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  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Human Anatomy and Cell Science
    Room 130 – Basic Medical Sciences Building
    745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-318-2566 


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The overall theme of Dr. Ko’s research is the realization of “bench to bedside” via developing quantifiable imaging-based biomarkers which can be used for more accurate diagnosis as well as an outcome measurement for novel therapies, e.g., dual-task walking training for Parkinson’s disease and cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness emphasis for posttraumatic stress disorder. His expertise in kinetic modeling of PET radiotracers and machine learning-based multi-modal brain imaging analysis has been well recognized. He is also interested in the therapeutic use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation, which has a potential clinical application to drug - refractory symptoms.


Dr. Ji Hyun Ko received his BSc in electrical and computer engineering at Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea). Then he received PhD in neurological science at McGill University (Montreal). He did his first post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Antonio Strafella and trained in functional brain imaging in Parkinson’s disease. Then, he moved to New York to join in Dr. David Eidelberg’s group and trained in multivariate brain imaging analysis in Parkinson’s disease. In 2014, He got appointed to an Assistant Professor in the department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science at the University of Manitoba. He is currently an Associate Professor in the same department.



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Human Anatomy and Cell Science
130 Basic Medical Science Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada