• 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 

Research summary

Dr. Chase Figley's research focuses on the development and application of advanced neuroimaging methods to investigate structural and functional brain changes associated with various disorders, such as obesity and multiple sclerosis. His work also explores the relationships between brain structure and function, utilizing techniques like diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), myelin water imaging (MWI), and voxel-based morphometry (VBM).

Research interests

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

Research affiliations

  • Principal investigator, neuroscience research program
  • Core member, biomedical engineering graduate program
  • Machine learning


Brief bio

Dr. Chase Figley is an associate professor of radiology at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. His research centers on advanced neuroimaging methods to study brain structure and function in various disorders. Dr. Figley completed his BSc in chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan and his PhD in neuroscience at Queen’s University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He actively mentors graduate students and collaborates across multiple departments.


  • Adjunct faculty, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Max Rady College of Medicine
  • Adjunct faculty, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University (2010-2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience, Queen’s University (2005-2010)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan (2001-2005)

Contact us

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