John W. Krakauer

Director of BLAM Lab, Co-founder of the KATA project

John C. Malone Professor

Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Contact Information

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
Pathology Bldg, Room 210
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
410-955-9313 (p)
410-955-9303 (f)


Dr. Krakauer received his bachelor’s and master’s deegree from Cambridge University, and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he returned to Columbia University for his residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York. He subsequently completed a research fellowship in motor control in the Center of Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia and a clinical fellowship in stroke at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center.

Areas of research interest: (1) Experimental and computational studies of  motor control and motor learning in humans (2) Tracking long-term motor skill learning and its relation to higher cognitive processes such as decision making. (3) Prediction of motor recovery after stroke (4) Mechanisms of spontaneous motor recovery after stroke in humans and in mouse models (5) New neuro-rehabilitation approaches for patients in the first 3 months after stroke.

Dr. Krakauer’s clinical interest is stroke, including ischemic cerebrovascular disease, subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations, cerebral vasculitis, cerebral aneurysms, and sinus thrombosis.