Zsolt Lele has finished his M.S. degree in biochemistry at the ELTE University in Budapest, Hungary. Then, he moved to Canada where he worked on heat shock proteins and the role they play during embryonic development of the zebrafish. After finishing his Ph.D. degree, he obtained an EMBO long-term fellowship to study early dorsoventral patterning at the Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg, Germany. There, he was involved in characterizing and identifying zebrafish mutations obtained from a large-scale chemical mutagenesis screen carried out in Tubingen. After two and a half years, he moved to London where he finished the characterization of the zebrafish n-cadherin mutant as well as being involved in other projects. In 2004, he moved back to Budapest, Hungary, and now works as a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, one of the centers of excellence in the EU. His research focuses on analyzing the role various classic and nonclassic cadherins play during mouse neural development.
Biography Updated on 5 March 2012