1981 M.D. Semmelweis University of Medicine
1987 Specialization in Pathology and Histopathology
1996 Specialization in Forensic Medicine
1997 PhD Semmelweis University of Medicine
1999 Med.Hab. Szent Györgyi University of Medicine


1982 - Present: Professor and director Semmelweis  University  Department of Forensic and Insurance Medicine,Hungary
1997 - 1998: Research Associate, Case Western, Reserve University Department of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology Professor Pierluigi Gambetti Cleveland,USA
1995 Visiting Assistant Professor, Karolinska, Institutet Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Professor Bengt Winblad, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 - 1994: American Heart Association Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
991 - 1993: Visiting Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Molecular Cardiology, Laboratory of Meredith Bond
1987: Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Forensic Medicine. Professor Matti Mottonen.
Finland - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Forensic Medicine. Professor Jovan Rajs. Sweden. 
1985: University of Turku, Department of Forensic Medicine.
Professor Jyrki Raekallio. Finland
1982 - present First Assistant Professor, Semmelweis  University of Medicine Department of Forensic Medicine, Hungary
Selected Publications
Keller E
, Moravec CS, Bond M: Abnormalities in calcium regulation by the sarcoplasmic reticulum in cardiomyopathic hamster hearts. Scanning, 1994,Vol 16, Suppl. IV-21-22.
Keller E, Moravec CS, Bond M: Altered subcellular calcium regulation in  papillary muscles from cardiomyopathic hamsters.  Am J Physiol 1995, 268: 1875-1883.
Keller E, Varro A, Sotonyi P: Application of scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis on biological and non biological materials. Scanning Supplement V, 1995, Vol 17,49-50.
Keller E, Bond M, Moravec CS: Progression of left ventricular hypertrophy does not change the sarcoplasmic reticulum store in the spontaneously hypertensive rat heart. J Mol Cell Cardiol, 1997,29:461-469.
Österlund M.K, Grandien K., Keller E., Hurd Y.L.: The human brain has distinct regional expression patterns of estrogen receptor a mRNA isoforms derived from alternative promoters. J Neurochem 2000,75(4): 1390-1397. impaktf.:4.9 cit.ind.:3
Wang X. Dow-Edwards D. Keller E. Hurd YL. Preferential limbic expression of the cannabinoid receptor mRNA in the human fetal brain. Neuroscience. 118(3):681-94, 2003.
Drakenberg K, Nikoshkov A, Horvath MC, Fagergren P, Gharibyan A, Saarelainen K, Rahman S, Nylander I, Bakalkin G, Rajs J, Keller E, Hurd YL. Mu opioid receptor A118G polymorphism in association with striatal opioid neuropeptide gene expression in heroin abusers.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 May 16;103(20):7883-8.
Horvath MC, Hurd YL, Rajs J, Keller E. Variations in respiratory distress characterize the acute agonal period during heroin overdose death: relevance to postmortem mRNA studies.Brain Res Bull. 2006 Jul 31;70(3):251-9.
Horvath MC, Kovacs GG, Kovari V, Majtenyi K, Hurd YL, Keller E.:Heroin abuse is characterized by discrete mesolimbic dopamine and opioid abnormalities and exaggerated nuclear receptor-related 1 transcriptional decline with age. J Neurosci. 2007 Dec 5;27(49):13371-5.
Nikoshkov A, Drakenberg K, Wang X, Horvath MC, Keller E, Hurd YL.: Opioid neuropeptide genotypes in relation to heroin abuse: dopamine tone contributes to reversed mesolimbic proenkephalin expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jan 15;105(2):786-91. Epub 2008 Jan 9.

Main Field of research

Drug related death.


International Autopsy Protocol Committee for SIDS
ESPID (European Society of Study and Prevention of Infant Death)
ISNUD (International Study of Prevention of Unexpected Death)
Internationale Academy of  Legal Medicine
Hungarian Medical Association
MIOT (Hungarian Forensic Medical Association)
Hungarian Pathologist Association
Hungarian Electronmicroscope Association

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