Pierre LeVan, PhD

Pierre LeVan

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Division of Image Science

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Web presence

Location

Office: HMRB227
Lab: HMRB205

Background

Biography

My research consists in the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to investigate brain function. I develop new data acquisition and processing technologies to characterize the healthy and diseased brain, particularly in the context of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and stroke. This can be used for the discovery of imaging biomarkers for disease diagnosis and to predict future outcomes, as well as to monitor the effects of therapeutic interventions. For example, this includes the identification of brain areas and brain states most vulnerable to epileptic seizures, or the characterization of functionality affected by a stroke that may then benefit from targeted treatments to optimize post-stroke recovery. On a more fundamental level, my research aims at better understanding how brain function and behaviour can be modulated by alterations in brain structure or by external brain stimulation.

Research

Areas of Research

Brain Stimulation
Epilepsy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neuroimaging
Stroke
Activities

My research consists in the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to investigate brain function. I develop new data acquisition and processing technologies to characterize the healthy and diseased brain, particularly in the context of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and stroke. This can be used for the discovery of imaging biomarkers for disease diagnosis and to predict future outcomes, as well as to monitor the effects of therapeutic interventions. For example, this includes the identification of brain areas and brain states most vulnerable to epileptic seizures, or the characterization of functionality affected by a stroke that may then benefit from targeted treatments to optimize post-stroke recovery. On a more fundamental level, my research aims at better understanding how brain function and behaviour can be modulated by alterations in brain structure or by external brain stimulation.

Projects

Functional MRI acquisition and processing

Simultaneous EEG-fMRI in epilepsy