Neuroimaging | Visualization Simulation
Brain3DViz is a research lab at Western University, London, ON, Canada. With a diverse mix of research assistants, master's, and PhD students, our main research interests concern neurosurgery, neuroimaging, 3D visualization, and augmented reality.
Dr. Sandrine De Ribaupierre
Dr. de Ribaupierre is a pediatric neurosurgeon at London Health Sciences Centre, ON, Canada. Her main research interests include functional brain imaging, especially during development (fetal, neonatal and pediatric). This would include healthy subjects or patients with epilepsy or hydrocephalus. Another focus or interest is surgical simulation and its evaluation. For a complete list of publications, please click here.
Dr. Roy Eagleson
Dr. Eagleson is a professor specializing in computer and electrical engineering at Western University, ON, Canada. His main research interests include 3D Biomedical Visualization and Surgical Simulation, Human-Computer Interface Design for Surgical Skills Training, haptic Interfaces, and Interactive Immersive graphical Interfaces (Volumetric Visualization with GPU programming). For a complete list of publications, please click here.
Matea is a Research Associate at London Health Sciences Centre, ON, Canada. She completed a Master’s of Science degree in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She received a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Before coming to LHSC, she worked as a Research Assistant at the University Health Network in the Neurology Department. Matea has expertise in population health and clinical epidemiology research. Her major research interests include epidemiology and cognitive function.
Created by Liam Bilbie
My name is Denis Kikinov and I completed my undergraduate degree in software engineering at Western University. My interest in the field of augmented reality and virtual reality was sparked when I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Eagleson in my culminating fourth year project, which eventually became the basis for my master’s thesis. I am currently pursuing a Master of Engineering Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering focused on Software Engineering.
Juan Santiago Bottan
I received my MD at the University of Buenos Aires in 2009. I completed my residency
in Neurosurgery at the Central Military Hospital in Buenos Aires and pursued a research fellowship
in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute in Little Rock,
AR in 2014. Following this, I was appointed as staff neurosurgeon in the Pedro de Elizalde Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires. In 2019, I completed a clinical fellowship in epilepsy surgery at Western University in London, ON. For my master's project, I am investigating the role of resting-state functional MRI and functional NIRS in pediatric epilepsy surgery with special focus in preoperative language mapping and postoperative cognitive outcomes.
My main research interest is gaining a better understanding of how developing children with hydrocephalus learn. Specifically, my project uses resting-state fMRI to investigate the visuomotor network in children with hydrocephalus compared to typically developing controls. I also use behavioural measures to examine neurodevelopmental functioning.
My main research interest is studying the rapidly developing brain in utero using fetal fMRI. Specifically, my project uses fetal fMRI scans to investigate functional connectivity of the primary auditory cortex in terms of language acquisition and behavior in children.
I completed my undergraduate degree at Western University in Computer Engineering. My research interest is in leveraging Virtual and Augmented Reality hardware devices to allow for the development and testing of software systems in the healthcare domain. This includes researching and building programs that improve both pre- and post-operative workflows via collaborative planning and analyzing patient data in a virtual environment. I'm also deeply interested in working towards building and validating programs that can be used for skill acquisition before clinicians move on to their next stage of surgical pipeline.
Chandan is a masters student focusing on Artificial Intelligence and AR/VR in the Brain3DViz lab at Western University. He completed his bachelors in electrical engineering at the same institution. During his masters he has completed multiple software engineering internship, enabling him to apply his academic learning in private sector settings.
Jackie is currently helping on the hospital VR project.
Yihan (Jane) Wang
Jane's research is focusing on exploring the cognitive attention deficits in pediatric hydrocephalus children.
My research focus is exploring how pediatric hydrocephalus affects the structure and function of the hippocampus through methods that employ volume segmentation and behavioural testing.
Mehul Satish Prabha
Mahul is currently helping with a project on how post-surgical executive functioning outcomes can be predicted by pre-surgical resting-state fMRI in surgical cases of epilepsy.
Verena is currently helping with a project related to examining the functional effects of hydrocephalus based on changes in brain volume.
Michael is helping out with the hospital VR project
Daniel's research is targeted toward how post-surgical executive functioning outcomes can be predicted by pre-surgical resting state fMRI in surgical cases of epilepsy and discovering volumes of cerebral spinal fluid present in patients with hydrocephalus and their implications.
PHD Student Alumni
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Anatomy and Cell Biology
Saeed Bakhshmand Mahdizadeh
Master Student Alumni
Daiana Roxana Pur
Ikhlas Ahmed Hashi
Priyanka (Poly) Roy
Bahareh Salafian Esfahani
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