Eniko Sajti, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor Pediatrics/Neonatology

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The Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neurosciences and The Laboratory of Psychoneuroimmunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands: Psychoneuroimmunology - Ph.D. (2004)

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Medicine - M.D. (1999)

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Psychology - B.S. (1995)


  • Molecular and cellular mechanism involved in the development of neonatal innate immune system in the lung
  • Transcriptional mechanisms that regulate the function of myeloid cells in bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • The role of myeloid cells in prematurity associated brain injury


    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute K08 Grant (2018)

    The Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigators’ Forum Research Grant (2014)

    Farley Fund Award (2012)

    George von L. Meyer Fund Award (2010, 2011)

    Schlisman Memorial Traveling Fellowship Award (2010)

    Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences Research Grant (2005)

    Ter Meulen Foundation Research Grant (2005)

    Geuken Fund Research Grant (2004)


    1. Gosselin D, Skola D, Coufal NG, Holtman IR, Schlachetzki JCM, Sajti E, Jaeger BN, O'Connor C, Fitzpatrick C, Pasillas MP, Pena M, Adair A, Gonda DG, Levy ML, Ransohoff RM, Gage FH, Glass CK. An environment-dependent transcriptional networkspecifies human microglia identity. Science. 2017 May 25. pii: eaal3222. doi: 10.1126/science.aal3222. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28546318.

    2. Allison KA, Sajti E, Collier JG, Gosselin D, Troutman TD, Stone EL, Hedrick SM, Glass CK. Affinity and dose of TCR engagement yield proportional enhancer and gene activity in CD4+ T cells. Elife. 2016 Jul 4;5. pii: e10134. doi: 10.7554/eLife.10134.

    3. Oishi PE, Sharma S, Datar SA, Kumar S, Aggarwal S, Lu Q, Raff G, Azakie A, Hsu JH, Sajti E, Fratz S, Black SM, Fineman JR. Rosiglitazone preserves pulmonary vascular function in lambs with increased pulmonary blood flow. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jan;73(1):54-61. PMID: 23128423 PMCID: PMC3977665.

    4. Datar SA, Johnson EG, Oishi PE, Johengen M, Tang E, Aramburo A, Barton J, Kuo HC, Bennett S, Xoinis K, Reel B, Kalkan G, Sajti E, Osorio O, Raff GW, Matthay MA, Fineman JR. Altered lymphatics in an ovine model of congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood flow. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2012 Mar 15;302(6):L530-40. PMID: 22207591 PMCID: PMC3311527

    Hsu JH, Oishi P, Wiseman DA, Hou Y, Chikovani O, Datar S, Sajti E, Johengen MJ, Harmon C, Black SM, Fineman JR. Nitric oxide alterations following acute ductal constriction in the fetal lamb: a role for superoxide. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Jun;298(6):L880-7. PMID: 20363848 PMCID: PMC2886608.

    5.Sajti E, van Meeteren N, Kavelaars A, van der Net J, Gispen WH, Heijnen C. Individual differences in behavior of inbred Lewis rats are associated with severity of joint destruction in adjuvant-induced arthritis. Brain Behav Immun. 2004 Nov;18(6):505-14. PMID: 15331121.

    6. Sajti E, Kavelaars A, van Meeteren N, Teunis M, Gispen WH, Heijnen C. Tumor angiogenesis and metastasis formation are associated with individual differences in behavior of inbred Lewis rats. Brain Behav Immun. 2004 Nov;18(6):497-504. PMID: 15331120.


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