dr. Arnold Szabó

Head of the Human Retina and Cortex Laboratory

Dr. Arnold Szabó brings a special competence to the scientific operation of the BrainVisionCenter. He is credited with the development of a unique technique to keep the human retina alive for up to 10-12 weeks under laboratory conditions. This unique model is not available anywhere else and is essential for the basic research being carried out here.

Arnold Szabó completed his Ph.D. studies at Semmelweis University in 2006. During his studies, he was involved in research at the Department of Ophthalmology at Semmelweis University, and he is a visiting researcher at Eberhard Karls University. He worked as a researcher at the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology of Semmelweis University. From 2018 to 2020, he was a senior researcher at the Centre for Bionics Innovation.

His scientific interests focus on the anatomy and physiology of the mammalian retina, with special emphasis on the protective and regenerative capacities of neurons in the human retina.
He taught cell biology at Semmelweis University from 2005-2016 in Hungarian and German, and since 2003 he has been teaching anatomy, histology and embryology. He has been working as a retina laboratory manager at the Department of Anatomy, Tissue Biology and Embryology, Semmelweis University.