Leonardo Bonilha

Medical University of South Carolina

I am a neurologist and clinical researcher. As a neurologist, I work with neurophysiology, epilepsy, language problems and stroke. I am a member of the Epilepsy, Behavioral Neurology and Stroke Divisions in my Department. As a scientist, my research focuses on understanding structural and functional network adaptations to brain injury, particularly regarding language impairments (aphasia) after stroke and its recovery. I also study neuronal networks associated with epilepsy and its response to treatment.
Structural and functional MRI are the main research tools used in my lab, but we also work heavily with neurophysiology (scalp and intracranial EEG) as well as behavioral language treatments for language.
One of the most gratifying aspects of my job is to work with students and post-docs. I am fortunate to lead a tremendous group of talented individuals, and I am always learning from all of them.