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Alexay A Kozhevnikov

Alexay A Kozhevnikov

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  • Assistant Professor of Physics
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Email: akozhevn [ AT ] phys [ DOT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 865-6873


  1. Moscow State University (B.S. equivalent with excellence), 1995
  2. Yale University (M.S., Physics), 1996
  3. Yale University (Ph.D., Physics), 2001


Biological Physics
  • Computational

Honors and Awards

  • Society of Physics Students teaching award, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • John Sloane Fellowship, Yale University, 1996-1997.
  • International Scientific Foundation Fellowship, Moscow State University, 1995.
  • Moscow Mayor's Office Fellowship, Moscow State University, 1994-1995.
  • Keldysh Fellowship, Moscow State University, 1993-1994.

Selected Publications

List of Publications at Kozhevnikov Lab Page

  1. Skocik M. and Kozhevnikov A. (2013) Real-time system for studies of the effects of acoustic feedback on animal vocalizations. Front. Neural Circuits 6:111. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2012.00111
  2. “A simple miniature device for wireless stimulation of neural circuits in small behaving animals”, Zhang, Y, Langford, B. and Kozhevnikov, A.A., Journal of Neuroscience Methods doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.07.020 (2011).
  3. “A Compact Statistical Model of the Song Syntax in Bengalese Finch”, Jin DZ, Kozhevnikov AA, PLoS Computational Biology 7 (3): e1001108. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001108 (2011).
  4. “Wideband radio-frequency device for measurements of dielectric properties of small volumes of liquids”, A.A. Kozhevnikov, Measurement Science and Technology 21 (4) 043001 (2010).
  5. "Premotor activity of identified neurons in nucleus HVC of a songbird", A.A. Kozhevnikov and M.S. Fee, Journal of Neurophysiology 2007 Jun;97(6):4271-83.
  6. "Sleep-related neural activity in a premotor and a basal-ganglia pathway of the songbird", R.H. Hahnloser, A.A. Kozhevnikov and M.S. Fee, Journal of Neurophysiology, 2006 Aug;96(2):794-812.
  7. "Phase Sensitive Shot Noise in an Andreev Interferometer", B. Reulet, A. A. Kozhevnikov, D. E. Prober, W. Belzig, and Yu. V. Nazarov, Physical Review Letters 90, 066601 (2003).
  8. "An ultra-sparse code underlies the generation of neural sequences in a songbird", R.H. Hahnloser*, A.A. Kozhevnikov*, and M.S. Fee, Nature, 419, 65-69 (2002). * - these authors contributed equally to this work
  9. "Observation of Photon-Assisted Noise in a Diffusive Normal Metal - Superconductor Junction," A.A. Kozhevnikov, R.J. Schoelkopf, D.E. Prober, Physical Review Letters 84, 3398 (2000).
  10. "Measurements of Shot Noise in Diffusive Normal Metal - Superconductor Junctions," A.A. Kozhevnikov, R.J. Schoelkopf, L.E. Calvet, M.J. Rooks, D.E. Prober, Journal of Low-Temperature Physics 118, 671 (2000).

Research Interests

  • Biological physics
  • Neural computations
  • Novel experimental techniques in neuroscience.
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