J. Luis Lujan, PhD

Departments of Neurologic Surgery and Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

J. Luis Luján earned the B.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering from the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he focused on the development of neuroprosthetic strategies for restoring hand function following spinal cord injury. Dr. Luján completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, where he focused on studying the effects of deep brain stimulation by developing computational models of electrical stimulation of neural tissue. In 2012, Dr. Luján joined the faculty at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota, as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurologic Surgery and Physiology & Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Luján is currently the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and one of the co-directors of the Mayo Clinic Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program. Dr. Luján’s research is aimed at studying and modulating brain activity to restore function lost to neural injury and disease by taking advantage of engineering, mathematical, and computational principles and techniques.