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!

New MSc student (Kevin Solar) has joined the lab

There are several new faces up on the 7th floor in our Core NeuroImaging Lab, and I am pleased to announce that one of those belongs to a new Master’s student – Kevin Solar.

Kevin has entered through the Physiology & Pathophysiology Graduate Program, and will be co-supervised by Dr. Jennifer Kornelsen and myself.  To find out more about Kevin, please feel free to visit the People page.

Welcome Kevin!

The NeuroImaging Core Lab is finally complete.

After a year of planning and renovations, I am very pleased to announce that the NeuroImaging Core Lab is finally complete.  We are now ready to move everyone together in our beautiful new space (which I am also happy to announce has been equipped with a fancy new coffee maker)!

New Grad Students in Winnipeg

I am very glad to announce two very important new additions to the lab!

Sohail and Shatil have joined me as MSc students through the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program.  I am happy to report that they have arrived safely and seem to be settling well into their course-work, research projects and life in Winnipeg — although they have yet to experience their first Canadian winter 😉

If you are interested, please check out the People page for their bios.