Pavel A. Puzerey

Pavel A. Puzerey

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Pavel A. Puzerey
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Dr. Pavel Puzerey is a science advisor and registered patent agent in the firm’s Life Sciences group of the Business Law department. He leverages his training in biology and neuroscience to assist with a variety of intellectual property matters, including drafting and prosecution of patent applications and conducting freedom-to-operate, patentability, and due diligence analyses. Dr. Puzerey joined Goodwin in 2021.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Puzerey completed his doctorate thesis at Case Western Reserve University where he studied the role of the monoamine neuromodulator, serotonin, in the regulation of activity and development of the cerebral cortex. After completing his doctorate studies, Dr. Puzerey conducted postdoctoral research under the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University where he investigated the role of dopamine and acetylcholine neurotransmitter systems in vocal motor learning. Dr. Puzerey has presented his academic work at national conferences, such as the annual Society for Neuroscience conference, and has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Neuron, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. Before joining Goodwin, Dr. Puzerey worked as a Patent Agent at a Boston boutique patent law firm.




Case Western Reserve University


John Carroll University



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Recognition & Awards

Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health


  • Chen R., Gadagkar V., Roeser A, Puzerey PA, and Goldberg JH. Movement signaling in ventral pallidum and dopaminergic midbrain is gated by behavioral state in singing birds. J Neurophysiol. 2021
  • Chen R, Puzerey PA, Roeser AC, Riccelli TE, Podury A, Maher K, Farhang AR, Goldberg JH. Songbird ventral pallidum sends diverse performance error signals to dopaminergic midbrain. Neuron. 2019
  • Puzerey PA, Maher K, Prasad N, Goldberg JH. Vocal learning in songbirds requires cholinergic signaling in a motor cortex-like nucleus. J. Neurophysiol. 2018
  • Gadagkar V, Puzerey PA, Chen R, Baird-Daniel E, Farhang AR, Goldberg JH. Dopamine neurons encode performance error in singing birds. Science. 2016
  • Puzerey PA, Kodama NX, Galan RF. Abnormal cell-intrinsic and network excitability in the neocortex of serotonin-deficient Pet-1 knock-out mice. J Neurophysiol. 2015
  • Puzerey PA, Decker MJ, Galan RF. Elevated serotonergic signaling amplifies synaptic noise and facilitates the emergence of epileptiform network oscillations. J Neurophysiol. 2014
  • Puzerey PA, Galan RF. On how correlations between excitatory and inhibitory synaptic inputs maximize the information rate of neuronal firing. Front Comput Neurosci. 2014
  • Pucilowska J, Puzerey PA, Karlo JC, Galan RF, Landreth GE. Disrupted ERK signaling during cortical development leads to abnormal progenitor proliferation, neuronal and network excitability and behavior, modeling human neuro-cardio-facial-cutaneous and related syndromes. J Neurosci. 2012