Our Experts

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


Dr. James Pekar

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
School of Medicine

I am interested in the development and application of this functional MRI (fMRI) technology.

Dr. Mikhail Pletnikov

Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine

My research interests focus on understanding pathogenesis of cognitive disorders in patients with major psychiatric illnesses.