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Katalin Csiszar, Ph.D.



  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
    University Medical School
    Szeged, Hungary
  • M.S. in Biology
    Szeged University
    Szeged, Hungary


Research Focus

Medical genetics, molecular mechanisms of heritable disorders with a focus on inflammatory, metastatic, and epithelial pathologies, cell-matrix interactions and signaling.

Selected Publications

  • Martin A, Salvador F, Moreno-Bueno, G Floristán, A, Ruiz-Herguido C, Cuevas EP, Morales S, Santos V, Csiszar K, Dubus P, Haigh JJ, Bigas A, Portillo F, Cano A. Lysyl oxidase-like 2 represses Notch1 expression in the skin to promote squamous cell carcinoma progression. EMBO J. 2015 Apr 15;34(8):1090-109. PMID: 25759215.
  • Canesin G, Cuevas EP, Santos V, López-Menéndez C, Moreno-Bueno G, Huang Y, Csiszar K, Portillo F, Peinado H, Lyden D, Cano A. Lysyl oxidase-like 2 (LOXL2) and E47 EMT factor: novel partners in E-cadherin repression and early metastasis colonization. Oncogene. 2015 Feb 19;34(8):951-64. PMID: 24632622.
  • Laczko R, Szauter KM, Csiszar K. LOXL1-associated candidate epithelial pathomechanisms in exfoliation glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2014 Oct-Nov;23(8 Suppl 1):S43-7. PMID: 25275905.
  • Kiss M, Kiss AA, Radics M, Popovics N, Hermesz E, Csiszar K, Mink M. Drosophila type IV collagen mutation associates with immune system activation and intestinal dysfunction. Matrix Biol. 2016 Jan;49:120-131. Epub 2015 Sep 10. PMID: 26363084.
  • Kiss AA, Popovics N, Boldogkői Z, Csiszár K, Mink M. 4-Hydroxy-2-nonenal Alkylated and Peroxynitrite Nitrated Proteins Localize to the Fused Mitochondria in Malpighian Epithelial Cells of Type IV Collagen Drosophila Mutants. Biomed Res Int. 2018 Jan 30;2018:3502401. doi: 10.1155/2018/3502401. PMID: 29651426; PMCID: PMC5832051.

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