Dóra Zelena
( professor)
Tel.: +36 72/ 536-000 (ext: 36245)
Research expertise:
Stress studies, animal operations (in abdominal cavity and stereotaxic brain operations), in vivo microdialysis, behavior tests for studying the development of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disorder -like sympoms etc. in rats and mice, optogenetics, pharmacogenetics, immunohistochemistry, in situ hibridization, PCR. 

Education: 1988 MD Medical University of Debrecen
2000 PhD in Neuroscience, Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest
2017 DSc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

Work experience:
1990-1994 Student fellow at the Institute of Medical Chemistry, Medical University of Debrecen, teaching and experimental work (Comparison of different regulation of the protein phosphatases and kinases in the liver of rats and guinea pigs.)
1991-1993 Student fellow at the Physiological Department of the Medical Univesity, Debrecen (Measuring the effect of verapamil on the sodium current in single fibers from frog muscles).
1994-1997 PhD student at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest (The role of the excitatory amino acids in the regulation of the neuroendocrine system.)
1994-1996 Department of Medical Biochemistry, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest. Teaching students (part time).
1994-1996 Night duty as a general medical doctor in VIII. district, Budapest (part time).
1997-2000 Junior researcher of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest. (Excitatory amino acid neurotransmission in the lactating rats and the role of different brain regions in chronic stress.)
2000-2018 Senior research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest. (The role of vasopressin in chronic stress and in the development of depression, schizophrenia.)
2007-2015 Physiological Department of the Semmelweis University, Budapest. Teaching German students (part time)
2017-present Teaching medical, pharmacological students at Centre for Neuroscience, Szentágothai Research Centre, Institute of Physiology, Medical School, University of Pécs (part time)
2018-present Scientific advisor, Group leader of the “Behavioral and Stress Laboratory” at the Institute of Experimental Medicine (The role of median raphe in social behavior, Neuroendocrine mechanisms in posttraumatic stress disorders, Development of depressive-like behavior during Alzheimer's disorders)