Andrea Antal was born in Jaszbereny, Hungary, in 1967. She received the M.S. degree in biology (summa cum laude) and her M.D. and her Ph.D. degrees from the University of Szeged, Hungary, in 1990, 1993, and 1998, respectively. From 1991 to 1994, she was a Research Fellow at the Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Ny, USA, then at the Department of Neurology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb, USA and the Health Science Center in Brooklyn, Ny, USA. From 1994 to 2000, she was a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Physiology, University of Szeged. Since 2001, she has been working at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Goettingen, Germany, as a Principle Investigator. Her research focuses on methods of externally induced neuroplasticity, the main research approach for which is based on transcranial magnetic (TMS) and electrical stimulation (tDCS, tACS, tRNS). The objective here is to use changes in excitability obtained through these methods as a therapy for patients in whom abnormalities in cortical excitability play a pathological role, for example, in migraine or in cases of chronic pain.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010