Current Lab Members


Corey Baron, PhD

Dr. Corey Baron is a Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute, Assistant Professor of Medical Biophysics at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, and the Canada Research Chair of Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 

Assistant Professor, Medical Biophysics. Scientist, Robarts Research Institute 


Tales Roberto de Souza Santini

Tales is a Postdoc working with Dr. Corey Baron in advanced diffusion and microstructural techniques for ultra-high field MRI. He received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh working on Electromagnetic simulations, 7T RF coil development, MR sequence optimization, and image processing. He also received his MSc and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo and has industry experience working on hardware and software development for medical electronic devices.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Robarts Research Institute


Nico Joseph John Arezza

Nico's research involves developing diffusion MRI protocols and using them to study neurodegenerative disorders. He previously completed an MSc in Biomedical Physics at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) where he investigated cancer cell death using optical coherence tomography. Nico aims to pursue a clinical residency in radiation oncology physics.

PhD student, Medical Biophysics, Co-supervised by Dr. Corey Baron and Dr.Ravi Menon


Paul Dubovan

I am a Masters Student in Dr. Baron's lab. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor in Medical Physics, where I developed an interest in medical imaging and experimental research. My Project involves the application of real-time eddy current monitoring strategies to eliminate the artifacts created by advanced diffusion MRI techniques.

MSc Student, Medical Biophysics, Supervised by Dr. Corey Baron


Naila Rahman

My work involves developing non-invasive MRI acquisition and modelling approaches to enable in vivo tracking of microstructural changes in the brain, such as axon beading, density, and myelination (“microstructural MRI”). Through the use of microstructural MRI, we aim to develop imaging biomarkers for concussion diagnosis and prognosis. 

MSc Student, Medical Biophysics, Supervised by Dr. Corey Baron

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Farah Mushtaha

I'm a third-year undergraduate student in Medical Biophysics. My project focuses on developing and characterizing 3D printed Axon-Mimetic (3AM) phantoms for diffusion MRI validation.

BMSc Student, Medical Biophysics, Co-supervised by Dr. Corey Baron and Dr. Ali Khan


Mohammad Omer, BMSc Medical Biophysics, 2021-22

Kevin Borsos, MSc Medical Biophysics, 2019-21

Jake Valsamis, BMSc Medical Biophysics, 2018-21

Tristan Kuehn, MESc Biomedical Engineering, 2018-20

Aidin Arbabi, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-19