Congratulations to Professor Zoltán Molnár on being elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Zoltan Molnar

Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Tutorial Fellow in Human Anatomy Zoltán Molnár has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB). The Fellowship is an accolade awarded to scientists who have made a distinctive and notable contribution to the advancement of the biological sciences.

Professor Molnár’s research focuses on cerebral cortical development. He recently co-published a pioneering book that expands the horizons of brain research with Dr Tamas Horvath and Dr Joy Hirsch, Body, Brain, Behavior: Three Views and a Conversation, that sheds new light on the inner workings of the nervous system in a way no major publication has attempted to do before in the field of neuroscience. Among Professor Molnár’s many contributions, earlier this year he identified a new mechanism that, triggered by early sensory loss during development, substantially rewires corticothalamic connections, thus revealing a potential therapeutic target for patients with sensory loss.

Commenting on his election, Professor Molnár thanked all his colleagues from both DPAG and St John's for their ‘constant encouragement and support’.

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