Institutions: McGill University, Lady Davis Research Institute, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Research interests: Post-stroke recovery and rehabilitation; Neuroimaging; Neuroplasticity
Using molecular imaging methods like positron emission tomography (PET), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Alexander Thiel’s research program seeks to understand the pathophysiology of post-stroke recovery. The clinical projects of his research aim at translating these findings into clinical applications. These studies employ non-invasive brain stimulation techniques like TMS or tDCS to facilitate language and motor recovery after stroke and improve motor function in Parkinson’s disease.