Our Experts

The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.

Dr. Kyrana Tsapkini

Instructor, Department of Neurology
School of Medicine

I am interested in brain reorganization for language and language impairments.

Dr. Burcu Unlutabak

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Burcu Unlutabak is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at The Science of Learning Institute and the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. David Valle

Henry J. Knott Professor and Director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine; Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Ophthalmology and Molecular Biology & Genetics
School of Medicine

I am interested in understanding all aspects of the contribution of genetic variation to human health and disease.

Dr. Benjamin Van Durme

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Department of Cognitive Science

I am interested in natural language processing and computational semantics.

Dr. Tracy Vannorsdall

Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology
School of Medicine

I am interested in the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to enhance cognition in healthy adults and to improve the cognitive functioning of those with acquired or developmental cognitive limitations.

Dr. Swaroop Vedula

Assistant Research Professor
Whiting School of Engineering

My research involves translating techniques developed through machine learning and surgical data science to advance surgical training and improve patient care.

Dr. Arun Venkatesan

Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
School of Medicine

I am interested in how infection and inflammation damage the nervous system and how to promote repair of the damaged nervous system.

Dr. Joshua Vogelstein

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computational Medicine
Whiting School of Engineering

I'm interested in developing and applying statistical methods to assist in the design and analysis of big neuroscience experiments.

Dr. Xiaoqin Wang

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Tsinghua-Johns Hopkins Joint Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
School of Medicine

I am interested in understanding the neural basis of auditory perception and vocal communication in a naturalistic environment.

Dr. Colin Wilson

Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in theoretical and experimental phonology as well as computational cognitive science.