Dr Peter Kozulin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 66337


I am a developmental neuroscientist and bioinformatician interested in the molecular evolution of the mammalian brain. I completed a PhD on the molecular development of vasculature in the primate retina at the Australian National University, followed by a postdoctoral position at the Institut de la Vision in France that was supported by a NHMRC CJ Martin fellowship, where I investigated the role of guidance factors in the formation of commissural neurons within the mammalian hindbrain. My current research focuses on the development and evolution of the mammalian forebrain, in particular understanding the regulatory mechanisms and molecular evolutionary processes that control specification of cortical neuron subtypes.


  • Master Of Bioinformatics, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Optometry, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Optometry, University of Melbourne
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University


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Book Chapter

  • Kozulin, Peter and Richards, Linda J. (2022). Axonal guidance: making connections. Neuroscience in the 21st Century. (pp. 383-406) edited by Donald W. Pfaff, Nora D. Volkow and John L. Rubenstein. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-88832-9_131

  • Kozulin, Peter and Richards, Linda (2016). Axonal guidance: making connections. Neuroscience in the 21st century. (pp. 201-224) edited by Donald W. Pfaff and Nora D. Volkow. New York: Springer New York. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3474-4_131

  • Kozulin, Peter, Almarza, Gonzalo, Gobius, Ilan and Richards, Linda J. (2016). Investigating early formation of the cerebral cortex by in utero electroporation: Methods and protocols. Prenatal and Postnatal Determinants of Development. (pp. 3-20) edited by Walker, David W.. New York, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3014-2_1

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Suarez, R., Paolino, A., Kozulin, P., Morcom, L., Fenlon, L. and Richards, L. (2015). Developmental scenarios for the evolutionary origin of the corpus callosum. 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry Jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry in Conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Cairns, QLD Australia, 23-27 August 2015. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13188

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision