Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering


1096 BIRB
2360 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2108


(734) 763-9254

Primary Website

Functional MRI Lab


  • 1994-1998: Ph.D.in Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Craig A. Branch, Doctoral Dissertation: ” Validity of the Steady Sate Model for Arterial Spin Tagging Cerebral Perfusion Measurements”. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , NC
  • 1992-1994: M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1988-1992: B.S. in Applied Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on developing and integrating techniques for the study of brain function. Blood flow is an indicator of brain function and therefore a very valuable tool, not just for the clinician, but also for the neuroscientist and psychologist. Thus, I am interested in developing Magnetic Resonance Imaging methods to image and quantify cerebral blood flow accurately and efficiently. I am currently working on fast MRI acquisition techniques that will improve the quality of MRI-based blood flow measurements without the use of tracer injections.

I am also working on developing methods for non-invasive brain stimulation techniques. I have worked on the design and analysis of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) devices, and the development of focused ultrasound neuromodulation technology. 

A goal of my research is to bring these two areas together and develop a closed-loop feedback system of functional imaging and non-invasive neuromodulation. Such technology could be transformative for neuroscience research as well as treatment of mental health disorders.

Research Areas:

Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Imaging and Optics, Functional and Molecular Imaging

Additional Title(s)

  • Research Professor, Radiology