Katalin Tóth, Ph.D.

University of Ottawa
Canada Research Chair Tier I, uOttawa Brain and Mind Research Institute
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Katalin Tóth earned her PhD in 1995 from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, under the supervision of Tamás F. Freund, after completing an undergraduate degree in Biology. She then spent the next 2 years as postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Richard Miles at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and studied the properties of synaptic interactions between connected pairs of neurons. She moved to the National Institutes of Health in the USA where she worked with Chris J. McBain on the plastic properties of hippocampal networks. She established her laboratory in 2000 at Laval University where she worked at the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience until April 2020. Her research is focused on presynaptic release mechanisms and information processing at hippocampal mossy fibres.