Welcome to Terry Peters' Group

At Western University's Robarts Research Institute we’ve made it our mission to accelerate medical discovery. Right now, our scientists are conducting basic and clinical research that will have an impact on many of today’s most devastating diseases. This remarkable science is driven by a common philosophy: to bring medical discoveries and new technologies faster to clinical trial, faster to market, and, ultimately, faster to you. 

Terry PetersDr. Terry Peters, Robarts Scientist; Professor Medical Imaging, Medical Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Peters' laboratory for Virtual Augmentation and Simulation for Surgery and Therapy (VASST Lab) is concerned with the development and validation of tools that allow surgeons to make efficient use of images, produced by sophisticated 3-D imaging systems, during surgical procedures. The objective of minimally-invasive neurosurgery is to resect or lesion the smallest volume of brain tissue, causing the least trauma to the patient while achieving the desired therapeutic result. more 

News and Events

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan C. Lau on a successful PhD defense

On April 9. 2019, Dr. Jonathan C. Lau defended his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. The VASST lab wishes Dr. Lau all the best in his future endeavors, and know that your brilliance will be greatly missed.

Welcome new summer student Taylor Sophie

On June 19. 2018, The VASST lab is warmly welcoming new summer student Taylor Sophie Anderson. Happy researching.

Congratulations to Dr. Uditha Jayarathne on a successful PhD defense

On Feb 26. 2018, Dr. Uditha Jayarathne his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. The VASST lab wishes Dr. Jayarathne all the best in his future endeavors, and know that your brilliance will be greatly missed.

Congratulations to Dr. Golafsoun Ameri on a successful PhD defense

On Feb 23. 2018, Dr. Golafsoun Ameri her PhD in Biomedical Engineering. The VASST lab wishes Dr. Ameri all the best in his future endeavors, and know that your brilliance will be greatly missed.

Congratulations to Dr. John Baxter on a successful PhD defense

On May 23. 2017, Dr. John Baxter defended his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. The VASST lab wishes Dr. Baxter all the best in his future endeavors, and know that your brilliance will be greatly missed.

BrainsCAN receives $66 million in investment

Western University's BrainCAN initiative has received $66 million dollars in investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) today, representing the largest grant in Western's history. BrainsCAN combines expertise from biomedical engineering, medical imaging, and cognitive neuroscience to understand neurological disorders including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and traumatic brain injury.