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Visiting/Conjoint Professor of Psychology and Medical Sciences, UNSW & NHMRC Australia Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

Professor George Paxinos AO PhD DSc FASSA FAA is an anatomist at Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick Sydney. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, and Visiting/Conjoint Scientia Professor of Psychology and Medical Sciences at The University of New South Wales.

He completed his BA at The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a postdoctoral year at Yale University. He and Charles Watson are the authors of The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates. With over 61,000 citations over its 7 Editions (March 2014), this is the third most cited book in science after Molecular Cloning and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. George Paxinos has also published another 45 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals. His work was recognised by an AO, Ramaciotti Medal, Humboldt Prize, and a $4 million NHMRC Australia Fellowship in 2009. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens.


  • 2001–present
    Principal NHMRC Fellow, NeuRA
  • 2009–2013
    NHMRC Australia Fellow, NeuRA