Core Members

Dr. Brian Blakley, University of Manitoba

BLAKLEY, Brian, Professor
Home Dept: Otolaryngology
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RESEARCH:   Otology, Ear, Hearing, Otolaryngology, Vestibular

 Dr. Rasit Eskicioglu, University of Manitoba
Home Dept.:Computer Science & ECE


RESEARCH:  Computer systems; Systems software; Operating systems; Distributed, cluster and grid computing; High speed network interconnects, Mobile networks, and Pervasive computing. I am currently looking at wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and their applications to real world problems.

FIGLEY, Chase, Assistant Professor
Home Dept: Radiology
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WEBSITE:       Figley NeuroImaging Lab

RESEARCH:   Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI); functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI); Image Processing; Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM); Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF); Neurometabolism

FRANCA, Rodrigo, Assistant Professor
Home Dept: Restorative Dentistry
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RESEARCH:   Biomaterials, Dental Biomaterials, nano-surface characterization, biocompatibility.

GOERTZEN, Andrew, PET/CT Program Coordinator
Home Dept: Radiology
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WEBSITE: Biomedical Imaging Research Group

RESEARCH: Positron emission tomography (PET), Multimodality imaging including PET/MRI and PET/CT, Instrumentation for nuclear medicine imaging

Dr. Kathleen Gough, University of Manitoba

GOUGH, Kathleen
Home Dept: Chemistry
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RESEARCH:   Spectrochemical imaging of tissues with infrared and Raman spectroscopy, Alzheimer Disease, fungi, fungal infection of grain, stressed tendon, inflammation, wound healing.

Ji Hyun Ko , Ph.D., Dept. of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba

KO, Ji Hyun, Assistant Professor
Home Dept: Human Anatomy and Cell Science

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Brian Lithgow, University of Manitoba

LITHGOW, Brian, Adjunct Professor
Home Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering 
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WEBSITE:        Neurodiagnostic Lab

RESEARCH:    Vestibular system, Neurological disorders


Dr. Song Liu, University of Manitoba
LIU, Song, Associate Professor
Home Dept: Biosystems Engineering/Medical Microbiology
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RESEARCH: 1) Development of novel surface engineering techniques for chemically inert semicrystalline polymers, 2) Development of new biocompatible and biocidal materials,  and 3) Micro- and nano-encapsulation of bioactive agents for their targeted and controlled delivery

SPECIALTY: Synthesis of broad-spectrum biocides and study of the mode of action of those biocides

Dr. Joe LoVetri, University of Manitoba

LoVETRI, Joe, Professor
Home Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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WEBSITE: Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory

RESEARCH: Computational Electromagnetics, Microwave Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Electromagnetic Compatibility

LUO, Yunhua, Associate Professor
Home Dept: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
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RESEARCH:  Computational Biomechanics, brain injury analysis and protection, assessment of fracture risk related to osteoporosis, implant analysis and design

Dr. Donald Miller
MILLER, Donald, Professor
Home Dept.:   Pharmacology & Therapeutics


RESEARCH:   Neuropharmacology; blood-brain barrier function; drug delivery

MOUSSAVI, Zahra, Professor
Home Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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WEBSITE:       Biomedical Instrumentation & Signal Analysis Lab

RESEARCH:   Respiratory and swallowing sounds analysis, sleep apnea, Alzheimer diesease early diagnosis and treatement, Balance and Postural Control, Development of Assistive Aid Technologies, Electromyographic study of skeletal muscles, Telemedicine

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER:  Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) 2019


PISTORIUS, Stephen, Professor
Home Dept: Physics and Astronomy 
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RESEARCH:   Biomedical Imaging, Patient and Organ Motion, Treatment Simulation, Radiation Therapy Treatment Optimization, Image Processing and Reconstruction

SHERIF, Sherif, Associate Professor
Home Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
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RESEARCH:   Biophotonics, Optical coherence tomography (OCT), Optical & fluorescence microscopy, Tissue optics, Integrated computational imaging, Digital image restoration, Statistical signal processing, Laser spectroscopy

Dr. Bertram Unger, University of Manitoba

UNGER, Bertram, CLSF Research Director
Home Dept: Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat)
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WEBSITE:       Laboratory for Surgical Modeling, Simulation and Robotics

RESEARCH:   Robotics, Haptics, Medical and Surgical Simulation, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Rapid-Prototyping, Critical Care Medicine