Laszlo NAGY

Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry
Associate Director, Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, St. Petersburg, USA

Friday 20 September 2019 | 2:00 pm – Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

System Level Analyses to Identify Macrophage-Specific Mechanisms Controlling Tissue Repair

Host: R. Guler

Dr. Nagy is a physician scientist and a cell and molecular biologist. He uses systems-based molecular biology approaches, including the new field of epigenomics, to unravel the metabolic pathways regulated by nuclear hormone receptors and other transcriptional regulators. Dr. Nagy’s team is looking for ways to influence lipid regulated transcription factors as a therapeutic strategy to alleviate metabolic, infectious, and chronic inflammatory diseases. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University Medical School of Debrecen in Hungary. He did postdoctoral work in the United States at the University of Texas–Houston and later at the Salk Institute in San Diego. He was Professor and head of the Debrecen Clinical Genomics Center in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center in Hungary and subsequently a Professor and Founding Director of the Genomic Control of Metabolism Program at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute prior to joining Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Nagy is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences, and three Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholar Awards. He is a member of EMBO and Academia Europaea.