Luis Concha, PhD

Associate Professor
National Autonomous University of Mexico

Dr. Luis Concha is a researcher interested in using quantitative MRI, particularly (but not limited to) diffusion-weighted MRI, for the study of neurological disorders, with special interest in epilepsy. Along with the great people in his lab, Dr. Concha tries to understand what causes specific brain lesions to be epileptogenic, how this process evolves over time, and how it affects cognitive abilities. Some of these questions can be addressed in clinical research, but when it is not possible, we turn to animal models, where we have more control, and are able to use other methods on top of MRI. So much work on the temporal lobe has piqued Dr. Concha’s interest in how the auditory cortices make sense of acoustic stimuli that vary over time, a topic we have investigated using functional MRI. Dr. Concha joined the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2010 and started the Brain Connectivity Laboratory in 2012. The type of work that he most enjoys is multidisciplinary by nature—he has the fortune of having great collaborators.