Dr. Katalin Tóth

Dr. Katalin Tóth
Dr. Katalin Tóth
Professor | Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

BSc Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
PhD Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pasteur Institute, Paris France and NIH, Bethesda, USA

Roger Guindon Hall, room 3230D
613-562-5800 ext. 8378


Dr. 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.

Note: The Tóth laboratory is currently recruiting graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Please send your CV to:  [email protected]

Research interests

  • Synaptic plasticity
  • Neurotransmitter release
  • Hippocampus
  • Action potential coding