Jonathan Pevsner received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at Johns Hopkins (1989), and pursued postdoctoral training at Stanford University (1989-1995) in the Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. He joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore where he is currently a Professor. His primary faculty appointment is in the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Pevsner began teaching courses in bioinformatics and genomics at Johns Hopkins in 2000, and he won Teacher of the Year awards twice in the School of Medicine (2001, 2006), once at the Homewood campus MLA program (2009), and he was given the Professor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2003). In 2003 John Wiley & Sons published the first edition of Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, the second edition was published in 2009, and the third edition is coming soon in 2015. His lab recently reported the mutation that causes both a common birthmark (port-wine stains) and a rare disease (Sturge-Weber syndrome).