Robert Gaspar was graduated as a pharmacist at University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, in 1993. In 1996 he acquired his Pharm.D. degree. In 2000 he got his Ph.D. degree in the field of reproductive pharmacology. His main interest is the investigation of mechanisms which may lead to the premature labor (e.g. adrenergic, sexual hormones, neuropeptides, intracellular enzymes, etc.). He also works on development of new, potential tocolytic agents, and new combinations of “old” tocolytics. He is also involved in the investigation of sexual hormone- like effects of some natural products (e.g. honey bee products) and the so-called functional foods. In cooperation, his laboratory works on the development of an electromyographic system which allows detecting and analyzing the uterine and gastrointestinal smooth muscle activity by the recorded electric potentials in alert rats. His methodical background involves organ bath studies, molecular pharmacological tools (Western blot, RT-PCR, EIA-based determinations, and receptor assays), and in vivo pregnant animal models. Gaspar makes his research and teaches at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, where he currently serves as a full-time Associate Professor and Vice-Dean of the faculty.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2012