Our Experts

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

Dr. Loyal Goff

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

I am interested in the the roles of long noncoding RNAs on neural cell fate decisions and the application of single cell RNA-Sequencing to elucidate the developmental hierarchies during neuronal specification.

Dr. Gary Goldstein

President/CEO, Kennedy Kreiger Institute; Professor, Depts. of Neurology & Pediatrics and Environmental Health Sciences
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Kennedy Krieger Institute, School of Medicine

My research focused on the role of brain capillaries in the formation of the blood brain barrier and the mechanisms of capillary injury in toxic brain disorders.

Dr. Barry Gordon

Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery; Director, Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology
School of Medicine

I am interested in learning, communication, and cognition in autism, Alzheimer’s disease, head injury, pure amnesias, and other acquired and developmental brain disorders.

Dr. Steven Gross

Professor, Department of Philosophy
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in a variety of philosophical and foundational issues that arise in the study of the mind/brain.

Dr. Rebecca Haberman

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in the neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory in older adults.

Dr. Gregory Hager

Mandell Bellmore Professor of Computer Science; Founding Director of the Malone Institute for Engineering in Healthcare
Whiting School of Engineering

My research spans applications of computing to medicine with an emphasis on imaging and robotics, and their use to augment human capabilities in medicine. In the last 12 years, I have developed and led several projects related to computer-enhanced surgery.

Dr. Justin Halberda

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in language acquisition and the possibility that logical deductive inference my play a role in the learning of new words. I also study the organization of attention, working memory, and the connection of mind to world.

Dr. Mariale Hardiman

Professor & Vice Dean of Academic Affairs; Director of Neuro-Education Initiative
School of Education

I am interested in enhancing educational practices through techniques that foster innovation and creative problem-solving for all students.

Dr. Christina Harnett

Associate Professor
School of Education

I am interested in the use of mentorship to facilitate learning outcomes and professional development, education in health professions education, assessment and accountability in ensuring learning outcomes, and faculty development in higher education.

Dr. Samer Hattar

Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in the role of melanopsin cells in regulating mammalian physiology.