CV Istvan Mody

Current positions & contact information:

University of Bonn:

Professor for Synaptic Physiology and Pathophysiology (Part-time)

Department of Epileptology, Life & Brain Center
University of Bonn Medical Center
Sigmund-Freud Str. 25
D-53127 Bonn / Germany


Tel: +49-228-6885-331

FAX: +49-228-6885-294

University of California, Los Angeles:

Tony Coelho Professor of Neurology and Professor of Physiology

Department of Neurology, NRB1 Rm 575D

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

635 Charles Young Drive South

Los Angeles, CA 90095-733522


Tel: +1 (310) 206-4481

FAX: +1 (310) 825-0033


For more information on my lab at UCLA please visit

06/1978  Medical studies, Medical School, Târgu-Mures, Romania

05/1981  B.Sc.(Hons) in Physiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

07/1985  Ph.D. in Neurophysiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

08/1986  Postdoc Neurophysiology, Max-Planck Inst., Munich/Martinsried, Germany

08/1988  Postdoc Neurogenetics, Playfair Neuroscience Unit, U. Toronto, Canada

Positions and Employment

07/88 – 04/89 Assistant Prof. of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

04/89 – 01/93 Assistant Prof. of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of  Medicine

01/93 – 05/95 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology/Pain Management and Neurology, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

06/95 – present: Professor of Physiology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

06/95 – present: Tony Coelho III Professor of Neurology, The David Geffen School of Medicine atUCLA

08/14 – present: W3 Professor for Synaptic Physiology and Pathopyhsiology (Part-time), Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn

07/15 – present: Distinguished Professor, UCLA


1983-85 Frank F. Wesbrook Fellowship

1985-87 Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fellowship

1985-88 Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship

1988 John Charles Polanyi Prize for Physiology and Medicine

1988 Alfred Hauptmann Prize for Epilepsy

1989-92 Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fellow in the Neurosciences

1988-92 Hume Faculty Scholar, Stanford University

1995 Tony Coelho Professor of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine

1999 Michael Prize for Epilepsy

2001 Member, Hungarian National Academy of Sciences

2001 Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, NIH;

2004 Epilepsy Research Award, American Epilepsy Society/Milken Family Foundation

2005 Ambassador for Epilepsy, ILAE

2007, 1995 Traveling Grass Lecturer, Society for Neuroscience

2011-13 Visiting Scientist, Charité Berlin, Einstein Foundation of Berlin and the NeuroCure Cluster of  Excellence

2013-15 Baoyougang (包玉刚) Professor and High-End Foreign Expert “高端外国专家项目”(文教类), Ningbo University, P.R. China

2015 Magoun Prize and Lecture, UCLA