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Tibor Valyi-Nagy, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Director of Neuropathology
Work Phone: 312-996-1772
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Biographical Info

I am an academic neuropathologist serving as Director of Neuropathology. Clinical diagnostic services include examination of central and peripheral nervous system tissues for diagnosis and support of the mission of clinical departments including Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology and Psychiatry.  We perform our services in close collaboration with multiple other departmental units including but not limited to Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics. We provide both general tissue diagnoses as well as special testing using immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization and molecular biology technology. Educational activities include teaching neuropathology to pathology, neurology and neurosurgery residents and medical students through scheduled neuropathology rotations, conferences and lectures. My research activities primarily focus on mechanisms of herpes simplex virus infection-induced acute and chronic neurodegeneration, brain tumors, and mechanisms of tumor resistance to oncolytic virotherapy.
Clinical and Research Interests:
Clinical Interests:
Diagnostic neuropathology

Research Interests:
Mechanisms of herpes simplex virus infection-induced acute and chronic neurodegeneration
Brain tumors
Mechanisms of tumor resistance to oncolytic virotherapy

Research Programs:
Neurovirology and Ocular Virology
Innovative Diagnostics

1982: MD – Medical University of Debrecen (Hungary)
1994: PhD – Hungarian Academy of Sciences
PostGraduate Training:
1982-1988: Medical Microbiology, National Institute of Dermatology and Venereology (Budapest, Hungary)
1995-2000: Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, Tennessee)

1984-1986: Virology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas
1988-1992: Neurovirology, The Wistar Institute (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Board Certifications:
Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology
Recent Publications:
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Categories: Pathology