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Dr. Benedict Albensi, University of Manitoba

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ALBENSI, Benedict*
Associate Professor

HOME DEPT:  Pharmacology & Therapeutics

EMAIL:   BAlbensi@sbrc.ca

WEBSITE:      Laboratory of Synaptic Plasticity and Cellular Memory Dysfunction

PUBLICATIONS:  https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/people/publications.html

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

* Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Neurobiology, https://link.springer.com/journal/12035

Dr. Ahmed Bilal Ashraf, University of Manitoba 

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ASHRAF, Ahmed
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Electrical & Computer Engineering

EMAIL:              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 

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BYAGOWI, Ahmad
Adjunct Professor (External)

HOME DEPT.:  Biomedical Engineering

 

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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. Saeid Ghavami, Asst Prof., Dept of Human Anatomy & Cell Sci., Univ. of Manitoba

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GHAVAMI, Saeid
Assistant Professor

  • The Children's Hospital Foundation University of Manitoba (CHRIM)
  • Research Institute of Hematology and Oncology (RIOH)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: College of Medicine

HOME DEPT:  Human Anatomy & Cell Science

EMAIL:  Saeid.Ghavami@umanitoba.ca 

WEBSITE:      https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/people/publications.html

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Developing new therapeutic approaches in lung cancer, cardiopulmonary diseases, and infection disease based on modification of apoptosis, autophagy, and unfolded protein response (UPR) pathway.

Dr. Cheryl Glazbrook

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GLAZEBROOK, Cheryl
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:  Kinesiology & Recreation Management

EMAIL:  Cheryl.Glazebrook@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:      Perceptual Motor Behaviour Lab

PUBLICATIONS:  https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/people/publications.html

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

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IRANI, Pourang
Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.:  Computer Science

EMAIL:   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

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JAFARI JOZANI, Mohammad
Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.: Statistics

EMAIL:  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.

 

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KELLY, Debbie
Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Psychology

EMAIL:   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

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KONG, Jiming
Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Human Anatomy & Cell Science

EMAIL:  Jiming.Kong@umanitoba.ca

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Stroke, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Schizophrenia

 

Dr. Hagar Labouta, College of Pharmacy

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LABOUTA, Hagar
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:   College of Pharmacy

EMAIL:   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

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LEVIN, David B.
Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.:    Dept. of Biosystems Engineering

EMAIL:   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

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LIN, Francis
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.: Physics & Astronomy

EMAIL:  flin@physics.umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:       Immunotrafficking Lab

PUBLICATIONS:  https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/people/publications.html

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

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MAGHOUL, Pooneh
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:    Civil Engineering

EMAL:  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

 

Dr. Melanie Martin, University of Manitoba

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MARTIN, Melanie
Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.:

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

EMAIL:   m.martin@uwinnipeg.ca

WEBSITE:     

PUBLICATIONS:  https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/people/publications.html

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

Dr. Boyd McCurdy

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McCURDY, Boyd
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Physics & 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

 

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NG, Marcus
Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Dept of Internal Medicine, Section of Neurology

EMAIL:  mng2@hsc.mb.ca

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

PUBLICATIONS:  https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/people/publications.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

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OLIVEIRA, Alcyr
Professor

HOME UNIVERSITY:  (BRAZIL):  Federal University of Health Science of Porto Alegre
HOME DEPT.:               Dept. of Psychology

EMAIL:  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 

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SALIMI, Elham
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:    Electrical & Computer Engineering

EMAIL:   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 

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

HOME DEPT.:  Neurosurgery

EMAIL:   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

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SHAFAI, Cyrus
Professor

HOME DEPT.: Electrical & Computer Engineering

EMAIL:   Cyrus.Shafai@umanitoba.ca

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

RESEARCH INTERESTS:   Microsensors, biological sensors

Dr. Jai Jai Shankar MD, DM, MSc, Univ. of Manitoba,Professor, Dep. of Radiology, Neuro-Interventional Radiologist

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SHANKAR, Jai Jai
Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Radiology Neuro-Interventional Radiologist

EMAIL:   jshankar@hsc.mb.ca

WEBSITE:   http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/radiology/staff/12066.html

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  CT perfusion in imaging in critical care; Imaging in stroke and brain tumours. Interventional Neuroradiology.

 

Dr. Tarez Siddiqui, Univ. of Manitoba, Dept. Physiology & Pathophysiology 

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SIDDIQUI, Tabrez
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Physiology & Pathophysiology

EMAIL:   tabrez.siddiqui@umanitoba.ca 

LAB: 

WEBSITE:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/units/physiology/contacts/8986.html  

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  We are particularly interested in understanding how specific neural circuits essential for learning and memory form and function in the brain -- including dysfunctions in neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia

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STECINA, Katinka
Assistant Professor

HOME DEPT.:  Physiology & Pathophysiology

EMAIL:   Katinka.Stecina@umanitoba.ca

LAB:

  1. ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY:  Neuronal Network Studies
  2. SPINAL CORD RESEARCH CENTRE 

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

PUBLICATIONS:  https://umanitoba.ca/biomedical_engineering/people/publications.html

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