Professor Zoltán Molnár

Professor of Developmental Neuroscience

Zoltán Molnár is Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. He is known for key contributions to our understanding of how the birth of cortical neurons is regulated, how they migrate, differentiate, generate axons and assemble into circuits, and how those circuits change over time, partly as a result of activity passing through them.

Molnár earned his M.D. at the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary and D.Phil. at the University of Oxford, UK. He also investigated thalamocortical development working at the Institut de Biologie Cellulaire et de Morphologie, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, and learned optical recording techniques to understand early functional thalamocortical interactions at Kyoto Prefectural School of Medicine, Japan.

He was appointed to a University Lecturer position at the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford associated with an Official Fellowship and Tutorship at St John's College from 2000. He was awarded the title Professor of Developmental Neuroscience in 2007. Molnar has been Elected Member of Academia Europaea (Physiology and Neuroscience, 2019); Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (2022); Einstein Visiting Fellow at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (2020-2026); Neonatal Brain Club, 2018; Fellow of the Anatomical Society, Awarded New Fellow of the Year Award for 2018.