Research summary

Dr. Jennifer Kornelsen’s research focuses on brain changes associated with chronic disease. Using high-resolution anatomical, task-based, and resting-state functional MRI data, she assesses changes in brain structure and function related to immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (such as multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease) and associated psychiatric comorbidities (depression and anxiety).

Research affiliations

  • Principal investigator, PrairieNeuro, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine (KIAM)
  • Affiliate member, Spinal Cord Research Centre (SCRC)
  • Member, Manitoba Neuroscience Network (MNN)
  • Principal investigator, Manitoba Multiple Sclerosis Centre (MMSRC)
  • Research scientist, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical and Research Centre (IBD Clinical and Research Centre)


Brief bio

Dr. Jennifer Kornelsen completed her PhD in neurophysiology at the University of Manitoba’s satellite campus at the National Research Council Canada, Institute for Biodiagnostics, focusing on the development of functional imaging of the spinal cord. She then pursued postdoctoral training in the anesthesiology, perioperative medicine, and pain research department at Stanford University. Dr. Kornelsen was a research associate at the National Research Council Canada in the department of magnetic resonance technology. She is currently an associate professor of radiology at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.


Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology, University of Winnipeg

Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology, University of Manitoba

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anesthesiology, Stanford University

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