Alumni


Ravi Menon's Lab

David Luknowsky (Medical Biophysics), 1995-1997, M.Sc.

1st prize Western Research Forum (1997).

Currently: Software Analyst RCMP/CSIS

Bradley Goodyear (Medical Biophysics), 1995-1999, Ph.D. Postdoctural Fellow 1999-2000

UWO Special Graduate Scholarship holder 1995-1997.

OGS holder 1997-1999.

2nd prize Western Research Forum (1997).

CIHR PDF award (1999), NSERC PDF Award (1999), AHFMR PDF Award (1999)

Currently: Associate Professor at the University of Calgary

Christopher Thomas (Medical Biophysics), 1995-2001, Ph.D.

UWO Special Graduate Scholarship holder 1995-1997.

OGS and RRI Scholarship holder 1997-1999.

Currently: Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology, Dalhousie University

David Luknowsky (Medical Biophysics), 1995-1997, M.Sc.

1st prize Western Research Forum (1997).

Currently: Software Analyst RCMP/CSIS

Francis Graydon (Neuroscience), 1997-2002, Ph.D.

Foreign Fee Waiver (1997)

Cuddy Neuroscience Scholarship (1998-2000)

ATR (Japan) Visiting Fellowship Award (1998)

Currently: Barrister at Clerksroom Chambers, London, UK

Bradley MacIntosh (Medical Biophysics), 1999-2001, M.Sc.

ISMRM Student Travel Award (2001)

Currently:Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Rob Bartha, Ph.D.,Postdoctoral Fellow 1999-2001

Currently: Scientist with CFMM

Seyed Mirsattari, MD 1995, (Neuroscience), 2000-2004, Ph.D., co-supervisor Dr. Stan Leung.

CIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award (2000-2004)

Currently: Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Dept. of Clinical & Neurological Sciences

Martyn Klassen (Medical Biophysics), 2000-2005, Ph.D.

NSERC PGSA (2000-2002)

UWO GTS (2000- )

NSERC PDF Award (2006-2007)

Research Scientist, CFMM, Robarts Research Institute

Simona Nikolova (Medical Biophysics), 2000-2006, Ph.D., co-supervisor Dr. Rob Bartha

Currently: Scientist at ViewRay, Inc., Orange County, California 

Wijbrand (Pieter) Medendorp, Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2002

Currently: Director, Donders Centre for Cognition, Nijmegen

Herb Goltz, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2003

Currently: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto,Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Jennifer Steeves, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow 2000-2003

Currently:Professor, York University, Toronto,  Associate Dean Research,Director fMRI Research Facility

Robert Nikolov (Pinkerton) (Medical Biophysics), 2002-2006, Ph.D. (reclass. May 1/04)

Currently: Research Associate, University of California

Satheesh Vamanan, Ph.D.,Postdoctoral Fellow 2002-2003

Currently: MRI Lead Systems Engineer, GE Healthcare

Robert Barry (Biomedical Engineering), 2004-2008 PhD.

OGSST (2006-2007)

Currently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, MGH Martinos Centre

Samuel Oduneye (Biomedical Engineering), 2006-2008, M.Sc.

Currently: Senior Business Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Andrew Curtis (Medical Biophysics), 2007-2014, Ph.D.

QEII OGSST (2011-2013)

Currently:Research Scientist MRI, Synaptive Medical, Toronto

Zheng Wang, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow 2008-2009

Currently: Director, FMRI Lab, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

David Rudko (Physics), 2008-2014, Ph.D.

Currently: Assistant Professor, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University 

Kyle Gilbert, Ph.D., 2008 – 2009

Currently: Scientist with CFMM

Jean-Guy Belliveau (Biomedical Engineering), 2009-2011, M.Sc., 2011-2016, Ph.D.

QEII OGSST (2013-2014); Schmeelk Foundation, $30,000/pa (2014-2015)

Currently: Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical College of Georgia / Augusta University

Matt Quinn (Medical Biophysics), 2010 - 2013, MD/Ph.D.

CIHR Vanier Scholarship (2011-2014)

Currently: Ophthalmology Resident, Queen’s University, Kingston

Kathryn Manning (Medical Biophysics), 2011-2014, M.Sc., 2014-2018

OGS (2012-2013), NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (2014-2017); Western Doctoral Excellence Research Awards #10,000/pa (2015-2017) NSERC

Currently: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Calgary #160;

Ian Connell (Medical Biophysics), 2012-2017, M.Sc./Ph.D.

OGSST (2015-2016)

Currently: Research Scientist MRI, Synaptive Medical, Toronto

Esther Kho (Medical Biophysics UWO and University of Groningen), 2013 -2014, M.Sc. (co-supervised with Dr. M.J.W. Greuter)

Currently: Ph.D. Student, Netherlands Cancer Institute

Brittney Castrilli (Graduate Program in Neuroscience), 2015-2018, M.Sc. (co-supervised with Dr. S. Mirsattari)

Currently:Analyst Healthcare Business Group & Consumer Business Group, 3M

Ali Attaran, Ph.D., 2016-2017

Currently: Staff Scientist, Physics & Astronomy, Western

Sagar Buch, Ph.D., 2017-2019

Currently: Pursing other opportunities

Gabriel Benigno, MSc, 2017-2019

Currently: Pursing other opportunities


Rob Bartha's Lab

Mohamed Kassem, MD Equivalent (MBBCH); MSc (Diagnostic Radiology),2001-2002

Project:Development of Short Echo-Time Proton Spectroscopy and Perfusion Imaging for the Study of Stroke and Epilepsy

Currently: Hospital position in Cairo

Simona Nikolova, PhD, Medical Biophysics, 2002-2006

Project: Investigating Magnetic Resonance Transverse Relaxation with Adiabatic Refocusing: Applications to Acute Cerebral Ischemia

Current Position: Scientist, ViewRay, Inc, Orange County, CA, USA

Monique Mazzuca, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2002-2005

Project: Histological Correlates of Temporal Changes of N-acetylaspartate Levels Detected with 1H MR Spectroscopy in Rat Models of Neurodegeneration

Current Position: Physician (Family Practice), Toronto, Ontario

Todd Stevens, PhD, Medical Biophysics, 2002-2007, Ph.D.

Project: Magnetic Resonance Investigations of Partial Epilepsy

Current Position: Medical Physicist, St. John Regional Hospital, New Brunswick

Jennifer McNab, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2003-2005

Project:Metabolic Imaging in Low Grade Glioma

Currently:Assistant Professor, Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

James Near, PhD, Medical Biophysics,2004-2009

Project:Metabolic Imaging of Citrate in Prostate Cancer

Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of McGill, Quebec / Researcher, Douglas Institute, Quebec

Alex Li, PhD, Medical Biophysics, 2004-2009

Project:Development of PARACEST MRI for Cancer Characterization

Currently: CFMM Research Technologist

Ziqi Sun, PhD (Physical Chemistry), Virginia Polytechnic Institute,2004-2006

Project:High Resolution Metabolic Imaging in Small Animal Models of Cerebral Ischemia

Currently: Research Scientist, Ohio State University

Raul Rupsingh, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2005-2009,

Project:Proton Spectroscopy in Alzheimer Disease

Currently: Chief Executive Officer, PointerWare, Toronto, ON

Sean Nestor, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2007-2009

Project: Monitoring Alzheimer Progression With Volumetric Imaging

Currently: Medical School, University of Toronto

Jacob Penner, PhD, Medical Biophysics,2007-2014

Project:Proton Spectroscopy in Alzheimer Disease

Currently: Post-Doctoral Fellow (with Dr. Peter Williamson), Lawson Research

Robert Ta, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2008-2011

Project: Development of Targeted MRI Contrast Agents

Currently: Medical School, Trinity College Dublin

Izabela Kowalczyk, PhD, Medical Biophysics, 2008-2014

Project: fMRI studies following Decompression Surgery in Cervical Myelopathy

Currently: Consultant, Kingston, Ontario

Diego Cantor, PhD, Biomedical Engineering,2008-2015, Ph.D., co-supervisor Dr. Rob Bartha

Project:Morphological Changes in Alzheimer Disease and Epilepsy

Currently: Machine Learning Engineer, Awake Labs, Toronto, Ontario,

Amanda Khan, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2009-2011

Project:An Analysis of Brain Lateral Ventricular Sub-Volume Expansion in Subjects with Alzheimer Disease

Currently: MD Student, University of Toronto

Nevin McVicar, PhD, Medical Biophysics, 2009-2014

Project:Development of Novel PARACEST MRI Methods

Currently:Medical Physicist, British Columbia Cancer Agency

John Drozd, PhD, University of Western Ontario,2009-2013

Project:Image Processing Methods for the Early Detection of Alzheimer Disease

Currently:Research Assistant, Physics and Astronomy

Mojmir Suchy, PhD (Faculty of Science), Pavol Jozef afrik University Koice, Slovak Republic,2009-2013

Project: Development and Synthesis of Novel PARACEST MRI Contrast Agents

Currently: Research Associate, University of Ottawa

Sandy Gonalves, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2011-2014

Project: Neural Correlates of Spinal Cord Decompression Surgery

Currently:Research Associate, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Jonatan Snir, PhD, Medical Biophysics,2011-2015

Project:Cathepsin-D: A Novel Imaging Target for Alzheimer Disease Detection

Currently: Medical Physicist, London Regional Cancer Program

Samaneh Kazemifar, PhD, Medical Biophysics,2011-2016

Project:;Development of Imaging Markers of Alzheimer Disease Progression

Currently: PDF, University of Texas Southwestern

Todd Stevens, PhD, University of Western Ontario 2011-2012.

Project:Cancer Detection and Analysis by PARACEST MRI

Currently: Medical Physicist, St. John Regional Hospital

Kamini Marathe, MSc, Medical Biophysics, 2013-2015

Project:pH Mapping using AACID-CEST MRI in Human Brain

Currently:Nursing Student, Fanshawe College

Kayla Ryan, PhD Candidate, Medical Biophysics,2013-2018

Project: Variation in Motor Function in Cervical Myelopathy

John Adams MSc Candidate, Medical Biophysics 2016-2018

Project: MR Spectroscopy in Epilepsy

Samir Atiya, PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2016-2017

Project: Metabolic and Functional Brain State: New Indicators of Alzheimer's Disease

Amy Schranz, PhD, University of Western Ontario, 2015-2019

Project: MR Spectroscopy in Concussion

Currently: Medical School University College Dublin

Dixon Wong, MD, Ph.D., 2017-2019

Project: High Field MRI Studies of Brain Changes in Early Alzheimer's Disease

Currently: Finishing MD schooling at Western University


Stefan Everling's Lab


Ali Khan's Lab

Kristin Ikeda, Neuroscience, Masters student (Sept 2016-Aug 2017).Jointly co-supervised with Seyed Mirsattari

Currently:Assistant Professor Epileptologist at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Project:Brain networks in people after a first unprovoked seizure.

Charlotte Blinston, Biomedical Engineering, Masters student (Sept 2013-May 2017, includes leave of absence).

=Currently:Research Coordinator at the Ontario Brain Institute, Toronto, ON

Project:Histological quantification in temporal lobe epilepsy.

Jordan DeKraker, Psychology, Masters student (Sept 2014-Aug 2016)

Currently:Currently PhD Student with Dr. Khan

Project: Unravelling the subfields of the hippocampal head using 7-Tesla structural MRI.

Utsav Pardasani, Biomedical Engineering, Masters student (Sept 2014-Nov 2016).

Currently:Engineer with ClearPath Robotics, Kitchener, ON.

Project: Neurosurgical ultrasound pose estimation using image-based registration and sensor-based fusion - a feasibility study.

Diego Cantor, Biomedical Engineering, PhD student (Sept 2010-April 2015)

Currently:CTO at Awake Labs Inc, Toronto, ON.

Project: Multivariate analysis of MR images in temporal lobe epilepsy.

Maged Goubran, Biomedical Engineering, PhD student (Sept 2010-Nov 2014)

Currently:Post-doctoral Fellow at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Project: Quantitative MRI correlates of hippocampal and neocortical pathology in intractable temporal lobe epilepsy.


Corey Baron's Lab