Position: Research Fellow
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Birth: 1983


  • 2013 Semmelweis University, Molecular Medicine Doctoral School, PhD
  • 2008 Eotvos Lorand University, Faculty of Science, biologist, MSc

Academic qualifications:

  • PhD

Present and previous positions:

  • 2015 - research fellow
    SE GSI "Lendület" Experimental and Translational Immunomics Research Group
  • 2012 - 2015 research assistant
    MTA-SE "Lendület" Experimental and Translational Immunomics Research Group
  • 2009 - 2013 PhD student
    SE Department of Genetics, Cell- and Immunobiology


  • 2010- Hungarian Society for Immunology
  • 2017- European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)


Honors and awards:

  • 2018 Hungarian Society for Immunology annual meeting, prize winner
  • 2018 European Association for Cancer Research travel bursary and award winner poster presentation
  • 2017 Semmelweis University Research Foundation Excellence Support
  • 2017 Everyone's academy, a science documentary TV show, invited lecture
  • 2016 National Youth Talent scholarship
  • 2014 HAS Youth International Conference scholarship
  • 2011 Ph.D. Scientific Forum, first place
  • 2008 Novartis special award for Student Conference presentation



  • 2016 MTA Premium Post Doctorate Research Grant by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; A comprehensive analysis of the stromal control of immune checkpoint regulation in human melanoma
  • 2016 Semmelweis University, Dean’s research fellowship


Activities in education:

  • Lectures and practices in Immunology, Genetics and Genomics for Hungarian and English 3rd year medical students.

Research interests:

  • Tumor microenvironment, T cell mediated anti-tumor immune response, memory T-cells, T lymphocyte signal transduction, autoimmunity

Research areas:

  • 2016 - Investigate the immunoregulatory role of human melanoma-associated fibroblasts
  • 2014 - Cytotoxic T cell response modeling and analysis in mouse and human GVHD
  • 2013 - Characterization of the function and examination of mouse tissue resident memory CD8+ T cells
  • 2010 - 2013 MicroRNA expression analysis of human CD4+ cells
  • 2007 - 2013 Analysis of human CD4+ T-cells in rheumatoid arthritis


  • English
  • German



Selected publications: 

  1. 2018 Skin-homing CD8+ T cells preferentially express GPI-anchored peptidase inhibitor 16, an inhibitor of cathepsin K. Lupsa N, Érsek B, Horváth A, Bencsik A, Lajkó E, Silló P, Oszvald Á, Wiener Z, Reményi P, Mikala G, Masszi T, Buzás EI, Pós Z. Eur J Immunol. 2018 Dec;48(12):1944-1957. doi: 10.1002/eji.201847552. IF (2017): 4.25, Q1
  2. 2018 Distinct In Vitro T-Helper 17 Differentiation Capacity of Peripheral Naive T Cells in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis. Baricza E, Marton N, Királyhidi P, Kovács OT, Kovácsné Székely I, Lajkó E, Kőhidai L, Rojkovich B, Érsek B, Buzás EI, Nagy G. Front Immunol. 2018 Apr 4;9:606. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00606. IF (2017): 6.077, Q1
  3. 2016 Unique patterns of CD8+ T cell-mediated organ damage in the Act-mOVA/OT-I model of acute graft versus host disease. B Érsek, N Lupsa, P Pócza, A Tóth, V Molnár, A Horváth, B Bagita, A Bencsik, H Hegyesi, A Matolcsy, E I Buzas, Z Pós; Cell Mol Life Sci. 2016 Apr 30. PMID: 27137185. IF (2016): 5.778 Q1
  4. 2012 CD3ζ-Chain Expression of Human T Lymphocytes Is Regulated by TNF via Src-like Adaptor Protein-Dependent Proteasomal Degradation. Ersek B, Molnár V, Balogh A, Matkó J, Cope AP, Buzás EI, Falus A, Nagy G. J Immunol. 2012 Aug 15;189(4):1602-10. PMID: 22798681. IF: 5.788, Q1
  5. 2012 MicroRNA-132 targets HB-EGF upon IgE-mediated activation in murine and human mast cells. Molnár V, Ersek B, Wiener Z, Tömböl Z, Szabó PM, Igaz P, Falus A. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2011 Aug 19. PMID: 21853268. IF: 6.57, Q1

Complete list of publications:
 MTMT, PubMed


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