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Dr. Ji Hyun Ko , Ph.D.
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.
Academic Qualifications / Research Affiliation
BSc (South Korea) PhD (Montreal)
(primary) Associate Professor of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Principal Investigator of Neuroscience Research Program, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine, Health Science Centre – Winnipeg
Core Member of Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba
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Dr. Dali Zhang , Ph.D
Dali zhang received his Ph.D of Biomeidcal Engineering from The University of Tokushima, Japan
in 2002. Then he completed his terms of postdoctoral trainings of biomedical engineering research.
Currently, he works as research associate in Dr. Ko' s lab and his research focuses on levodopa induced dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease.
During his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, reading and exercise(swimming).
Ms. Stella Choi / Research Assistant
Stella received her BSc in graphic design from Queens College (City University of New York). Since she moved to Winnipeg, she worked with children with special needs (e.g., autism). She also taught art to grade 1-5. These work experiences stimulated her personal interests in brain research. In fact, she recently lost her grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Now she is very enthusiastic of being involved with research in neurodegenerative disorders. In her spare time she enjoys baking, drawing, designing clothes, and yoga.
Dr. Iman Beheshti/ PhD
Iman received his Ph.D. degree (2016) in Electrical and Electronic engineering at Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus. During his Ph.D., he was selected (twice) as an honor student because of his academic achievements. After his PhD, he worked as a research fellow at Integrative Brain Imaging Center (IBIC), National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Tokyo, Japan from June 2016 to June 2017. Then, he was trained a post-doctoral student in department of radiology, Laval university, Quebec, Canada from July 2017 to June 2020. Iman was selected as a top researcher in the field Neuroimaging by Quebec Bio-Imaging network in Dec. 2017. His research has a dual focus: ‘Brain imagng analysis’ and ‘advanced machine learning methods’ with a particular interest in “Neuroimaging” fields. He is one of the pioneer scholars in the application of machine learning and intelligent method in neuroimaging research. Iman is involved with different international human brain projects in Canada and Japan.
Natalie received her Honors Bachelor of Science from University of Western Ontario (2016).
Her research interest areas are clinical and translational neuroscience.
Her hobbies include reading, music, and traveling.
Dept. of Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Manzuma is a physician from Bangladesh. She has completed her MBBS ( Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is now working with the preventive effect of the cognitive behavioral therapy on Post traumatic stress disorder among the public safety personnel. She has been awarded "University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship(UMGF),2020" award for her academic excellence. Doing Aerobic physical exercise and cooking different foods are her favourite hobbies.
Dr. Abrar Alhindi
Abrar received her bachelor degree in medicine and surgery from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
(2007-2012) and she worked as a teaching assistant in anatomy department at KAU, SA (2013 - 2017)
She is Interested in researches related to neuroanatomy and radiological imaging.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and going to the gym.
Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
Vinay is aMSC student IN Biomedical engineering (SEPTEMBER 2017 - PRESENT)
Vinay hails from India where he completed his bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Having worked on Graph Theory Analysis of fMRI data for exploring Levodopa induced Dyskinesia for Parkinson’s patients in his internship with Mitacs, he became interested in field of brain imaging, more specifically in the potential of using graph theory for brain modelling to allow to account for brain functioning at voxel level.
His current work will involve using graph theory to visualize SSM-PCA resulting pattern from FDG-PET studies. He believes Graph theory serves as a powerful tool to characterize and quantify large scale structural and functional brain networks. In multivariate method like SSM/PCA, it helps to identify and visualize disease specific cerebral metabolic patterns in whole brain as well as in specific anatomic brain regions, which is often the objective in neuro-degenerative brain diseases’ research.
Abdullah Ramadan grew up in Saudi Arabia and completed his BSc in physical therapy from King Abdulaziz University/ Saudi Arabia. He is a Master student in Department of Anatomy and Cell Science at University of Manitoba. His research interest in Neuroscience. The main focus is understanding the effects of L-Dopa on animal models of Parkinsonism.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading novels and watching soccer.
Dr. Maram Alijuaid , MD
Maram received her bachelor degree in medicine and surgery MBBS.
She is interested in neuroradiology related research especially the ones investigate the brain using functional imaging approach.
In her spare time, she enjoys writing, biking, reading, and yoga.
Audrey completed her BSc in Biology from Southern Arkansas University (Hons.). Minor in Chemistry
Her research Interest is Neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer's disease.
During her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cooking, tennis, swimming, running, reading, community volunteer work.