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Aron Szabo


Postdoctoral Researcher

I graduated from the University of Szeged, Hungary in 2003 and completed my PhD with Dr Andor Udvardy at the Biological Research Centre in Szeged. During this time, I became interested in fly behavioural genetics and subsequently secured a postdoctoral fellowship in 2007 to the lab of François Rouyer in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, which specialised in the neurobiology of Drosophila circadian rhythms. Following my passion for fly neurogenetics, I joined the Fulga group as a postdoc in August 2014. Here, I work on diverse aspects of age-related and injury-induced (Wallerian) axon degeneration in Drosophila melanogaster. I have performed a miRNome-wide screen with miRNA competitive inhibitors (sponges) and isolated several candidates showing an axon integrity phenotype. Currently I'm studying miRNAs contributing to axon maintenance and synapse stability during aging.