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Qian Jessie Luo, PhD

CURRENT POSITION

Assistant Research Professor
Director of MEG Center

Department of Neurosurgery
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Postdocotoral (03/2004 – 6/2011)

Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH)
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Ph. D. (07/2003), Cognitive Neuroscience
National Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, China.

Master (04/2000) Applied Linguistics, Northwest Polytechnical University, China.

Bachelor (07/1997), English Linguistics and Literature, Southwest University, China.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Brain imaging research involving Magnetoencephalography and functional MRI
Methodological

  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG) data analysis methodology, esp. MEG source analysis techniques
  • Design optimization for MEG experiments
  • Comparison of brain signals obtained from different imaging techniques, eg. MEG and BOLD fMRI
  • Comparison of brain oscillatory responses compared across different frequency bands

Research/clinical

  • Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) using multiple imaging techniques (MEG and fMRI, PET)
  • Brain connectivity revealed by MEG (part of  Human Connectome project)
  • MEG technology applied to brain pre-surgical planning
  • MEG applied to investigating plastic brain change following stroke
  • MEG applied to Imaging Genetics

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