Galit Pelled, Ph.D.

Dr. Galit Pelled
Galit Pelled
Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2751
Email: Pelled@kennedykrieger.org

Dr. Galit Pelled is a research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Pelled graduated from the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel) and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD).


Research Summary:

Successful rehabilitation following injury to the nervous system involves appropriate neuronal compensation and re-wiring of afferent and efferent pathways. However, the underlying neuronal mechanisms that influence brain reorganization in the infant and the adult are poorly understood. The focus of the lab is to probe and manipulate the appropriate neuronal populations and pathways in order to enhance rehabilitation. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, in vivo electrophysiology recordings, behavioral testing and molecular manipulations we are studying different aspects of brain reorganization in rodents.