Lawson Health Research Institute - Bench to Bedside

 

Imaging Research

at the

Lawson Health
Research Institute

Our participating faculty members in this video, Drs. Frank Prato, Gediminas Cepinskas,
and David Palma discuss their research.



Our faculty and their graduate students conduct research in partnership with globally recognized faculty supervisors and clinicians at state-of-the-art facilities located at The University of Western Ontario, London Regional Cancer Program, Lawson Health Research Institute, Robarts Research Institute, and the London Health Sciences Centre. After graduation, students find rewarding careers in the healthcare sector, biomedical industry, and academia; others pursue further training in professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, or business.


If you have a 4 year Honours Degree (or M.Sc.) in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Medical Sciences or a related field, and are interested in biomedical research, you are invited to apply to our graduate program.


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View the Medical Biophysics Graduate Supervisors' Websites
(whose research groups are located at the Lawson Health Research Institute)



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Linking Science to Patient Care

Lawson Health Research Institute 
Dr. Savita Dhanvantari
Dr. Savita Dhanvantari
Dr. Savita Dhanvantari,
Assistant Professor, Medical Biophysics,
is part of a research team that has launched
a multidisciplinary approach
 to the
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
of diabetes.
She is also the Director of the Molecular
Imaging Program - A
Collaborative Graduate Program
with Medical Biophysics 
Dr. Michael Kovacs Demonstrating the Cyclotron at LHRI
Dr. Michael Kovacs (left),
Medical Biophysics Assistant Professor
introduces the 
new Cyclotron
located at
St. Joseph's Health Care
to the press and public

The cyclotron produces medical isotopes
used
in diagnosing and treating
medical conditions



 

Some of the best and brightest young 
scientific minds showcase their work
at the annual Lawson Research Day





Medical Biophysics Faculty Members
with Graduate Supervisory Privileges
at the Lawson Health Research Institute


(last updated November 8th, 2013)


Faculty Member

click on name
to view his/her website


Under the names of the faculty members listed below, the term Graduate Supervisory Privileges infers that s/he has an active research program which may include graduate recruitment for admission during the Fall Term of any given academic year.

The term CCPM certified member infers that the faculty member is clinically certified (FCCPM or MCCPM) to serve as a primary or joint supervisor or an advisory committee member for a student enrolled in the CAMPEP accredited PhD Med Biop Clin MSc Program.
 



Keywords
Describing Faculty Members'
Research Expertise
and
Their Geographical Locations 
at Research Institutes in London


Refer to this Map 

Medical Biophysics in London
Phone No.
(519 Area Code)  

and
E-Mail Address


Yves Bureau

Adjunct Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Brain behaviour and higher
order cognition, biological
effects from electromagnetic fields
yves.bureau@lawsonimaging.ca
Jeffrey J. L. Carson
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Photoacoustic imaging,
optical imaging,
plasmonic nanostructures
Click HERE for graduate opportunities
 
 
646-6100
x 64767 or 64190 
jcarson@lawsonimaging.ca

Savita Dhanvantari
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Metabolism, Diabetes, Imaging Programs
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes,
magnetic resonance imaging,
assessing pancreatic islet
function in vivo,
effect of cellular pathways
of glucagon secretion on diabetes
 
 
646-6100
x 65738  
sdhanvan@lawsonimaging.ca
Neil Gelman
Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Application of MRI method
for assessing brain injury/
development in new born infants,
and improving the
diagnosis/monitoring of breast cancer
646-6100
x 64279
ngelman@lawsonimaging.ca
Donna Goldhawk
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Regenerative cell therapy
to combat cancer and
heart disease, heart failure,
gene-based cellular contrast
using magnetic resonance imaging,
magnetotactic bacteria
646-6100
x 64863
Donna.Goldhawk@lawsonimaging.ca

Lisa Hoffman
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,
positron emission tomography,
non-invasive imaging of migration
of satellite cells
lhoffman@lawsonimaging.ca
Michael Kovacs
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Thrombosis hemostasis,
clinical trials in lymphoma,
leukemia and multiple myeloma,
transfusion medicine, hemophilia
646-6000
x 61096
mkovacs@lawsonimaging.ca
Ting-Yim Lee
Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

CCPM certified member

Imaging
Lawson Health  Research Institute
Grosvenor Street Campus
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

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Imaging Research
Robarts Research Institute
Western University

Keywords

Using computed tomography
for accute and early detection
of stroke imaging,
measurement of myocardial
blood flow, tumor hypoxia
imaging, 3D intensity
modulated radiotherapy
663-5777
x 24131 or 25272
tlee@imaging.robarts.ca
Alexandre Legros
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Time-varying magnetic
field interactions
with the human central
nervous system,
Neurophysiological markers, 
Cognitive and motor performances,
Computational neurosciences
646-5100
x 65959
alegros@lawsonimaging.ca
 Shuo Li
Adjunct Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges
 
Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Computer automated
medical image analysis
and visualization
 
646-6000
x 64624
Shuo.Li@ge.com

Gregory D. Marsh

Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Muscle metabolism,
oxygenation, and acid-base
status during exercise,
phosphocreatine kinetics
646-6100
x 64986
gdmarsh@uwo.ca
Frank Prato
Professor


Graduate Supervisory Privileges

CCPM member certified

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
Grosvenor Street Campus
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Imaging for cardiovascular
therapeutics, biomedical
multimodality hybrid imaging,
non-invasive molecular imaging
of cancer growth and
metastasis using MRI
and a novel reporter gene,
ischemic heart disease imaging
646-6100
x 64140
prato@lawsonimaging.ca
 
Keith St. Lawrence
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Arterial spin labeling,
near-infrared spectroscopy,
cerebral blood flow,
maternal and fetal
and newborn health
 
646-6100
x 65737

kstlaw@lawsonimaging.ca

Jean Theberge
Assistant Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

CCPM member certified

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Examining abnormal brain
activity oscilliations
in schizophrenia using
functional MRI,
magnetic resonance
spectroscopy modeling
646-6100
x 65635
Alex Thomas
Associate Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Understanding magnetic
field interactions
and mechanisms with areas
of  potential clinical
application including affective
and mood disorders,
anxiety disorders,
and eating disorders
646-6100
x 64191
athomas@lawsonimaging.ca
R. Terry Thompson
Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges

Imaging
Lawson Health Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

MR spectroscopy/imaging for
studying neonatal brain injury,
and using these methods
to study the effects of
low-grade intraventricular
hemorrhage in
premature infants
646-6100
x 64144
thompson@lawsonimaging.ca
Gerald Wisenberg
Professor

Graduate Supervisory Privileges


Imaging
Lawson Health
Research Institute
St. Joseph's Health Ctre

Keywords

Using various imaging modalities
(SPECT, PET, MRI and CT)
to guide stem cell injection
for stem cell therapy
in myocardial regeneration
646-6158
gwisenbe@uwo.ca

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important News for 2014 Graduate Applicants

In Your Statement of Intent, 
please indicate in which area(s) of graduate research you are interested & why your academic and research background has attributes relevant to your intention to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Biophysics.

If you are a domestic applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

If you are applying to the PhD Med Biop Clin MSc CAMPEP Accredited stream of the Medical Biophysics graduate program - START HERE

If you are an international applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.



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