Dr. Julien Cohen-Adad


Dr. Cohen-Adad completed his PhD in 2008 at the University of Montreal and pursued a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the MGH Martinos Center at Harvard University. He is now associate professor at Polytechnique Montréal, director of the NeuroPoly Lab, associate director of the Neuroimaging Functional Unit at University of Montreal, member of the Mila – Quebec AI Institute, and a Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Dr. Cohen-Adad has a background in MR physics, medical image analysis and software development. His research focuses on the development of multi-parametric MRI techniques for quantifying microstructure in the brain and spinal cord. These developments include MRI coils, acquisition at ultra-high field (7 Tesla), quantitative techniques (diffusion imaging, magnetization transfer, functional MRI) and image processing software (multimodal registration, segmentation, motion correction). His lab has created and maintains multiple open-source software packages to process medical image data, including the Spinal Cord Toolbox. In collaboration with several international hospitals, he has been translating these advanced MRI techniques for studying patients with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Cohen-Adad also dedicates efforts in bringing the community together by organizing yearly workshops via the http://www.spinalcordmri.org platform.

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