Thomas Tourdias was qualified as an MD specialist in radiology and medical imaging in 2008. In parallel, he moved to a research curriculum, was awarded a master's degree in neurosciences in 2007, and obtained a PhD in neurosciences in 2011 from UB. After being a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University in the "ultra-high-field" research group of the radiological science laboratory in 2012-2013, he obtained accreditation to head research projects in 2015. He was hired as a full professor at UB in 2016. He is currently the head of the neuroimaging department of Bordeaux University Hospital .
Thanks to his complementary training in medicine and neuroimaging, fundamental neuroscience, and MR physics, he is running strong translational research to tackle the substrate of cognitive impairment associated with stroke or multiple sclerosis. He is leading such a translational pathophysiological research within the team "glia-neuron interaction" at the Neurocentre Magendie (ranked "outstanding" at the last HCERES evaluation). He is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and four book chapters, and managed for a total funding amount ~2.5M€ since 2014.