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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Office:

Tel 204 318 2566

ji.ko@umanitoba.ca

 

500 Terry Francois St.

San Francisco, CA 94158

I received my BSc in electrical and computer engineering at Hanyang University (Seoul, South Korea).  In my senior year, I was fascinated by how neurobiological system can be modelled and interpreted mathematically, so I decided to study the brain.  Then I completed graduate training in cognitive neuroscience at McGill University (Montreal) under Dr. Antonio Strafella and Dr. Alain Ptito. After earning my PhD, I continued my training as a post-doctoral fellow in functional brain imaging at the University of Toronto, once again under Dr. Strafella. Then,

I moved to New York to join in Dr. David Eidelberg’s group (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research) and trained in multivariate brain imaging analysis. In 2014, I got appointed to an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba and I am currently investigating brain imaging-based biomarker and therapeutic brain stimulation.

Academic Qualifications / Research Affiliation

BSc (South Korea) PhD (Montreal)

 

(primary) Assistant 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

STAFF

Lab:

Tel 204 318 2567

Fax 123-456-7890

 

 

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
Eun.Choi@umanitoba.ca
Dept. of Human Anatomy and Cell Science

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.

MSc STUDENTS

MSc STUDENTS

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. 

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.

Vinay Gupta
guptav3@myumanitoba.ca
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.

Alumni

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.

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.