Max Kozlov

I'm a science journalist at Nature
who writes about biomedical science.
You can also find my work in The Atlantic, Quanta Magazine, Science, and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


As a kid, I was dead set on one day becoming the next famous meteorologist or pharmacist.I was fascinated by trips to the Museum of Science in Boston, where I could pretend to be a scientist even though I couldn't speak English well, as my entire family moved to the Boston area from Ukraine a few years before I was born. Admittedly, I'm obsessed with my babushka’s borscht.All through high school and into college, I worked at the Museum of Science teaching science in the very same exhibit I once visited as a kid. My favorite part of the job: putting on a giant bee costume to teach young visitors how bees make honey.I studied cognitive neuroscience at Brown University. After graduating, I was awarded the 2020 AAAS Mass Media Fellowship, where I covered science at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Today, I write for Nature as a life-sciences reporter.My work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Quanta Magazine, The Scientist, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Behavioral Scientist, and RI Public Radio.In my free time, I love to rock climb, book last-minute travel, and devour just about every journalistic piece I come across.To this day, I'm still fascinated by the weather and medicine and, who knows, hopefully I'm making childhood Max proud by writing about science.

selected highlights

A full list of stories written for Nature can be found here.


I started my journalism career at Rhode Island's public radio station, The Public's Radio.
I reported news and produced episodes for a podcast called Possibly.


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