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Jonathan Pevsner, PhD

Professor

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Education

  • 1989: PhD, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 1983: BA (honors), Psychology
    Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1989-1995:  Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
    Stanford University Medical Center, CA

Current Academic Posts

  • 2014:  Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 2011 - 2014:  Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 2011 - 2014:  Associate Professor
    Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2008 - Present:  Associate Professor
    Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2003 -  Present:  Associate Professor
    Department of Neurology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
  • 2003 - Present:  Associate Professor
    Division of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2003 - Present:  Associate Professor
    Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 2003 - Present:  Faculty Member
    Graduate Program in Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2001 - Present:  Affiliate member
    McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Jonathan Pevsner is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in the Department of Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Haverford College, his PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and his postdoctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Pevsner is author of a textbook, Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd edition 2009). He is also an authority on Leonardo da Vinci, with articles in publications including Scientific American (2013) and appearances on the History Channel (Da Vinci and the Code He Lived By) and Discovery Channel (Doing da Vinci).

Research Interests

  • The molecular basis of childhood neurological disorders, including autism and chromosomal disorders. In 2013 his lab identified mutations that cause Sturge-Weber syndrome as well as commonly occurring port-wine stain birthmarks.
  • Software development for analysis of genetic relatedness and chromosomal abnormalities in data sets using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays, gene expression and whole genome sequencing

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2011: Teaching Excellence Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • 2009:  Teacher of the Year, Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2005-2006:  Teacher of the Year, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 2002-2003:  Professor’s Award for Distinction in Teaching in the Basic Sciences
  • 2000-2001:  Teacher of the Year, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 1997-1999:  Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes
  • 1989-1992:  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
  • 1988:  Paul Ehrlich Graduate Student Award, Young Investigators' Day, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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