Adjunct Members

Dr. Benedict Albensi, University of Manitoba

ALBENSI, Benedict, Associate Professor

Home Dept: Pharmacology & Therapeutics

WEBSITE:      Laboratory of Synaptic Plasticity and Cellular Memory Dysfunction

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Biological basis of memory, Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, Traumatic brain injury, Stroke, Aging, Neonatal brain injury, Electrophysiology, MRI, Behavioral tests for memory, Molecular neuroscience, Calcium overload in CNS disease; NF-kB signaling, Hippocampal function, Clinical trials research


Dr. Julien Arino, University of Manitoba

ARINO, Julien, Professor

Home Dept: Mathematics


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Mathematical population dynamics, epidemiology, population movement, mathematical biology


Dr. Idris Elbakri

ELBAKRI, Idris, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Radiology


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Computed tomography, imaging physics modeling, breast imaging, pediatric imaging and dosimetry

Dr. Cheryl Glazbrook

GLAZEBROOK, Cheryl, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Kinesiology & Recreation Management

WEBSITE:      Perceptual Motor Behaviour Lab

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Multisensory-motor integration in the typically developing population; Sensorimotor integration in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder; Assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological disorders

Dr. Pourang Irani, University of Manitoba

IRANI, Pourang, Associate Professor

Home Dept: Computer Science


RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Human-computer interaction, ubiquitous analytics, mobile user interfaces, data visualization


Dr. Mohammad Jafari Jozani, Dept. of Statistics, University of Manitoba

JAFARI JOZANI, Mohammad, Associate Professor
Home Dept: Statistics  


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Bayesian methods, nonparametric statistics, Statistical Learning, small area estimation, statistical decision theory, statistical modeling and computation for complex data, ranked set sampling, measurement error, Wind Energy.


KELLY, Debbie, Associate Professor

Home Dept: Psychology


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Spatial Cognition, Aging, Comparative Cognition


Dr. Jiming Kong, Human Anatomy & Cell Science

KONG, Jiming, Professor

Human Anatomy and Cell Science


RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Stroke, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Schizophrenia

Dr. Edwin Kroeger

KROEGER, Edwin, Professor

Home Dept:  Physiology


RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Control of tone in smooth muscle

Dr. Hagar Labouta, College of Pharmacy

LABOUTA, Hagar, Assistant Professor

Home Dept.:   College of Pharmacy


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Nanomedicine, Nanotherapeutics, Nanodiagnostics, Drug Delivery, Drug Targeting, Nanotoxicology, Transport of Nanoparticles through Biological Barriers, Cell Interactions of Nanoparticles.


Dr. David Levin, Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba

LEVIN, David B., Associate Professor

Home Dept: Dept. of Biosystems Engineering  


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Biorefining -- expertise in molecular biology, genome sciences (genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics), and biofuels (ethanol and hydrogen). Professor Levin leads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on “bioengineering for biofuels and bioproducts”.


Dr. Francis Lin

LIN, Francis, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Physics and Astronomy

WEBSITE:       Immunotrafficking Lab

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Microfluidic devices for biological and medical applications; mechanisms of cell migration, chemotaxis and electrotaxis using experimental and modeling approaches; tissue engineering


Dr. Pooneh Maghoul

MAGHOUL, Pooneh, Assistant Professor

Home Dept.:  Civil Engineering 


RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Analytical and numerical modeling of the multiphase porous media under thermal, quasi-static and dynamic loadings, using a coupled FEM/BEM technique


Dr. Arkady Major

MAJOR, Arkady, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering

WEBSITE:      Biomedical Photonics

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Biophotonics and Photonics; Development of novel techniques in nonlinear laser microscopy for label-free chemically specific imaging of live cells, biological structures and processes; Design and development of advanced laser sources for biomedical and spectroscopic applications ranging from UV to THz


MANSOURI, Behzad, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Internal Medicine


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Concussion, human and artificial vision and virtual reality, rTMS, fMRI, amblyopia, optic neuritis, dementia.

Dr. Kant Matsuda, Pathology, University of Manitoba

MATSUDA, Kant, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Pathology


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  “Radiology-Pathology correlation”. With a unique background in radiology, pathology and molecular biology, his goal is to bridge the gap between imaging science and molecular biology through pathology correlation.

Dr. Boyd McCurdy

McCURDY, Boyd, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Physics and Astronomy


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Patient treatment verification, multi-objective optimization for treatment planning, magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging

Dr. Bob McLeod

McLEOD, Bob, Professor

Home Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Agent Based Modeling with an Emphasis on Public Health Issues

MILLIKIN, Colleen, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Clinical Health Psychology


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Differential diagnosis of dementia, nonpharmacological treatment for dementia

NG, Marcus, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Neurology


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Electroencephalographic functional connectivity changes in the sleep of persons with epilepsy, seizures, REM sleep, status epilepticus

Dr. Derek Oliver

OLIVER, Derek, Professor

Home Dept:  Electrical and Computer Engineering

                     Manitoba Institute for Materials:

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Mixed-frequency stimulus protocols for enhanced suppression of seizure-like electrical activity, materials for interfacing neural and artificial networks

Dr. Steven Passmore

PASSMORE, Steven, Assistant Professor & Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship

Home Dept: School of Medical Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine

WEBSITE:        Perceptual Motor Behaviour Laboratory

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Perceptual motor learning, tactile learning, chiropractic, performance-based outcome measures

Dr. Stephaie Portet

PORTET, Stephanie, Assocate Professor

Home Dept: Mathematics


RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Mathematical Biology, Self-organization models, Cytoskeleton

Dr. Jacquie Ripat

RIPAT, Jacquie, Associate Professor
Home Dept: Occupational Therapy


RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Assistive technology, Accessibility, Universal design, Inclusive design, Rehabilitation, Occupational therapy, Client-centred practice

Dr. Demitre Serletis, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS, FACS, University of Manitoba 

SERLETIS, Demitre, Bsc., MD., PhD., FRCSC, FAANS
Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Neurosurgery


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Epilepsy Neursurgery, neural networks, and computationally-based research interests in the neurosciences, including studying the value of virtual reality-based methods for educational and clinical purposes


Dr. Cyrus Shafai

SHAFAI, Cyrus, Professor

Home Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering


RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Microsensors, biological sensors


STECINA, Katinka, Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Physiology and Pathophysiology

LAB: Electrophysiology lab for neuronal network studies


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Spinal neuronal networks, brain-spinal cord interactions in motor control, descending control of movements, sensory-motor integration


 Dr. Adrian West

WEST, Adrian, Assistant Professor
Home Dept: Physiology


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cellular mechanics, respiratory mechanics, respiratory diseases

Dr. Urs Wyss

WYSS, Urs, Professor
Home Dept: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

WEBSITE:        Orthopaedic Innovation Centre - Concordia Hip and Knee Institute

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Design and manufacturing of artificial joints, Orthopaedic biomechanics, Analysis of retrieved artificial joints and tissue, Human motion analysis

 Dr. Azadeh Yadollahi

YADOLLAHI, Azadeh, Scientist

Home Dept: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, University of Toronto


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Biomedical signal processing, sleep apnea, asthma.

YI, Ann (Man), Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Pediatrics and Child Health

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Different oxygen tension on differentiation and proliferation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from human umbilical cord tissue; Mechanism of neonatal chronic lung injury induced by oxygen exposure.

Frederick A. Zeiler BSc, MD, PhD, CIP, FRCSC, Rudy Falk Clinician-Scientist Professor, Director of Neurosurgery Research, Assistant Prof

ZEILER, Frederick A., Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Section of Neurosurgery, Dept. of Surgery 


RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Cranial Neurotrauma, Neurocritical Care, Multi-modal invasive/non-invasive cranial physiologic monitoring, cerebrovascular reactivity, signal analysis, time-series statistical methodologies, big data