James J. Pekar, Ph.D.

The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science,
Johns Hopkins University

Manager and Research Coordinator,
F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging,
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Ph.D. Biophysics 1988, University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Physics 1981, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging 
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205 USA

email pekar@jhu.edu
phone  443.923.9510
fax       443.923.9505
With Mother Earth in Montreal.
(with "Mother Earth" at Mosaiculture International 2003, Montréal, Canada)


Recent Publications

Kirby Center Home Page

Kirby Center "Resources"

Getting Started @ the Kirby Center

What do we do?  We develop advanced methods for fMRI data acquisition and analysis.  That is, to elucidate the functional properties and organization of the human brain, we exploit deoxyhemoglobin as an endogenous susceptibility contrast agent to empower magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to report on local hemodynamic changes concomitant to neuronal activation.  So we work with our cherished collaborators to develop and apply exploratory data analysis methods for MRI, to further develop the biophysics of MRI, and to apply MRI to questions about the human brain.  And we drink coffee.

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Updated 27 December 2016