Dr. Melanie Martin
Dr. Melanie Martin
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba
Department of Physics, University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Research Focus:

As a physicist specializing in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), I am developing a non-invasive empirical method to diagnose Alzheimer's Disease and other nervous system disorders in their earliest stages.  I am also using MRI to follow the effectiveness of treatment regimes over the course of time.  (The image below the sort of imaging the group does.)

Beta-Amyloid Plaques Visualized In Vivo Without the Use of Contrast Agents. An axial section from a 3D T2*-weighted image of a transgenic mouse is shown in Figure a. Plaques are shown with arrows. The histological section is shown in Figure b. Figures c and d show a magnified version of a portion of the MRI and histological section respectively. Figure e shows a magnified version of the raw, unsmoothed MRI showing the location of the two punctate hypointense areas seen in Figure c.

Publications: PubMed



Dr. Melanie Martin
Area of research:  MRI & Alzheimer's Disease