Jean-Baptiste Poline, PhD

Jean-Baptiste Poline


Associate Professor
Montreal Neurological Institute

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  • Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI);
  • Co-Chair, NeuroHub, MNI;
  • Chair, Technical Steering Committee, Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP);
  • Principal Investigator, Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health.

Jean-Baptiste (JB) Poline, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill; the co-Chair of the NeuroHub and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) at the Neuro; and a Principal Investigator at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health.

Among the early pioneers of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), today, Prof. Jean-Baptiste Poline is a leading researcher in the fields of fMRI, imaging genetics research, and the neuroinformatics technologies that make a big-data approach to neuroscience possible. His work in brain imaging methods, specifically fMRI, is advancing research in neurological and mental disorders by providing unique ways to explore the effects of genetic variations on brain structure, function, and connectivity.

A strong proponent of data sharing and publishing, Prof. Poline led the biostatistics and bioinformatics components of the IMAGEN study, the first European multi-centre functional and structural genetic neuroimaging study in mental health. Prof. He's a leader and longtime member of several international organizations guiding neuroimaging and neuroinformatic developments, notably, the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility and the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. He is also the co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Brain Imaging Methods, which not only aims to advance novel brain imaging methods but to address reproducibility issues as well.

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