Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon

Professor, Canada Research Chair and BrainsCan Co-Scientific Director 

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, and Psychiatry
Biography: Ravi Menon (CRC) has directed the CFMM since its inception in 1994. He has more than 2 years of hands-on MRI, MRS and fMRI pulse-sequence and RF hardware contributions in humans at high and ultra-high magnetic fields (≥4T) and more than 22 years of similar experience with large animals at 4.7T, 7T and 9.4T. Along with his former Minnesota colleagues (Garwood and Ugurbil), he likely has the longest continuous high/ultra-high field track record of anyone in the world [22333670]. He has the leadership experience to manage the team and extensive collaborations, with ~100 of his 140 papers published with other team members on this proposal.
Rob Bartha

Robert Bartha

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Biophysics, Neuroimaging
Biography: Robert Bartha is the Director of the Imaging Research Laboratories at Robarts and Professor of Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging, and Psychiatry. His expertise includes high and ultra-high field MRI and MRS methods development in patient populations and in animal models, working at 4T since 1996, 7T and 3T since 1999 and 9.4T since 2005. He has an extensive experience in short-echo time MR spectroscopy acquisition and processing for measuring brain metabolism,and chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) methods for measuring brain pH. He has joint publications and grants with various team members in the areas of Alzheimer's disease, MCI, Dementia, Spinal Cord Compression, Brain Cancer, Epilepsy, Concussion, and Schizophrenia.
Stefan Everling

Stefan Everling

Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Physiology & Pharmacology and Psychology
Biography: Stefan Everling focuses on the cognitive control of eye movements and visual attention, using both high-density single neuron recordings in awake behaving nonhuman primates as well as fMRI in humans and nonhuman primates. His recent studies on the homology and dynamics of resting state networks in humans and NHPs opens up the possibility of doing resting state studies in NHPs across a whole variety of interventions that are not possible in humans. He leads the development of the nonhuman primate facility at the Centre for Brain and Mind at Western, serving as the Director of this facility since 2003.
Corey Baron

Corey Baron

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience
Biography: Corey Baron is an Assistant Professor of Medical Biophysics and a Robarts Scientist. His expertise includes high field diffusion MRI, MRI physics and image reconstruction, and his lab develops and applies ultra high field quantitative MRI to uncover new imaging biomarkers for and obtain a greater understanding of the brain and neurological conditions.
Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Assistant Professor

Research Interests / Specializations: Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience
Biography: Ali Khan (CRC) has been with the CFMM since 2016. My research is focussed on the development of intelligent image processing and analysis technologies, and their application in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.