Andras Hajnal is a Professor of the Neural and Behavioral Sciences and holds secondary appointment as a Professor of Surgery. Dr. Hajnal received his M.D. degree from the University of Pé cs Medical School, Pécs, Hungary, in 1989. He received his Ph.D. degree in neuroscience from the same institution in 1996. After serving as Research Associate at the Physiology Institute in Pé cs, he did a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa, USA. He was awarded a position as Assistant Professor in 2003 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Departments of Neural and Behavioral Science and Surgery in 2007. Dr. Hajnal has been engaged in research on the neural mechanisms that control appetite and regulate meal-size for over two decades, and he has published extensively on central taste and dopamine reward functions in feeding behavior. Dr. Hajnal’s current research focuses on the neural mechanisms of obesity and bariatric surgery.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2012