Dr. James Pekar

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Manager and Research Coordinator, F. M. Kirby Research Center, Kennedy Krieger Institute 
Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute 
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Jim Pekar is a biophysicist, brain researcher, and scientific educator, who works on the development of magnetic resonance methods for the study of brain function, and their application to human development, aging, and disease. He has published more than one hundred peer-reviewed scientific papers and has twice received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). In 2015 he was named a Fellow of the ISMRM in recognition of his contributions to the development of methods for the acquisition and analysis of magnetic resonance data reporting on brain physiology and function. Jim received a B.S. in Physics from MIT, a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training in neuroimaging at the National Institutes of Health.

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