Co-Director of the Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research, Associate Director of the Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease, and Professor, Medicine and Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Two fully funded post-doctoral research positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Nagy in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research.
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- M.D., University Medical School of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 1991
- Ph.D., University Medical School of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 1995
Dr. Nagy is a professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine and biological chemistry at the Department of Biological Chemistry in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease, a program that spans Johns Hopkins Medicine campuses in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Baltimore. He is also co-director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research. He has training as both a physician and as a molecular and cellular biologist.
Dr. Nagy’s research focuses on identifying and understanding how the identity of cells develops and how their differentiation contributes to human diseases. He seeks to understand how the extra- and intracellular lipid environment contributes to cellular development and differentiation, and what impact that has on components of the immune system. In this context, Dr. Nagy also studies what causes cells to use certain pieces of genetic information and not others, and what causes that process to sometimes result in diseases such as chronic inflammation, tissue degeneration or cancer. Studying these questions while evaluating the entire genome makes it more likely to discover key changes related to a particular disease and to find reliable biomarkers to monitor that disease. Those answers may lead to better diagnoses and novel therapies.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Nagy is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences, and three consecutive Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholar Awards.
He is an elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Academia Europaea and The Henry Kunkel Society.
Read more about Dr. Nagy's work:
Researchers at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital identified a pathway that plays an integral role in the way the body repairs itself after sustaining muscle damage.
Dr. Nagy’s research focuses on identifying ways to help tissue heal and regenerate. It’s research that could one day help to improve the quality of life for children with chronic inflammatory conditions.
Dr. Nagy's research interests include:
- Transcriptional regulation via lipid activated transcription factors
- Nuclear receptor regulation of organ homeostasis and metabolism
- Epigenomic and transcriptional regulation of cell type specification
- Epigenomic regulation of macrophage differentiation and function in injury and tissue repair
- Molecular and cellular interactions during muscle regeneration in health and disease
- Giannakis N, Sansbury BE, Patsalos A, Hays TT, Riley CO, Han X, Spite M, Nagy L. Dynamic changes to lipid mediators support transitions among macrophage subtypes during muscle regeneration. Nat Immunol. 2019 Apr 1. (Epub ahead of print)—VIDEO ABSTRACT
- Daniel B, Nagy G, Czimmerer Z, Horvath A, Hammers DW, Cuaranta-Monroy I, Poliska S, Tzerpos P, Kolostyak Z, Hays TT, Patsalos A, Houtman R, Sauer S, Francois-Deleuze J, Rastinejad F, Balint BL, Sweeney HL, Nagy L. The nuclear receptor PPARγ controls progressive macrophage polarization as a ligand-insensitive epigenomic ratchet of transcriptional memory. Immunity. 2018 Oct 16;49(4):615-626. PMCID: PMC6197058—VIDEO ABSTRACT
- Czimmerer Z, Daniel B, Horvath A, Rückerl D, Nagy G, Kiss M, Peloquin M, Budai MM, Cuaranta-Monroy I, Simandi Z, Steiner L, Nagy B Jr, Poliska S, Banko C, Bacso Z, Schulman IG, Sauer S, Deleuze JF, Allen JE, Benko S, Nagy L. The Transcription Factor STAT6 Mediates Direct Repression of Inflammatory Enhancers and Limits Activation of Alternatively Polarized Macrophages. Immunity. 2018 Jan 16;48(1):75-90.e6. PMCID: PMC5772169—VIDEO ABSTRACT
- Simandi Z, Horvath A, Wright LC, Cuaranta-Monroy I, De Luca I, Karolyi K, Sauer S, Deleuze JF, Gudas LJ, Cowley SM, Nagy L. OCT4 acts as an integrator of pluripotency and signal-induced differentiation. Mol Cell. 2016 Aug 18;63(4):647-661.
- Varga T, Mounier R, Patsalos A, Gogolák P, Peloquin M, Horvath A, Pap A, Daniel B, Nagy G, Pintye E, Póliska S, Cuvellier S, Larbi SB, Sansbury BE, Spite M, Brown CW, Chazaud B, Nagy L. Macrophage PPARγ, a lipid activated transcription factor controls the growth factor GDF3 and skeletal muscle regeneration. Immunity. 2016 Nov 15;45(5):1038-1051. PMCID: PMC5142832