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John Krakauer, MD


Adjunct Research Professor
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience,
Director of the Center for the Study of Motor Learning and Brain Repair,
Director of Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement Lab (BLAM), at Johns Hopkins University

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B.A., Trinity College, Cambridge University, England (Natural Sciences)
M.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Neurology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
Cerebrovascular Disease, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York

Board Certification:

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (Neurology)

Research Interests:

  • Brain mechanisms responsible for control of limb movements, specifically visuomotor coordination, and motor learning.

  • Effects of stroke on visuomotor coordination and motor learning.

  • Brain mechanisms for recovery of motor function after stroke.

Clinical Interests:

Stroke, including ischemic cerebrovascular disease, subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformation, cerebral vasculitis, cerebral aneurysm, venous sinus thrombosis.

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Short Interview with Dr. Krakauer:

» Please click here to read the Lancet interview with Dr. Krakauer

For a complete list of laboratory publications, click here.

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Comments • Updated August 27, 2012