Dr. Alexandre Legros is a full time scientist in the Imaging Program at Lawson, where he is the director of Human Threshold Research Group and Testing Facility. He is also an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging within the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, and in the School of Kinesiology from within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University.
He received his PhD in Kinesiology in 2004 (University of Montpellier, France) and completed a first postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience studying the impact of Deep Brain electric Stimulation (DBS) on patients implanted with electrodes suffering from dystonic syndromes (Neurosurgical Unit, University of Montpellier, France). He started a second postdoctoral fellowship in the BEMS group at Lawson in 2005 before being recruited as a young scientist in September 2007.
Dr. Legros has expertise in the fields of neuroscience, kinesiology, biophysics, and he his currently promoting the use of mathematical neuroscience to study the interaction between time-varying magnetic fields and neuronal assemblies/networks.
Professional and Academic Experience
Imaging Scientist and Director of Human Threshold Research Group and Testing Facility - Lawson Health Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging and School of Kinesiology, Western University
Research Interest Area
His background mainly relates to the effects of specific electromagnetic stimuli (from DBS to power-frequency magnetic fields) on human brain processing, motor control and cognitive functions. Dr Legros is managing an international industrial and scientific collaborations through industry-partnered academic support from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
He has expertise in acquisition and analysis of brain electric and metabolic signals (EEG, fMRI), subtle movement quantification and characterization (e.g. physiological tremor, standing balance), cognitive performances quantification, physiological monitoring (cardiovascular parameters).