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Meet the researchers in the Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Cluster.


Abolmaesumi, Purang
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, Computer / Image Guided Diagnostics, Computer-Assisted Surgery, Digital Pathology, Machine Learning, Medical Image Analysis, Ultrasound Imaging


Bashashati, Ali
OVCARE, School of Biomedical Engineering, UBC
Assistant Professor, Director of AI and Bioinformatics Research
Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Breast Cancer, Cancer Genomics, Computational Biology, Digital Pathology, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Ovarian Cancer, Signal Processing

Bénard, François
Cancer Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, PET/SPECT, Radiopharmaceuticals

Black, Peter
Urologic Sciences
Professor, Senior Research Scientist
Bladder Cancer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Prostate Cancer, Tissue Classification, Ultrasound Imaging


Chang, Silvia
Associate Professor
Abdominal Imaging, Alzheimer's, Liver Cancer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Prostate Cancer, Radiology, Ultrasound Imaging, Urology

Chou, Keng
Associate Professor
Cancer Diagnosis, Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy, Virus-Host Interactions

Coombs, Dan
Biophysics, Immune Cell Signaling, Theoretical Immunology, Virus Dynamics

Coope, Robin

Instrumentation Group Leader
Clinical and Research Lab Instrumentation, High Throughput Genomics, Medical Devices

Currie, Leanne M.
School of Nursing
Associate Professor
Health Informatics, Nursing, User-centred design, Wound Diagnosis & Management


Forster, Bruce
Diagnostic Imaging, Hip Injuries, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Sports Medicine


Garbi , Rafeef
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Applications, Computer Vision, Image Analysis, Machine Learning, Medical Image Computing

Gelbart, Mike
Master of Data Science, Computer Science
Machine Learning

Gilks, Blake
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Head of Department, Professor
Breast and Gynecological Pathology, Cell Biology, Digital Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Ovarian Cancer

Gin, Kenneth
Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Echocardiography, Image Registration, Machine Learning, Ultrasound Imaging

Gleave, Martin
Urologic Sciences
Androgen Receptor, Cancer Biology, Molecular Inhibitors, Prostate Cancer, Treatment Resistance, Urology

Goldenberg, Larry
Urologic Sciences

Digital Pathology, Machine Learning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Multi-parametric Ultrasound, PET-Based Diagnostics/Theranostics, Prostate Cancer, Tissue Classification


Haas, Kurt
Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Autism, Calcium Imaging, Epilepsy, Neuroscience

Hafeli, Urs

Drug Delivery, Magnetic Microspheres, Nanomedicine, Nuclear Medicine, Quantitative Preclinical Imaging, Radiopharmaceuticals

Hamarneh, Ghassan
Computer Science
Artificial Intelligence, Cancer, Computer Vision, Deep learning, Medical Image Analysis, Radiomics

Huntsman , David
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of OvCaRe, Professor
Cancer Genomics, Digital Pathology, Genomic Pathology, Molecular Diagnostics, Ovarian Cancer, Rare Tumours


Kozlowski, Piotr
Urologic Sciences, Radiology
Associate Professor
Brachytherapy, Cancer Imaging, Luminal Water Imaging, MRI/MRS, Multi-Parametric MRI, Myelin Imaging, Prostate Cancer, Spinal Cord Injury


Lam, Stephen
Cancer Screening, Computerized Tomography, Diagnostic Imaging, Lung Cancer

Pierre Lane

Lane, Pierre
Imaging Unit, Integrative Oncology Department
Senior Research Scientist
Autofluorescence Imaging, Cancer Screening, Confocal Microscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography

Leslie , Sabrina
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Associate Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories
Biotechnology, Fluorescent Microscopy, Instrumentation and innovation, Nanoparticle interactions and dynamics, Nanoscale devices, Nucleic acid interactions, Oligonucleotide therapeutics, Single-molecule biophysics

Li, Xiaoxiao
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Imaging, Health Informatics, Machine Learning, Privacy, Trustworthy AI

Lin, Kuo-Shyan
Associate Professor
Cancer Imaging, Endoradiotherapy, Molecular Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Peptide Receptors, Positron Emission Tomography, Radiopharmaceuticals


Ma, Hongshen
Mechanical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor
Cell Biomechanics, Cell sorting, Circulating Tumor Cells, Image Cytometry, Machine Learning, Malaria Research, Microfluidics, Single Cell Sequencing, Transfusion medicine

MacAulay, Calum
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor
Confocal Imaging, Digital Pathology, In vivo tissue imaging, Lung Cancer, Molecular Pathology, Prostate Cancer

MacKay, Alex
Physics and Astronomy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Myelin Water Imaging, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

MacVicar, Brian
Astrocyte, Brain Swelling, Cerebral Blood Flow, Cytotoxic Neuronal Edema, Intracellular Calcium, Intracellular Chloride, Neurovascular Coupling, Two Photon Microscopy, Whole Cell Voltage Clamp

McGrail, Kim
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, School of Population and Public Health
Data Governance, Healthcare Equity, Visual Analytics

McKeown, Martin
Basal Ganglia, Cerebellum, Electrodermal Activity, Electroencephalography, Electromyography, fMRI, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Kinematics and Posturography, Parkinson's

Morris, Jim
Clinical Professor

Brachytherapy, Focal Therapy, Multi-Parametric MRI, Multi-parametric Ultrasound, Prostate Cancer

Mostafavi, Sara
Statistics, Medical Genetics
Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair, Tier 2
Computational Biology, Computational Medicine, Data Integration, Genetics of Complex Traits, Genomics, Machine Learning, Machine Learning in Computational Biology, Psychiatric Genetics, Regulatory Networks

Murphy, Tim
Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Psychiatry
Cerebral Blood Flow, Electrophysiology, Huntington Disease, Neurodegeneration, Neurovascular Coupling, Optogenetics, Primary Neuronal Culture, Synaptic Plasticity, Two Photon Imaging


Nabi, Robert
Cellular & Physiological Sciences
Breast Cancer, Fluorescent Microscopy, Metastasis, Mitochondrial Dynamics, Single Molecule Localization Microscope, Super-Resolution Microscopy, Tumor Progression

Nguan, Chris
Urologic Sciences
Associate Professor
Allograft Fibrosis, Donor Organ Preservation, Elastography, Kidney Transplantation, Organ Perfusion, Organ Preservation Solution, Organ transplantation, Pharmacokinetics, Ultrasound Imaging

Nicolaou, Savvas
Artificial Intelligence, Computed Tomography, Emergency Radiology, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Trauma Radiology


Rauscher, Alex
Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuroimaging
Biomedical Imaging, Brain Injury, Concussion, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroscience, Quantitative MRI

Reinsberg, Stefan
Physics and Astronomy
Associate Professor
Image Method Development, Medical Physics

Rohling, Robert
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, Professor
Biomedical Imaging, Elastography, Medical Robotics, Ultrasound Imaging


Salcudean, Tim
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Canada Research Chair, Tier 1, Professor
Cancer Classification, Elastography, Image-Guided Interventions, Medical Image Analysis, Medical Robotics, Prostate Cancer, Teleoperation, Ultrasound Imaging

Schaffer, Paul
Associate Laboratory Director
Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Cancer, Imaging Agents, Molecular Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, Radiometals, Radiopharmaceuticals, Therapeutic Agents

Schmidt, Mark
Computer Science
Assistant Professor, Canada CIFAR AI Chair, Alberta Machine Learning Institute
Causality, Machine Learning, Numerical Optimizaiton, Probabilistic Graphical Models

Shah, Sohrab
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Professor
Clonal Dynamics, Computational Biology, DNA Repair, Genomic Instability, Genomic Signatures, Homologous Recombination, Next-Generation Sequencing, Ovarian Cancer, Tumour Evolution

Shapiro, Linda
Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Vision, Medical Image Analysis, pattern recognition

Sossi, Vesna
Physics and Astronomy, Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Professor
Algorithms, Clinical and Preclinical Imaging, Instrumentation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neurodegeneration, Neuroscience, Positron Emission Tomography

Spadinger, Ingrid
Clinical Associate Professor
Brachytherapy, Developmental Radiotherapeutics, Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology


Talhouk, Aline
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics, Cancer of the Reproductive System, Computer Science and Statistics, Diagnostic Models, Digital Health, Epidemiology, Machine Learning, Ovarian Cancer, Personalized Medicine, Prevention, Privacy

Tam, Roger
Associate Professor
Computer-Assisted Surgery, In vivo tissue imaging, Machine Learning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Image Analysis

Tang, Shuo
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biomedical Optics, Biophotonics, Laser Spectroscopy, Melanoma Detection, Multiphoton Microscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography, Skin Cancer Detection

Tsang, Teresa
Division of Cardiology, Medicine
Associate Head Research, Director of Echocardiography, Professor
Cardiology, Data Fusion, Echocardiography, Feature Extraction, Image Classification, Image Processing, Image Registration, Image Segmentation, Machine Learning, Quality Assurance, Ultrasound Imaging


Walker, Danielle

Program Manager, Biomedical Imaging and AI Research Cluster

Wellington, Cheryl
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Alzheimer Disease, apolipoprotein E (apoE) metabolism, Concussion, Dementia, Neurodegeneration, Traumatic Brain Injury

Wilson, David
Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging, Hip, Image Processing, Joints, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Orthopaedics, Osteoarthritis

Wyatt, Alexander
Urologic Sciences
Assistant Professor
Bioinformatics, Cancer Genomics, Cell-Free DNA, Immunotherapy, Liquid Biopsy, Precision Oncology, Prostate Cancer


Z Wang, Jane
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Brain Data Analytics, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Image Analysis, Signal Processing, Statistical Signal Processing

Zandstra, Peter
School of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Genetics
Bioengineering, Biological Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Biotechnology, Computational Biology, Computational Modeling, Gene/Cell Therapy Systems, Genomics, Immunology, Personalized Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Synthetic Biology