Associate Professor

Office: 516 930 MADISON BUILDING
Tel: (901) 448-6300


  • Board Cert., UTHSC, Department of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology Residency
  • Ph.D., University of Medical School, Pecs, Hungary, Applied Immunology in Pathology
  • Board Cert., University of Medical School, Pecs, Hungary, Anatomic Pathology residency
  • M.D., University Medical School, Pecs, Hungary, Medical Science

My Current CV

Research Keywords

Pathology of human tumors.

Pathology of acute lung injury.

Pathology of primate acute radiation injury syndrome.

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

Diagnostic general surgical pathology, intra-operative pathology consultation, cytopathology and autopsy pathology.

Research Interest/Specialty

Dr. Balazs worked in The European Lymphoma Research Center as the member of the Department of Pathology of Medical University Pecs in Hungary, her research interest focused on Hodgkin''s disease. She got her PhD degree in 1987, she reported her results of immuno-histochemical analysis of the different subgroups of Hodgkin lymphoma in her thesis. As a surgical pathologist she is interested in the research and pathology of human malignancies as well as lung pathology and morphology of acut lung injury. Dr. Balazs is the pathologist member of the research group conducting investigations on the alleviation of acut hematopoietic and gastrointestinal radiation injury.

Publications from 2011:

1. Gotoh, M., Fujiwara, Y., Yue, J., Liu, J., Lee, S., Fells, J., Uchiyama, A., Murakami-Murofushi, K., Kennel, S., Wall, J., Patil, R., Gupte, R., Balazs, L., Miller, D.D., and Tigyi, G.J.: Controlling cancer through the autotaxin-lysophosphatidic acid receptor axis. Biochem Soc Transact,. 2012, 40: p. 31-6. PMID:22260662.

2. Chen Z., Wu J., Yang C., Fan P, Balazs L., Jiao Y., Lu M., Gu W, Li C., Pfeffer L.M., Tigyi G., Yue J. : DiGeorge syndrome critical region 8(DGCR8) -mediated miRNA biogenesis is essential for vascular smooth muscle cell development in mice. 2012, J. Biol. Chem. 287:19018-28. Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22511778.

3. Lee, S.-L., Fujiwara, Y., Liu, J., Yue, J., Wang, Y., Tsukahara, R., Szabo, E., Patil, R., Banerjee, S., Miller, D.D., Balazs, L., Ghosh, M.C., Waters, C.M., Oravecz, T., and Tigyi, G.J.: Autotaxin, Lysophosphatidic Acid Receptors 1 and 5 Exert Different Functions in Tumor Cells Versus the Host tissue Microenvironment in Melanoma Invasion and Metastasis. 2015. Mol. Cancer Res. :174-85. PMID: 25158955.

4. Patil, R., Szabó, E., Fells, J.I., Balogh, A., Lim, K.G., Fujiwara, Y., Norman, D.B., Lee, S-C, Balazs, L., Thomas, F., Patil, S., Emmons-Thompson, K., Boler, A., Strobos, J., McCool, S.W., Yates, C.R., Stabenow, J., Byrne, G.I., Miller, D.D., Tigyi, G.J.: Protection Against the Gastrointestinal and Hematopoietic Acute Radiation Syndromes by a Novel LPA2 Receptor-specific Non-lipid Agonist. Chem. Biol. (Cell Press) 2015. 22:1–11. PMID:25619933

5. Deng, W. Kimura, Y., Gududuru, V.,Wu, W., Balogh, A., Szabo, E., Emmons-Thompson, K., Yates, C.R., Balazs, L., Johnson, L.R., Miller, D.D., Strobos, J., McCool. W.S., and Tigyi, G.J.:  Mitigation of the Hematopoietic and Gastrointestinal Acute Radiation Syndrome by Octadecylthiophosphate a Small Molecule Mimic of Lysophosphatidic Acid. 2015. Radiation Res. 183:465-75. Epub 2015 Mar 25. PMID: 25807318

6. Balogh, A., Shimizu, Y., Lee, S.-C., Norman, D.D., Gangwar, R., Bavaria, M., Moon, C.S., Shukla, P., Rao, R., Ray, R., Naren, A., Banerje, S., Miller, D.D., Balazs, L., Pelus, L., Tigyi,G.: The autotaxin-LPA2 GPCR axis is modulated by -irradiation and facilitates DNA damage repair. 2015. Cell Signal. 27:1751-1762. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 26027517.