Dr. Levente Littvay, PhD
Central European University
Levente (Levi) received his PhD in Political Science from the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006 where he also studied Survey
Research and Methodology. He has held visiting positions in multiple
departments of the Eotvos Lorand University and the University of
Zagreb, Faculty of Psychology. He has taught a number of workshops on
missing data. Predominantly a methodologist, Levi’s research
strives to find new analytical strategies to complex problems and
research questions in any field of science. Past research has included
evolutionary game theory through agent based computer simulations and
macro-comparative exploration of the relationship between corruption
and democratic performance. Current research includes exploration of a
number of statistical questions, assessment of electoral systems and
the genetics of social and political behavior. Active member of the
American Political Science Association, Behavior Genetics Association
and the International Society for Twin Studies. Levi also plays
bluegrass and has two cats.
Dóra Melicher, MD, Ph.D.
She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2018, followed her research in the
Ph.D. School of Molecular
Medicine, Semmelweis University in the Human Molecular Genetics and
Gene Diagnostics Program,
with research topic: Twin studies - Genetic and epigenetic trends in
telomere research, immuno-
epigenetics, mitochondrial epigenetics
Since 2017 she works as research associate in the MTA-SE
Vesicle Research Group at Semmelweis University, Department of
Genetics, Cell- and
Immunobiology, led by Prof. Dr. Edit Buzás.
She has been an active researcher of the Hungarian Twin registry since
2010, board member since
She is executive of EDUVITAL Non-profit Society for Health Education
since its establishment in 2012.
She obtained her Medical Doctor degree at the Faculty of Medicine,
Semmelweis University with
Summa cum laude qualification.
In 2009 she graduated from Corvinus University of Budapest and obtained
her Master's degree with excellence as a specialist of
international relations. She is fluent in English, German, Russian and
also speaks French.