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Pediatrics - Neurology/

Houston, Texas

Pediatrics - Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
Pediatrics - Neurology/
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Alfred Balasa, M.D.

Alfred Balasa, M.D.Child Neurology Resident

Contact Information:
Alfred Balasa, M.D.
6701 Fannin
Clinical Care Center, Suite 1250
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 832-822-1750
Fax: 832-825-1717


M.D. - University of Pecs, Medical School, Hungary
Postdoctoral Associate - Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Residency - Baylor College of Medicine

Research/Clinical Interests

Gene-environmental interactions in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Career Plans

Academic Medicine/Research

Honors and Awards

2010 - Keystone Symposia Scholarship
2008 - Ilona Toth Award
2008 - 2nd place at the Student’s Researcher`s Society Conference, Medical School of University Pecs, Hungary


Mahadevan S, Wen S, Balasa A, Fruhman S, Mateus J, Wagner A, Al-Hussaini T, Van den Veyver IB.No evidence for mutations in NLRP7 and KHDC3L in women with androgenetic hydatidiform moles. Prenatal Diagnosis. 2013 [In Press].

Liu W, Shaver TM, Balasa A, Ljungberg MC, Wang X, Wen S, Nguyen H, Van den Veyver IB. Deletion of Porcn in mice leads to multiple developmental defects and models human focal dermal hypoplasia (Goltz syndrome). PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e32331. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032331. Epub 2012 Mar 6.PMID: 22412863

Balasa A, Sanchez-Valle A, Sadikovic B, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Bravo J, Chen L, Liu W, Wen S, Fiorotto ML, Veyver IB. Chronic maternal protein deprivation in mice is associated with overexpression of the cohesin-mediator complex in liver of their offspring. J Nutr. 2011 Dec;141(12):2106-12. doi: 10.3945/jn.111.146597. Epub 2011 Oct 19. PMID: 22013202

Kellermayer R, Dowd SE, Harris RA, Balasa A, Schaible TD, Wolcott RD, Tatevian N, Szigeti R, Li Z, Versalovic J, Smith CW. Colonic mucosal DNA methylation, immune response, and microbiome patterns in Toll-like receptor 2-knockout mice. FASEB J. 2011 May;25(5):1449-60. doi: 10.1096/fj.10-172205. Epub 2011 Jan 12. PMID: 21228220

Kellermayer R, Balasa A, Zhang W, Lee S, Mirza S, Chakravarty A, Szigeti R, Laritsky E, Tatevian N, Smith CW, Shen L, Waterland RA. Epigenetic maturation in colonic mucosa continues beyond infancy in mice. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Jun 1;19(11):2168-76. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddq095. Epub 2010 Mar 2.
PMID: 20197410

Balasa A, Gathungu G, Kisfali P, Smith EO, Cho JH, Melegh B, Kellermayer R. Assessment of DNA methylation at the interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) promoter region in inflammatory bowel diseases. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2010 May;25(5):553-6. doi: 10.1007/s00384-010-0874-0. Epub 2010 Feb 2. PMID: 20127100

Nagy T, Balasa A, Frank D, Rab A, Rideg O, Kotek G, Magyarlaki T, Bogner P, Kovács GL, Miseta A. O-GlcNAc modification of proteins affects volume regulation in Jurkat cells. Eur Biophys J. 2010 Jul;39(8):1207-17. doi: 10.1007/s00249-009-0573-3. Epub 2009 Dec 31. PMID: 20043149

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