Laura
Jantzie
,
PhD

Researcher
Phone: 410-614-4135

About

Dr. Jantzie is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a researcher at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Jantzie's lab investigates the pathophysiology of encephalopathy of prematurity, pediatric brain injury common to infants and toddlers, and pain and cognition in cerebral palsy. Dr. Jantzie’s lab is dedicated to understanding disease processes in the developing brain as a means to identifying new therapeutic strategies and treatment targets. Her lab also studies neural substrates of cognition and executive function, inhibitory circuit formation, the role of an abnormal intrauterine environment on brain development, mechanisms of neurorepair and immune cell activation and polarization. Using a diverse array of clinically relevant techniques such as MRI, cognitive assessment, and biomarker discovery, combined with traditional molecular and cellular biology, the Jantzie lab is on the front lines of translational pediatric neuroscience.