Giacomo Koch, MD, PhD

Giacomo Koch is a neurologist and neuroscientist leading the non-invasive brain stimulation lab at the Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome. The main goals of his research are to understand the mechanisms underlying cortical plasticity and cortical connectivity in the healthy human brain, in order to develop novel therapeutic approaches to promote recovery of neurological functions trough methods of non-invasive brain stimulation. Dr. Koch has a long-lasting experience in the field of clinical neurophysiology of cognitive functions. His main expertise is in the application of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), mainly used in combination with structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and with electroencephalography (EEG). In the last years his research has been oriented to clarifying the mechanisms of cortical plasticity in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and in testing new therapeutic approaches in people with dementia in phase II/III clinical trials.