DaVinci and the Brain

iconDr. Jonathan Pevsner & The Pevsner Lab

Dr. Jonathan Pevsner is a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He pursued postdoctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine and joined the faculty of Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1995. Dr. Pevsner also holds a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The Pevsner Lab at Kennedy Krieger Institute studies childhood neurological disorders including Down syndrome and lead poisoning. A leading center for bioinformatics-the study of biology using the tools of computer science the Pevsner Lab has created two computer programs designed to help other researchers analyze the enormous amounts of data generated by their cutting-edge experiments. A longtime student of Leonardo’s work, Dr. Pevsner has written articles and delivered lectures on Leonardo’s studies of the brain for more than a decade.