Congratulations to Sohail on the acceptance of his paper in the Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering

Congratulations to Sohail, whose recent submission to the The Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering has been accepted. The paper represents the first (and largest) half of Sohail’s MSc thesis work and is entitled “Development, Implementation and Validation of an Automatic Centerline Extraction Algorithm for Complex 3D Objects”. It is already available online ahead of print, and should be released soon as part of an upcoming special issue in the journal. Great job Sohail!

Congratulations to Shatil on the publication of his recent paper in Frontiers in Medicine!

Congratulations to Shatil and the rest of the team on the acceptance of our most recent paper in Frontiers in Medicine. The paper represents the second half of Shatil’s MSc thesis work and is entitled “Quantitative Ex Vivo MRI Changes due to Progressive Formalin Fixation in Whole Human Brain Specimens: Longitudinal Characterization of Diffusion, Relaxometry, and Myelin Water Fraction Measurements at 3T”. Congratulations Shatil!

Congratulations to Nasir on the acceptance of his recent submission to NMR In Biomedicine

Congratulations to Nasir and the rest of the team on the acceptance of our most recent paper in NMR in Biomedicine. The paper, which is now available online (ahead of print), is entitled “Can T1w/T2w ratio be used as a myelin-specific measure in subcortical structures? Comparisons between FSE-based T1w/T2w ratios, GRASE-based T1w/T2w ratios, and multi-echo GRASE-based myelin water fractions”. Nice work Nasir!

Well, it is finally official: Tiffany has been awarded a NSERC CGS PhD Scholarship! Way to go Tiffany!

Although Tiffany, Jenifer and I have known about this all summer, we were asked not to publicly disclose anything until NSERC released their official 2017 Scholarships and Fellowships Competition Results (which finally happened this morning and can be found here for anyone who might be interested). Therefore, after bottling this up for months, I would like to congratulate Tiffany for being awarded one of the ultra-competitive 3-year Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships. Well done Tiffany…very well deserved!

Congratulations to Teresa and the rest of the team on the publication of their latest Frontiers paper

Our latest functionally-defined white matter atlas paper has just been published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (and in only a few days, has already been viewed over 850 times!). Way to go team! If anyone would like to download the article, it is freely available at: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00306/full.

An interesting application of our white matter atlases just accepted in Multiple Sclerosis Journal

A project lead by Dr. Richard Aviv and his group in Toronto (that we were collaborating on) has just been accepted for publication in Multiple Sclerosis Journal. It compares DCE perfusion imaging measures to white matter integrity and lesion volume throughout large-scale, functionally-defined brain networks (using our UManitoba-JHU Functionally-Defined White Matter Atlases). If you’d like to know more, feel free to check out the OnlineFirst version of the paper here.

NSERC Discovery Grant and MS Society Grants Awarded!

I am ecstatic to announce an inflow of grant funding!   We were successful in the last rounds of the NSERC Discovery Grant Competition, as well as the MS Society of Canada Operating Grants Competition.  We are very grateful for this funding, as it will help to ensure that we are able to continue doing our research for the next several years!

New Staff Scientist (Dr. Nasir Uddin) Has Joined the Lab

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to the newest member of the lab – Dr. Nasir Uddin – who has joined us as the new Staff Scientist and Brain Canada Platform Grant Coordinator.
Nasir and his family relocated from Edmonton, where he completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta (focusing on advanced white matter imaging methods and their application to Multiple Sclerosis).  To learn more about him, please check out his profile on the People page.
We are very excited to have him on board.  Welcome Nasir!