Dr. Orsolya Lautner-Csorba

Orsolya Lautner-Csorba, PhD, MSc, MSc

Assistant Research Professor, Acute Care Surgery


Dr. Orsolya Lautner-Csorba is a Research Assistant Professor and the head of the Thrombogenicity lab within the Bartlett ECLS laboratory in the Department of Surgery. She received her MSc degrees in biochemical and biomedical engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and a PhD in Biological Sciences (summa cum laude) from the Semmelweis University, Hungary. She started working on nitric oxide related research as a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Mark E. Meyerhoff in 2017, then she joined the Bartlett ECLS laboratory where she received training in large animal research. Dr. Lautner-Csorba joined the faculty of the Division of Acute Care Surgery in 2022.

Her research focus includes the development of biocompatible (anti-thrombogenic and anti-inflammatory) surfaces for different biomedical devices. She has been involved in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) related projects, such as artificial placenta, cardiopulmonary bypass and pediatric artificial lung. For over 6 years in collaboration, she has been working on developing NO emitting intravascular electrochemical sensors, NO emitting cardiac pacing leads, NO emitting formulations for balloon inflation fluid to prevent inflammatory response, bacterial infections and clotting. She also participated in the development of gas phase NO delivery devices for ECLS and inhalation therapy. She has also been involved with student mentoring (premed and research track) within the ECLS lab and through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP).

She is part of the organizing committee for the Research Faculty Seminar Series (RFSS, since 2023) and a committee member of the Research Advisory Committee (RAC, since 2023) and the Research Faculty Advisory Council (RFAC, since 2024).

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