Adjunct Members

Dr. Benedict Albensi, University of Manitoba

ALBENSI, Benedict
Associate Professor

Home Dept: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
BAlbensi@sbrc.ca

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. Ahmed Bilal Ashraf, University of Manitoba 

ASHRAF, Ahmed
Assistant Professor

Home Dept:  Electrical & Computer Engineering
Ahmed.Ashraf@umanitoba.ca    

WEBSITE:      http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~ashrafa/    

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning for Biomedical Imaging, Computer Vision, Robotics

Dr. Ahmed Byagowi 

BYAGOWI, Ahmad
Adjunct Professor (External)

Home Dept:  Biomedical Engineering

 

CHOUKOU, Mohamed-Amine
Assistant Professor

Home Dept.:  Occupational Therapy
amine.choukou@umanitoba.ca  

WEBSITE:   http://umanitoba.ca/rehabsciences/choukou-amine.html

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Smart technology, independence, and quality of life
  • Development of immersive simulators for visuomotor skills training
  • Development and use of activity monitoring systems (wearables and non-wearables)
  • Assistive technology and social participation
  • Innovation and technology implementation
Dr. Cheryl Glazbrook

GLAZEBROOK, Cheryl
Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Kinesiology & Recreation Management
Cheryl.Glazebrook@umanitoba.ca

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
irani@cs.umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:       http://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/~irani/

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
M_Jafari_Jozani@umanitoba.ca  

WEBSITE:  https://www.umanitoba.ca/statistics/people/jafari_jozani/

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
debbie_kelly@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:  http://wwwapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/psychology/bio/index.php?bioid=58&page=2  

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Spatial Cognition, Aging, Comparative Cognition

Dr. Jiming Kong, Human Anatomy & Cell Science

KONG, Jiming
Professor

Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Jiming.Kong@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:       http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~kongj/

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Stroke, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Schizophrenia

Dr. Hagar Labouta, College of Pharmacy

LABOUTA, Hagar
Assistant Professor

Home Dept.:   College of Pharmacy
Hagar.Labouta@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/pharmacy/staff/labouta.html

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
david.levin@umanitoba.ca  

WEBSITE:   https://engadvisorsprofiles.cc.umanitoba.ca/user/david_levin/  

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
flin@physics.umanitoba.ca

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
Pooneh.Maghoul@umanitoba.ca 

WEBSITE:       https://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~maghoulp/

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

MANSOURI, Behzad
Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Internal Medicine
bmansouri@vgh.mb.ca

WEBSITE:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/intmed/about/Mansouri.html   

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

Dr. Melanie Martin, University of Manitoba

MARTIN, Melanie
Associate Professor

m.martin@uwinnipeg.ca

Home Dept:

  • Assoc. Prof. of Physics, Univ. of Winnipeg
  • Assoc. Prof. of Radiology, Univ. of Manitoba
  • Director, Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Centre

WEBSITE:     

RESEARCH:  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI technique development, MRI applications to neurological disorders

Dr. Boyd McCurdy

McCURDY, Boyd
Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Physics and Astronomy
boyd.mccurdy@cancercare.mb.ca

WEBSITE:   http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/science/people/faculty_pages/McCurdy.html 

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

NG, Marcus
Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Neurology
mng2@hsc.mb.ca

WEBSITE:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/intmed/about/mng.html 

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

Dr. Alcyr Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre

OLIVEIRA, Alcyr
Professor

Home University:  (BRAZIL):  Federal University of Health Science of Porto Alegre
Home Dept:            Dept. of Psychology
alcyr@ufcspa.edu.br

WEBSITE:    https://www.ufcspa.edu.br/index.php/paginas-de-professores/6103-alcyr-alves-de-oliveira-phd

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Experimental studies in animal behavior and neuraltranplantation and repair to cognition and virtual reality applications for neural rehabilitation. The main focus of his research is the development of intervention to rehabilitation and maintenance of physical, behavioral and cognitive aspects of human development.

Dr. Melanie Martin, University of Manitoba 

SALIMI, Elham
Assistant Professor

Home Dept:  Electrical & Computer Engineering
Elham.Salimi@umanitoba.ca 

WEBSITE:  Biosensors Research Lab: http://biosensorslab.ca/

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Biosensors, Microfluidic sensors for medical applications, Dielectric study of biological systems, RF and microwave on Microfluidics, Paper-based microfluidics

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

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

Home Dept: Neurosurgery
Demitre.Serletis@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:  http://chrim.ca/researcher/demitre-serletis/   

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
Cyrus.Shafai@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:       http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~shafaic/Cyrus_Shafai/index.html

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Microsensors, biological sensors

STECINA, Katinka
Assistant Professor

Home Dept: Physiology and Pathophysiology
Katinka.Stecina@umanitoba.ca

LAB: Electrophysiology lab for neuronal network studies

WEBSITE:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/physiology/contacts/Stecina.html  

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

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
Frederick.Zeiler@umanitoba.ca 

WEBSITE:  

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