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Dr. Brian Blakley, University of Manitoba

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BLAKLEY, Brian, Professor

HOME DEPT.:  Otolaryngology, Otologic and Neurotologic Surgery

EMAIL:             bblakley@exchange.hsc.mb.ca

RESEARCH:    Otology, Ear, Hearing, Otolaryngology, Vestibular

  • Effect of steroids in ear drops in protecting against ototoxicity in mice
  • Prevention of age-related hearing loss with Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Evaluation of nerve growth factors in hearing restoration in guinea pigs
  • Prevention of totoxicity of aminoglycoside antibiotis in mice
  • Use of protective agents used to increase the safety and efficacy of antibiotics
  • Limitations in using animal models to study hearing loss
  • Development of a novel implantable device to improve hearing loss
  • Design of a novel tracheostomy tube for use in difficult patients
  • Olfactory and gustatory manipulation and their role in weight loss
  • Effect of locus of control on treatment results in patients with dizziness
  • Evaluation of tinnitus as a disability
 Dr. Rasit Eskicioglu, University of Manitoba

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ESKICIOGLU, Rasit, Associate Professor

  • Adjunct Professor & Research Affiliate
    College of Rehabilitation Sci.
    Univ. of Manitoba
  • Adj. Professor
    Networked Embedded Systems
    Univ. of Duisburg-Essen

HOME DEPT.:  Computer Science & ECE

EMAIL:     rasit.eskicioglu@umanitoba.ca

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

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.

 

Dr. Chase Figley, Asst. Prof. Radiology

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FIGLEY, Chase, Assistant Professor
BME Liaison & Outreach
BME Seminars

  • Adjunct Research Scientist
    Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sci.
    Johns Hopkins University

HOME DEPT.:  Radiology

EMAIL:            chase.figley@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:      Figley NeuroImaging Lab

RESEARCH:  

  • Image Processing
  • Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF)
  • Neurometabolism
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Disease Related Cognitive Decline
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • T2 Myelin Water Imaging (MWI)
  • Voxel-Based Morphometry (VBM)

 

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FRANCA, Rodrigo, DDS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division Head (Dental Materials)

HOME DEPT.:    Restorative Dentistry

EMAIL:               Rodrigo_Franca@umanitoba.ca

RADY NEWSLETTER:  http://news.radyfhs.umanitoba.ca/engineering-oral-care/

RESEARCH:   Biomaterials, Dental Biomaterials, nano-surface characterization, biocompatibility.

Dr. Andrew Goertzen, Assoc. Prof. Radiologyo, Adj. Prof. Physics, PET / CT Prog. Coord.

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GOERTZEN, Andrew, FCCPM
Associate Professor
Coordinator, PET/CT Program
Health Sciences Ctr.

  • Adj. Professor
    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

HOME DEPT.:  Radiology

EMAIL:       Andrew.Goertzen@med.umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:       Biomedical Imaging Research Group

RESEARCH:   Medical Physics, Positron emission tomography (PET), Multimodality imaging including PET/MRI and PET/CT, Instrumentation for nuclear medicine imaging, X-ray computed tomography, Pre-clinical Imaging, biomedical physics.

 

Dr. Kathleen Gough, University of Manitoba

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GOUGH, Kathleen, Professor

HOME DEPT.:  Chemistry

EMAIL:             Kathleen.Gough@umanitoba.ca

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

RESEARCH:    Spectrochemical imaging of tissues with infrared and Raman spectroscopy, Alzheimer Disease, fungi, fungal infection of grain, stressed tendon, inflammation, wound healing, spectrochemical wide-field tissue imaging.

 

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

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KO, Ji Hyun, Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.: Human Anatomy and Cell Science

EMAIL:            Ji.Ko@med.umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:       http://www.kolabneuro.com/

RESEARCH:   Brain Imaging and TMS
Focusing on the analytic method development of functional brain imaging (e.g., positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) to study brain network and neurotransmitter in health and diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury)

 

Brian Lithgow, University of Manitoba

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LITHGOW, Brian, Adjunct Professor

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre
    Monash University, Australia
  • Researcher, Riverview Health Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
  • Researcher, Alfred Hospital
    Australia

HOME DEPT.:    Electrical and Computer Engineering

EMAIL:           Brian.Lithgow@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:      Neurodiagnostic Lab

RESEARCH:  Vestibular system, Neurological disorders, Electrovestibulography, Electroneurophysiology, Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders, Cochlea, Otolaryngology, Auditory Neuroscience, Electric Stimulation.

 

">Dr. Song Liu, University of Manitoba

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LIU, Song, EIT, CSBE, Associate Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Biosystems Engineering/Medical Microbiology

EMAIL:              Song.Liu@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:         http://smartbiomaterials.ca/ 

RESEARCH:

  1. Development of novel surface engineering techniques for chemically inert semicrystalline polymers
  2. Development of new biocompatible and biocidal materials
  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

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LoVETRI, Joe, P.Eng., Professor
ECE Dept. Head

HOME DEPT.:   Electrical and Computer Engineering

EMAIL:         Joe.LoVetri@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:    Electromagnetic Imaging Laboratory
                       http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~lovetrij/

RESEARCH: Computational Electromagnetics, Microwave Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Visualization of 3D time domain vector valued fields, oncology, biomedical image construction, appliced electromagnetics.

 

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LUO, Yunhua, P.Eng., Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Mechanical Engineering

EMAIL:             Yunhua.Luo@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:        Computational & Experimental
                          Biomechanics Lab

RESEARCH:  Computational Biomechanics, brain injury analysis and protection, assessment of fracture risk related to osteoporosis, implant analysis and design, Meshless Methods, General Finite Difference Method, Finite Element Method, Adaptive algorithms in FEM; Structural Analysis with FEM

 

Dr. Donald Miller, Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

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MILLER, Donald, Professor

HOME DEPT.:   Pharmacology & Therapeutics

EMAIL:             Donald.Miller@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:        Brain Tumor Research Alliance 

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

 

Dr. Zahra Moussavi, Professor, University of Manitoba, Biomedical Engineering

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MOUSSAVI, Zahra, P.Eng., Professor
BME Program Director
BME Seminars

  • Director of rTMS Lab, Riverview Health Center
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Director of Electrovestibulography Lab at Riverview Health Center
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Research Affiliate, Riverview Health Center
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Research Affiliate, Aging Center of University of Manitoba
    University of Manitoba
  • Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba

 

HOME DEPT.:   Electrical and Computer Engineering

EMAIL:            Zahra.Moussavi@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:      

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

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

 

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PISTORIUS, Stephen, Professor
M.Sc. (Med) Ph.D. (Physics), Dip.BA, P.Phys., FCOM
BME Vice Director

  • Professor and Associate Head: Medical Physics, Physics and Astronomy
  • Vice Director & Graduate Chair: Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program>
  • Senior Scientist, Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology
  • Professor: Radiology, Faculty of Medicine

HOME DEPT.:   Physics and Astronomy

EMAIL:               stephen.pistorius@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:         https://www.sci.umanitoba.ca/physics-astronomy/profiles/stephenpistorius/ 

RESEARCH:    Biomedical Imaging, Patient and Organ Motion, Treatment Simulation, Radiation Therapy Treatment Optimization, Image Processing and Reconstruction

 

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SHERIF, Sherif, P.Eng., Associate Professor
BME Member-at-Large

HOME DEPT.:   Electrical and Computer Engineering

EMAIL:              Sherif.Sherif@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITE:        

RESEARCH:   Biophotonics, Tomography, Optical coherence tomography (OCT), Optical & fluorescence microscopy, Tissue optics, Integrated computational imaging, Digital image restoration, Statistical signal processing, Laser spectroscopy, Biomedical Image Construction, Infrared and Optical Spectroscopy, Signal Processing.

 

Dr. Bertram Unger, University of Manitoba

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UNGER, Bertram, CLSF Research Director
BME Vice Director

HOME DEPT.:    Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat)

EMAIL:            bertram.unger@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITES:      

RESEARCH:   Virtual and Augmented Reality, Rapid-Prototyping, Critical Care Medicine, Medical and Surgical Simulation and Education, Medical Imaging and Ultrasound, Haptic Simulation, Psychophysics of Human Perception, Virtual Reality, Robotics and Teleoperation.

 

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

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ZEILER, Frederick A., BSc MD PhD CIP FRCSC

 

  • Rudy Falk Clinician-Scientist Professor
  • Director of Research -- Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor (GFT), Section of Neurosurgery, Dept of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Human Anatomy & Cell Science
  • Research Affiliate, Centre on Aging
  • Guest Researcher, Div. of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge

HOME DEPT.:   Dept. of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery
                            Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Science

EMAIL:     Frederick.Zeiler@umanitoba.ca

WEBSITES:  

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