Zsuzsanna Édua Magyar is the Molecular Pharmacology Highlighted Trainee Author for the September 2019 issue. Ms. Magyar is a pre-doctoral trainee in the physiology-neurobiology doctoral program at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Her mentor is Dr. János Almássy. The Molecular Pharmacology article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Dantrolene requires Mg2+ and ATP to Inhibit the Ryanodine Receptor” and is available at http://molpharm.aspetjournals.org/content/96/3/401.
Ms. Magyar’s areas of research are physiology and pharmacology. Her current research interests focus on the ryanodine receptor, the calcium release channel in the sarcoplasmic reticulum. She uses the planar lipid bilayer technique to measure the ion current of single ryanodine receptors. She is particularly interested in how the function and regulation of the ryanodine receptor is altered under certain pathological conditions, such as malignant hyperthermia syndrome.
The anticipated impact of Ms. Magyar’s research results is to help to understand the mechanism of action of the muscle relaxant dantrolene, which has important pathological and clinical implications.
When not in the lab, Zsuzsanna enjoys fishing, cooking, listening to music, and playing with her pet bunny.