Neuroimaging | Visualization Simulation

About Us

Brain3DVis 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.. For a complete list of publications, please click here.


PhD Students

Oleksiy Zaika

(Anatomy & Cell Biology)

I studied under the Bio-Medical Sciences umbrella at the University of Guelph, with a specialization in neuroscience. In my final year, I found myself split between research in neuroscience (role of histone acetylation in memory in rats) and anatomy education and dissection study in human kinetics. As the year progressed, I found myself drawn to the field of anatomy and its complex role in medicine. I decided to pursue a Master’s in Clinical Anatomy, which has opened my eyes to the breadth of research in medical education. This research project has developed into the focus of my PhD work.


Sara Abdelkader


Sara has earned her Master of Engineering from Hunan university, China 2012 in Computer Science and Technology. The master's thesis title is: " Auto driving car using Fuzzy logic approach". She worked as a teaching assistant at Suez Canal university from 2005 to 2009 in Information Systems department.  

Master's Students

Denis Kikinov


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.

Priyanka (Poly) Roy

(Medical Biophysics)

I am currently doing my master’s in medical biophysics under the supervision of Dr. Sandrine De Ribaupierre. Before that, I completed a  bachelor’s in medicine and surgery (MBBS) and  a 1-year clinical internship from Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I also obtained a diploma in medical ultrasound (DMU), a certificate course in diabetology (CCD), and completed post-graduation training (PGT) in radiology and imaging in Bangladesh. 

Daiana Roxana Pur

(Biomedical Engineering)

I completed my undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Hons. BMSc), and I am now pursuing my Masters training in Biomedical Engineering (MESc) with a specialization in imaging. My research interests revolve around the use and development of various approaches to visualize multimodal neuroimaging data (i.e. functional and structural MRI) and their application in neurosurgical planning, with a special interest in augmented reality applications.

Estee Goldberg

(Biomedical Engineering)

I am a current MESc Candidate in the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. I received my BSc in Biology from the University of Western Ontario in 2017.

My research interests include fMRI, Fetal, Neonatal, Motion Correction, Human Development, and Brain Connectivity Networks.

Omar Moharrem


Ikhlas Ahmed Hashi


Daamoon Ghahari


My name is Omar Moharrem. I am a part-time masters student and a full-time software performance developer/consultant at IBM. My job is to make software and servers perform better, improve reliability, and optimize resources. I am working under professor Eagleson to research the effects on performance and accuracy of training medical students and neurosurgeons to perform specific surgery-related actions using the leap motion hand tracking device.

Research Assistants & Undergraduates

Marcus Lo

(Research Assistant)

I completed my undergraduate degree in Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Currently, I am a research assistant working with Dr. de Ribaupierre on a project attempting to establish thresholds for surgical intervention in infants who have had an intraventricular hemorrhage. My research interests include 3D head ultrasound, neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants in intensive care, and spina bifida.

George Gainham

(Honors Thesis)

I am an undergraduate researcher currently pursuing a BSc. in Neuroscience (2019) at the University of Western Ontario. Dr de Ribaupierre is my thesis supervisor for our project on BOLD signal variability in children. BOLD signal variability, historically regarded as unwanted ‘noise’, has recently been shown to be of functional importance (especially during tasks). Since there is some controversy in the literature regarding the role of BOLD signal variability in children & resting state, we are currently trying to elucidate this phenomenon.




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