Imperial College London

Dr Andrei S. Kozlov

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Reader in Sensory Neuroscience



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RSM 3.12Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Dr. Kozlov’s research background is in sensory neuroscience and biophysics. Andrei obtained a PhD from Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg in the area of ion channel biophysics. During his first postdoc (ESPCI, Paris) he investigated how astrocytes modulate neural circuits in the central nervous system. Andrei’s research in sensory neuroscience has focused on auditory system. He examined the biophysics of mechanoelectrical transduction in the inner ear (at the Rockefeller University, New York), and investigated computations in auditory cortex (at the University of California, San Diego).

Dr. Kozlov joined in 2014 the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, where he founded the Laboratory of Auditory Neuroscience and Biophysics.

The lab, broadly speaking, focuses on how the auditory system, a keystone of human communication, achieves its remarkable sensitivity, selectivity, and invariance. We investigate both how the inner ear converts sounds into electrical signals, and how auditory cortex interprets these signals.

Andrei's publications can be found on Google Scholar.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Abeytunge S, Gianoli F, Hudspeth AJ, et al., 2021, Rapid mechanical stimulation of inner-ear hair cells by photonic pressure, Elife, Vol:10, ISSN:2050-084X, Pages:1-27

Gianoli F, Risler T, Kozlov AS, 2019, The development of cooperative channels explains the maturation of hair cell’s mechanotransduction, Biophysical Journal, Vol:117, ISSN:0006-3495, Pages:1536-1548

Gianoli F, Risler T, Kozlov AS, 2017, Lipid bilayer mediates ion-channel cooperativity in a model of hair-cell mechanotransduction, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:114, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:E11010-E11019

Albert JT, Kozlov A, 2016, Comparative aspects of hearing in vertebrates and insects with antennal ears, Current Biology, Vol:26, ISSN:1879-0445, Pages:R1020-R1061

Kozlov A, Gentner T, 2016, Central auditory neurons have composite receptive fields, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:113, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:1441-1446

Kozlov AS, Gentner TQ, 2014, Central auditory neurons display flexible feature recombination functions, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol:111, ISSN:0022-3077, Pages:1183-1189

Kozlov AS, Andor-Ardo D, Hudspeth AJ, 2012, Anomalous Brownian motion discloses viscoelasticity in the ear's mechanoelectrical-transduction apparatus, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:109, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:2896-2901

Kozlov AS, Baumgart J, Risler T, et al., 2011, Forces between clustered stereocilia minimize friction in the ear on a subnanometre scale, Nature, Vol:474, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:376-379

Kozlov AS, Risler T, Hudspeth AJ, 2007, Coherent motion of stereocilia assures the concerted gating of hair-cell transduction channels, Nature Neuroscience, Vol:10, ISSN:1097-6256, Pages:87-92

Kozlov AS, Angulo MC, Audinat E, et al., 2006, Target cell-specific modulation of neuronal activity by astrocytes., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:103, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:10058-10063

Angulo MC, Kozlov AS, Charpak S, et al., 2004, Glutamate Released from Glial Cells Synchronizes Neuronal Activity in the Hippocampus, Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:24, ISSN:0270-6474, Pages:6920-6927

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