Lukas Kunz, MD, PhD

Lukas Kunz, MD, PhD

Cognitive neuroscientist

Columbia University, New York, USA


I am a cognitive neuroscientist at Columbia University in the City of New York. My research focuses on the neurobiological foundations of spatial navigation and memory in humans. To unravel the neural key mechanisms underlying these functions, I employ cutting-edge research methods including single-neuron recordings, intracranial EEG, and functional MRI.


  • Spatial navigation
  • Memory
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Single-neuron recordings
  • Intracranial EEG
  • Functional and structural MRI


  • Dr. rer. nat., 2022

    University of Freiburg

  • Dr. med., 2017

    University of Bonn

  • Human medicine (state examination), 2017

    University of Bonn

  • Philosophy and German Studies (BA), 2018

    University of Bonn

Selected publications


  • New York, New York 10027