Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind Lecture Series: Computational neuroanatomy with magnetic resonance imaging: from meso- to micro- scales

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 16:00to17:00

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Livestreaming via Vimeo

Speaker: Dr. Ali Khan, Ph.D.

Department of Medical Biophysics, Robarts Research Institute

Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Bio: Dr. Khan is an Assistant Professor of Medical Biophysics at Western University, London, Canada, Scientist in the Imaging Research Laboratories and Centre for Functional & Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Robarts Research Institute, and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroimaging. He completed his PhD at Simon Fraser University in 2011, and joined Robarts to continue working on advanced medical image analysis technologies for improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. He leads the Khan Computational Imaging Lab, focused on the development of novel image processing and analytics using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Abstract: Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies are providing the capability to probe the structure of the brain non-invasively at unprecedented spatial scales, promising major neuroscientific and clinical benefits. Ultra-high field strength scanners are enabling higher resolution images to capture meso-scale structure, but not without new challenges in acquisition and image processing. This talk will describe recent work in our lab to address these issues, through the development of computational neuroimaging approaches informed by the intrinsic biology and anatomy of the brain. We will show how new computational models of anatomy are made possible with higher resolution imaging, offering new insights into the well studied hippocampus, and how we are developing and validating quantitative MRI techniques to study microstructure.

The Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind (VBM) Seminar Series will advance the vision of Dr. William Feindel (1918–2014), Former Director of the Neuro (1972–1984), to constantly bridge the clinical and research realms. The talks will highlight the latest advances and discoveries in neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging.

Speakers will include scientists from across The Neuro, as well as colleagues and collaborators locally and from around the world. The series is intended to provide a virtual forum for scientists and trainees to continue to foster interdisciplinary exchanges on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of brain and cognitive disorders.

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