Dr. Petra Varró, PhD

Dr. Petra Varró, PhD


assistant professor
Biology Master Program, Coordinator of international students


Room: 6-307
Phone: /8372

Teaching activity (in English)

Biologist MSc/PhD
  • Toxicology L
  • Neurotoxicology L
  • Methods in Neurophysiology Pr
  • Electrophysiology Pr
  • Research methods Pr

Research interest

We are investigating the underlying brain mechanisms of autism spectrum disorder in a rodent model, at the level of neuronal networks and individual neurons. In people with autism, it has been observed that in several brain areas the balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission is disrupted, and we would like to explore this process in more detail. We are also conducting toxicological and pharmacological research, investigating the neurobehavioural effects of various environmental pollutants and bioactive plant compounds in in vitro systems.