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Corey Baron

Corey Baron

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: MRI, diffusion MRI, ultra high field MRI, quantitative MRI
o. RRI 1240A
t. 519-931-5777 x24420
cbaron@robarts.ca

Robert Bartha

Robert Bartha

Professor & Robarts Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: MR In-Vivo Proton Spectroscopy, MR In-Vivo Sodium Imaging
o. RRI 1250E
t. 519.931.5777 x24039
rbartha@robarts.ca
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Ian Cunningham

Ian Cunningham

Professor/Robarts Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: Research Areas: Coherent scatter computed tomography, early detection of kidney stones, dual energy computed tomography
o. RRI 1254A
t. 519.931.5777 x25757
icunningham@robarts.ca
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Mamadou Diop

Mamadou Diop

Assistant Professor

o. MSB 405
t. 519.661.2111 x. 80284
mdiop@uwo.ca
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Maria Drangova

Maria Drangova

Professor/Robarts Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: cardiovascular imaging, using MRI and CT, cardiovascular image guided intervention and device development, motion characterization and correction in MRI, developments and applications of cardiovascular micro-imaging
Teaching: MBP 4475A/BIOPHYS 9515A: Medical Imaging
o. RRI 1232G
t. 519.931.5777 x24064
mdrangova@robarts.ca
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Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Microcirculation & Cellular Biophysics (Vascular Biology)
Teaching: MBP 3507G: Analysis of Oxygen Transport in Biological Systems
o. MSB 404
t. 519.661.2111 x83100
cgellis@uwo.ca
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Aaron Fenster

Aaron Fenster

Professor/Robarts Scientist/Director of Imaging Research Laboratories, Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging

Research Interests / Specializations: Image guided prostate cancer therapy, carotid atherosclerosis, MRI, 3D carotid ultrasound imaging
o. RRI 1232J
t. 519.931.5777 x25708
afenster@robarts.ca
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Paula Foster

Paula Foster

Professor/Robarts Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: Cellular imaging using iron-labeled cells and MRI, imaging tissue inflammation, traumatic spinal cord injury, tissue histology
o. RRI 1200B
t. 519.931.5777 x24040
pfoster@robarts.ca
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Jefferson Frisbee

Jefferson Frisbee

Professor and Department Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Cardio- and cerebrovascular disease risk, perfusion in vascular networks, mechanisms of vascular protection, integrated control systems
o. MSB 407B
t. 519.661.2111 x86552
e. jfrisbee@uwo.ca
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Neil Gelman

Neil Gelman

Associate Professor/LHRI Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: Development of an MRI Phantom of the Neonatal Brain, Value of Quantitative MRI Measures of White Matter Injury for Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Preterm Infants
Teaching: MBP 3505F: Mathematical Transform Applications in Medical Biophysics
o. SJHC E5-117
t. 519.646.6100 x64279
ngelman@lawsonimaging.ca
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Dan Goldman

Dan Goldman

Associate Professor (On Sabbatical Leave July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

Research Interests / Specializations: Experiment-based computational modeling of microcirculatory hemodynamics, mass transport, and blood flow regulation
Teaching: MBP 4535A/BIOPHYS 9510A: Hemodynamics
o. HSA21
t. 519.661.2111 x80213
dgoldma2@uwo.ca
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David Holdsworth

David Holdsworth

Professor/Robarts Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: Radiation dose computations (3D), radiation dosimetry (3D), Optical CT imaging, megavoltage CT imaging, tomotherapy, radiation sources for brachytherapy, radiation-induced DNA damage and repair
Teaching: MBP 4475A/BIOPHYS 9515A: Medical Imaging
o. RRI 1254C
t. 519.931.5777 x24154
dholdsworth@robarts.ca
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Dwayne Jackson

Dwayne Jackson

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair

Research Interests / Specializations: Role of sympathetic nervous system in modification of cellular and molecular responses in microvessels. Short-term and long-term role of sympathetic signalling in microvessel modulation, angiogenesis, cellular mitogenesis, cellular morphology and cell trafficking
Teaching: MBP 3501A/BIOPHYS 9501A: Biophysics of Transport Systems
o. MSB 404
t. 519.661.2111 x82815
Dwayne.Jackson@schulich.uwo.ca
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Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Development of image processing and analysis tools for neurological disorders; neurosurgical planning and guidance software and hardware; advanced MRI using quantitative mapping, diffusion modeling, and ultra-high field strengths (7T, 9.4T)
Teaching: MBP 9704A: Problem Discovery and Solving
o. RRI 1240A
t. 519.931.5777 x24280
alik@robarts.ca
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James Lacefield

James Lacefield

Professor - Joint Appointment with Electrical & Computer Engineering, Director of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests / Specializations: Small animal imaging using high-frequency ultrasound, modeling of ultrasonic wavefront distortion and focus compensation applications of ultrasound to cardiology and oncology
Teaching: MBP 3503G: Fundamentals of Digital Imaging, MBP 4455B: Biological Control Systems, MBP 4475A/BIOPHYS 9515A: Introduction to Medical Imaging
o. RRI 5238
t. 519.931.5777 x24171
jlacefie@uwo.ca
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Hanif Ladak

Hanif Ladak

Professor - Joint Appointment with Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Interests / Specializations: Development of interactive computer-based simulators for surgical training and outcome prediction with applications to the ear, nose and throat
Teaching: MBP 4445A: Digital Image Processing, BIOPHYS 9509A: Intro to Digital Image Processing
o. MSB 403
t. 519.661.2111 x86551
hladak@uwo.ca
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Greg Marsh

Greg Marsh

Associate Professor - Joint Appointment with Kinesiology

Research Interests / Specializations: Control of Oxidative Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle, Muscle Sarcopenia in Aging, Bone Geometry and Osteopenia, Application of MRI and MRS in Exercise Physiology
Teaching: MBP 3503G: Fundamentals of Digital Imaging
o. 3M Ctr 2225C1
t. 519.661.2111 x83408
gdmarsh@uwo.ca
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John McGuire

John McGuire

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Translational, Cardiovascular Sciences
o. MSB 412
t. 519.661.2111 ext. 86259
jmcgui6@uwo.ca

Charles McKenzie

Charles McKenzie

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Parallel Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Interests / Specializations: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of pregnancy: development of coil arrays, pulse sequences and image reconstructions; correction of motion; Metabolic MRI of the fetus and placenta
Teaching: BIOPHYS 9650A: Concepts of MRI
o. NSC 9A
t. 519.661.2111 x85686
cmcken@uwo.ca
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Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon

Professor/Robarts Scientist/Canada Research Chair in Functional and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests / Specializations: Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), design of sophisticated Radio Frequency hardware to better utilize these ultra-high field magnets
o. RRI 1250H
t. 519.931.5777 x24148
rmenon@robarts.ca
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Grace Parraga

Grace Parraga

Professor/Robarts Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, respiratory system imaging
o. RRI 2234
t. 519.931.5777 x25265
gparraga@robarts.ca
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Terry Peters

Terry Peters

Professor/Robarts Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: Image-guided surgery; 3-D visualization, non-linear image warping, instrument tracking, multi-modality image registration, brain imaging, cardiac imaging, stereoscopic visualization, virtual reality
o. RRI 1232L
t. 519.931.5777 x24159
tpeters@robarts.ca
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John Ronald

John Ronald

Assistant Professor/Robarts Scientist

o. RRI 2241A
t. 519.931.5777
jronald2@uwo.ca
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Abbas Samani

Abbas Samani

Professor - Joint Appointment with Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Interests / Specializations: Soft tissue modeling, magnetic resonance elastography, electrical impedance tomography, medical image registration, imaging of myocardial biomechanical parameters.
Teaching: MBP 3330F/BIOPHYS 9513A: Human & Animal Biomechanics, BIOPHYS 9519B: Advanced Image Processing and Analysis
o. MSB 402
t. 519.661.2111 x82723
asamani@uwo.ca
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Tim Scholl/Robarts Scientist

Tim Scholl/Robarts Scientist

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Hyperpolarized probes for metabolic imaging such as for characterizing and staging a tumor, and early stage treatment
Teaching: MBP 3503G: Fundamentals of Digital Imaging
o. RRI 2241B
t. 519.931.5777 x20019
scholl@uwo.ca
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Krishna Singh

Krishna Singh

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Cardiovascular Sciences
o. MSB 414
t. 519.661.2111 ext. 85683
krishna.singh@uwo.ca

Keith St. Lawrence

Keith St. Lawrence

Professor/LHRI Scientist

Research Interests / Specializations: Functional imaging, biomedical optics, magnetic resonance imaging
Teaching: MBP 3505F: Mathematical Transform Applications in Medical Biophysics, MBP 4475A/BIOPHYS 9515A: Medical Imaging
o. SJHC-LRI E4-140
t. 519.646.6100 x65737
kstlaw@lawsonimaging.ca
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Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward

Associate Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Image Segmentation, Registration, Cancer Imaging, Image-Guided Diagnosis and Therapy
Teaching: MBP 3503G: Fundamentals of Digital Imaging, BIOPHYS 9519B: Advanced Image Processing and Analysis, BIOPHYS 9674B: Pedagogy in Biophysics
o. LHSC-VH A1-119B (LRCP)
t. 519.685.8600 x56846
aaron.ward@uwo.ca
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