Biological Societ Society
2007- Hungarian Neuroscience Societ Society
2007- Hungarian Physiological Societ Society
2016- Friendly Association of Descendants from Jászfényszaru (2021 – vice president)


 Number of theses / TDK students so far



List of publications (Top10)

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  1. Vilagi I., Kiss DS., Farkas A., Borbely S., Halasy K., Banoczi Z., Hudecz F., Friedrich P.: Synthetic calpain activator boosts neuronal excitability without extra Ca2+, Molecular and Cellular Neurosci., 38(4):629-36, 2008. (IF: 3,840)
  2. Toth I., Kiss DS., Goszleth G., Bartha T., Frenyo VL., Naftolin F., Horvath TL., Zsarnovszky A.: Hypothalamic Sidedness in Mitochondrial Metabolism: New Perspectives, Reprod Sci. 21(12):1492-8, 2014. (IF: 2.230)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  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)