Hungary (Fulbright S&T grantee 2010)
Marton Siklos is a Ph.D. candidate in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His main research interest is to help develop medications against the decline of mental functions in Alzheimer’s disease. He is looking forward to applying his knowledge of synthetic chemistry to improve the quality of life of our aging society. A native of Hungary, Martin became fascinated with chemistry at a young age, inheriting chemical literature and an interest in it from his grandmother. Prior to his selection for the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, Marton received his diploma of Chemical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology where he was involved in the research of compounds with the potential to reverse the mental decline accompanying schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. He wrote his diploma thesis on new compounds targeting the serotonin receptor subtype 5-HT6 and then spent a year as a research assistant and synthetic chemist at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria.