Jan Jakus, M.D., Ph.D., D.S., is the Head of Institute of Medical Biophysics. He is also Professor of physiology and pathophysiology. Jakus was born in 1954 in Trencin (former Czechoslovakia). He received his Ph.D. degree in 1983, at Comenius University Bratislava, Slovak Republic after viva of the thesis "Electrophysiological analysis of defensive airway reflexes and their farmacological influence". He obtained the D.S. degree in 1997, at Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic after viva based upon the thesis "Neuronal mechanisms of respiratory tract reflexes and other respiratory-related motor behaviors". Jakus's fields of interest are physiology and biophysics, in particulary, respiratory neurophysiology, neuronal control of breathing, coughing, vomiting, and other respiratory and nonrespiratory reflex motor behaviours. His scope of research is animal research, particularly, exploration of brain stem areas essential for coughing, vomiting, expiration, and aspiration reflexes, premotor and motor control of the laryngeal passage, and neural control of breathing.
Biography Updated on 22 March 2011