Enikö Kállay

Ph.D., Assoc. Prof.; Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center of Pathophysiology, Infectiology & Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria


The goal of the Tumour Pathology Research Group is to understand and unveil cellular and molecular mechanisms that play a role in the prevention and pathogenesis of colorectal cancer and other chronic or malignant diseases. We are studying the role of vitamin D and dietary calcium in this process.

Our current major research interests include the examination of calcium-dependent anti-tumor molecular mechanisms; the role of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) and its pharmacological modulators in colorectal carcinogenesis; identification of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate the action of calcium and vitamin D in tumourigenesis; investigation of the vitamin D system as a physiological defense against tumor progression; the impact of the vitamin D catabolizing enzyme 25-hydroxyvitamin D 24 Hydroxylase on colon tumourigenesis.