IDDRC Neuroimaging Core Faculty

Michael A. Kraut, M.D., Ph.D., serves as a co-director of the Neuroimaging Core. He is a professor of Radiology in the Division of Neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins and has been responsible for management of Core activities since 1997.

Peter van Zijl, Ph.D., serves as a co-director of the Neuroimaging Core. Dr. van Zijl is a professor of Radiology, Oncology, and Biophysics and the founding director of the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at Kennedy Krieger.

Stewart Mostofsky, M.D., is a Neuroimaging Core co-investigator. He is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins and a child neurologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Mostofsky’s role within the Core emphasizes consultation on all aspects of functional imaging.

Valerie Deleon, Ph.D., is a Neuroimaging Core co-investigator and an assistant professor in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution at Johns Hopkins. In her work with the Neuroimaging Core, Dr. DeLeon has focused on craniofacial morphological correlates of developmental anomalies and issues of dysmorphology in neural structures associated with developmental disorders.

John Desmond, Ph.D., is a Neuroimaging Core co-investigator and professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins. His research focuses on coordinated applications of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI.

Alena Horska, Ph.D., is a Neuroimaging Core co-investigator and an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at  Johns Hopkins. Her expertise is in MR Spectroscopy.

James Pekar, Ph.D., is a Neuroimaging Core co-investigator and an associate professor of Radiology at Johns Hopkins. He is the manager of the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging. He has an active role in developing and implementing innovative techniques in fMRI applications and data analysis, including functional connectivity.

Susumu Mori, Ph.D., is a Neuroimaging Core co-investigator. He is a professor of Radiology at Johns Hopkins and has been an innovator in the field of MRI white matter tractography (MRT) and techniques that utilize diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) data to depict the trajectories of white matter bundles. Dr. Mori also supervises the small animal high field MRI imaging facilities.