• Chase Figley headshot
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    University of Manitoba
    Room MS-793 – 820 Sherbrook Street
    Health Sciences Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9

    Phone: 204-787-2994 

Cross appointments and affiliations

  • Adjunct faculty, department of physiology and pathophysiology, Max Rady College of Medicine
  • Adjunct faculty, department of psychology, Faculty of Arts 
  • Principal investigator, neuroscience research program
  • Core member, biomedical engineering graduate program

Research themes 

  • Structural and functional brain connectivity (and structure-function relationships)
  • Cognitive neuroscience and disease-related cognitive decline
  • Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • T2 myelin water imaging (MWI)
  • Voxel-based morphometry (VBM)
  • Image processing
  • Machine learning


Dr. Chase Figley completed a BSc honours degree in chemistry (University of Saskatchewan) and PhD in neuroscience (Queen’s University) before undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Working Memory and Cognition (Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD). His research is primarily focused on the development and application of advanced neuroimaging methods – such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), myelin water imaging (MWI) and voxel-based morphometry (VBM) – to investigate structural and functional brain changes associated with various disorders (e.g., obesity and multiple sclerosis). However, his team is also interested in exploring relationships between brain structure and brain function, and has been actively developing a number of advanced image processing methods to support these efforts.


Contact us

Room GA216, 820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada