LAB MEMBERS

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DAVID RUDKO

PhD, Lab Director

David is an Assistant Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering at McGill University. He is also the Director of the 7T Pre-Clinical MRI Unit of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre.

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FOREST LIU

PhD Candidate

Forest is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at McGill. He is applying ultra-high field
functional MRI combined with structural neuroimaging to study network models of brain
connectivity in multiple sclerosis. He also examines the relationship between functional connectivity alterations and cognition in MS patients.

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RISA THEVAKUMARAN

M.Eng Candidate

Risa is an M.Eng. student in Biomedical Engineering at McGill. In her research, she is studying
high-field MRI of cortical demyelination in MS, inhomogeneous magnetization transfer mapping and multi-modal MRI/PET imaging of neuroinflammation in MS.

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VIET HOANG

Undergraduate Student

Viet is a senior undergraduate student in computer science and biology at McGill. He is applying
diffusion weighted MRI to study tract-specific white matter pathology in MS. As part of this
project, he is using fiber tracking methods for whole-brain structural connectivity mapping.

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DUMITRU FETCO

Research Assistant

Dumitru is a research assistant in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill. He studies multiple sclerosis using neuroimaging and qualitative/quantitative image processing methods.

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MARIUS TUZNIK

Research Assistant

Marius is a research assistant who works in the Pre-Clinical MRI Unit of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at McGill University. He guides investigators with pre-clinical high field MRI research development, acquisition and subsequent image analysis.

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AHMED ELKADY

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ahmed is a MITACS Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology/Neurosurgery at
McGill. His research focuses on quantitative, myelin-sensitive MRI methods, gradient-echo MRI
techniques for quantitative susceptibility mapping and applications of machine learning to MRI. He applies these methods for multiple sclerosis patient brain imaging.

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VLADIMIR GROUZA

PhD Candidate

Vlad is a PhD student in the Quantitative Life Sciences Program at McGill. His research
investigates brain microstructure with quantitative ultra high field MRI, computational modeling
and chemical histology. He applies these methods for imaging a mouse model of hypomyelination.

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JOHNNY DER HOVAGIMIAN

M. Eng Candidate

Johnny is an M.Eng. student in Biomedical Engineering at McGill. He is developing a 7 T MRI
head coil for multi-nuclear imaging of 31P and 1H. As part of his research, he uses
electromagnetic field modeling and circuit analysis.

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MY TRAN

Undergraduate Student

My is an undergraduate student in Physics at McGill. She is using quantitative magnetic susceptibility imaging to study sub-cortical neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

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MICHAEL OSHEROV

Clinical Research Fellow

Michael is a clinical research fellow in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at
McGill. He is studying the relationship between cortical magnetization transfer ratio and motor impairment in relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive MS.