Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence

Our Grand Challenge is to develop a deeper understanding of how molecular, cellular and tissue structure and organization relate to normal and diseased tissue function. To address this challenge, we will make use of vast amounts of data from multi-modal, multi-scale biomedical imaging, which we will collect/access, manage, and interpret holistically through advanced artificial intelligence. This understanding will help alleviate pressures on healthcare systems by enabling effective personalized medicine.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Abolmaesumi, Purang Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Medical Imaging; Biomedical Engineering; Ultrasound Imaging; Image Guided Surgery; Cancer Imaging; Computer Assisted Interventions; Surgical Robotics
Bashashati Saghezchi, Ali Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Artificial Intelligence; Bioinformatics; Breast Cancer; Cancer Genomics; Computational Biology; Digital Pathology; Image Processing; Machine Learning; Ovarian Cancer; Signal Processing
Benard, Francois Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical isotopes Radioisotopes Nuclear Medicine Cancer Imaging Molecular imaging of cancer Radionuclide therapy, Cancer division, radiology, pancreas centre
Black, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (especially equality rights); Canadian human rights legislation
Chou, Keng Chang Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Chemical physics
Coombs, Daniel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Mathematics; Epidemiology; Mathematical biology; Cell biophysics; Immune cell signalling; Disease models
Currie, Leanne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nursing; Health Care Technologies; Health Information Systems; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Technologies; Decision Making; Computer Architecture; Software Development; Biomedical and Health Informatics; data science; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Human Computer Interaction and Design
Forster, Bruce Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Radiology; imaging
Garbi, Rafeef Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical Technologies; Imaging; Artificial Intelligence; Medical Image Computing; Machine Learning; Computer Vision; image analysis; Biomedical Engineering; Deep Learning
Gleave, Martin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Infectious diseases, interdisciplinary oncology, prostate
Goldenberg, S Larry Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) prostate cancer, men’s health issues
Haas, Kurt Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; Neurological Diseases; Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases; Neuronal and Synaptic Activity; Neuronal Systems; Neuronal Modeling; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Autism; Epilepsy; Synaptic Plasticity; Dendritogenesis; Brain Circuit Development; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Neuronal Computation
Hafeli, Urs Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pharmacokinetics; Imaging; Radiotherapy; Immunotherapy; Development of Drug Delivery Systems; Radiopharmaceuticals; Radioimmunotherapy; Magnetic Targeting; Targeted Drug Delivery; Novel polymers; Nanoparticles; Microspheres; Microneedles; Bioconjugates
Huntsman, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Corporate Law; Contracts; Competition Law; legal history
Kozlowski, Piotr Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) development and application of MRI techniques to study pre-clinical models of human diseases with specific focus on cancer and spinal cord injuries; development of the multi-parametric MRI techniques for prostate cancer diagnosis in the clinical setting.
Lam, Stephen C Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Lung cancer, optical imaging, tomography, spectroscopy
Lin, Kuo-Shyan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) development of radiotracers for applications in oncology and neuroscience, development of radiolabeled 2-arylbenzothiazoles for imaging amyloid plaques in the brain of Alzheimer's disease patients, development of radiolabeled bioactive molecules for cancer imaging
MacVicar, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Brain Research, epilepsy, astrocyte, glia, dendrites, synapse, imaging, two photon laser scanning microscopy, neurophysiology, Role of calcium, regulation of neurons, cell death
McKeown, Martin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Parkinson's Disease; novel treatments for Parkinson's; Monitoring Parkinson's; Brain Stimulation; Biomedical Engineering
Mulpuri, Kishore Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cerebral Palsy; Bone Diseases; Connective Tissue Diseases; Joints (Articulations); Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders; Muscle; Muscular Diseases; Neuromuscular Diseases; Musculoskeletal Deformation; Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair; Trauma / Injuries; Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip; Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis; Pediatric Hip Conditions; Methodological Research; Orthopaedic Engineering; Patient Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance; Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma
Murphy, Timothy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neuronal Systems; brain imaging; stroke; depression; Autism
Nabi, Ivan Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Intracellular signaling during neurite outgrowth and sprouting, Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration, Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development
Nguan, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health Care Technologies; Transplantation and Graft Rejection; Robotics and Automation; Shape Recognition and Computer Graphics; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Optimization, Control and Operations Research; Ethics and Health; Telemedicine; Health Information Systems; Prostate; Prostate Cancer; Male Urogenital System Disorders; Doppler ultrasound; Diagnostic Techniques; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Nursing; Applied Genetics; Gene Therapy; Genetic Markers; Molecular Genetics; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; GeneTherapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases; Immunotherapy; Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines; Hemodynamic measurements; Hyperthermia and Hypothermia; Renal Diseases; Renal Insufficiency/Failure and Malabsorption; Renal System; Urogenital Pathologies; Urogenital System; Acoustics; Lasers; X-Rays; Optics and Photonics; Sensors and Devices; Bioinformatics; Virtual Reality; Data mining; Technological Innovations; Educational Technologies; Educational Approaches; kidney transplantation; patient reported outcomes; medical apps for mobile health; machine learning analytics of medical imaging; machine learning analytics of complex medical data outcomes
Nicolaou, Savvakis Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging; Computed Tomography; Artificial Intelligence; Emergency Radiology; Trauma Radiology; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Rauscher, Alexander Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Algorithms; Brain Metabolism; Imaging; Neurological Diseases; Modelization and Simulation; magnetic resonance imaging; physics; quantitative susceptibility mapping; myelin water imaging; brain
Reinsberg, Stefan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical physics, MRIs
Rohling, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical Imaging, Medical Information Systems, Robotics, Interventional Ultrasound, 3D Imaging, Spatial Compounding, Robotic System Calibration, Elastography, BioMEMS, Biomedical Engineering, Medical imaging and information systems, robetics, ultrasound imaging in 2D and 3D, biomedical technologies
Salcudean, Septimiu Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomedical technologies, Haptic interfaces, teleoperation and simulators, medical robotics, imaging and interfaces, optimization-based design, prostate cancer
Schaffer, Paul Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Positron Emission Tomography Imaging
Schmidt, Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Machine learning; Numerical Optimizaiton; Probabilistic Graphical Models; Causality
Sossi, Vesna Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical Imaging, Brain imaging
Talhouk, Aline Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Computer Science and Statistics; Epidemiology; Bioinformatics; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Digital health; Machine Learning; diagnostic models; prevention; personalized medicine; Privacy
Tang, Shuo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biophotonics, biomedical optics, optical tissue imaging instrumentation, optical coherence tomography, multiphoton microscopy
Tsang, Teresa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Epidemiology and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation; application of advanced echocardiographic techniques for prediction of pre-clinical cardiovascular disease
Wang, Zhen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Signal processing theory and applications, bioinformatics
Wellington, Cheryl Lea Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Alzheimer's Disease; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Trauma / Injuries; Lipid/Lipoprotein analysis; Structural Tissue Engineering / Biomaterials; Traumatic Brain Injury; Tissue Engineering; Biomarkers; drug discovery; Apolipoprotein E; Cerebrovascular function
Zandstra, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical biotechnology; Medical and biomedical engineering; Stem cell bioengineering; Bioengineering; Synthetic biology; Biomedical Engineering; Immuno-engineering; Biotechnology; Computational Biology; Computational modeling; Gene/Cell Therapy Systems; genomics; Immunology; personalized medicine; Regenerative medicine