Julien Cohen-Adad, Ph.D.

Dr. Cohen-Adad completed his PhD in 2008 at the University of Montreal and pursued with a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the MGH Martinos Center at Harvard University. He is now associate professor at Polytechnique Montreal, director of the Neuroimaging Research Laboratory at Polytechnique (NeuroPoly) and associate director of the Neuroimaging Functional Unit at University of Montreal. Dr. Cohen-Adad has a background in MR physics 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 the Spinal Cord Toolbox, which is the first comprehensive image processing software dedicated to the spinal cord (2000+ downloads). In collaboration with several international hospitals, he has been translating these advanced MRI techniques for studying patients with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. He has published over 85 articles, edited the first book on quantitative MRI of the spinal cord (Elsevier) and has organized several workshops at international conferences (OHBM, ISMRM).

Positions
- Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
- Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Director, NeuroPoly - Neuroimaging Research Laboratory at Polytechnique
- Associate Director, Unité de Neuroimagerie Fonctionnelle, CRIUGM, Université de Montréal

Member
- Biomedical Science and Technologies Research Centre
- Quebec Bio-Imaging Network
- Centre de Recherche en Électronique Radiofréquence
- Multidisciplinary SensoriMotor Rehabilitation Research Team
- Laboratoire d'Imagerie Fonctionnelle, INSERM, Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital, Paris, France

Address

Dept. Genie Electrique, L5610
Ecole Polytechnique
2900 Edouard-Montpetit Bld 
Montreal, QC, H3T 1J4, Canada 

Contact

jcohen "at" polymtl.ca

Curriculum Vitae

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