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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. 


Gabriel Enrique Varela-Mattatall

Gabriel did his PhD in acquisition and reconstruction strategies from under-sampled data in diffusion MRI and now he applies these strategies for quantitative susceptibility mapping. He expects to combine both MR methods in order to increase the possible set of biomarkers to improve and delineate different neurological diseases.

Postdoctoral Fellow under Dr. Ravi Menon. 


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. 

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


Naila Rahman

Naila's 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, she aims to develop imaging biomarkers for concussion diagnosis and prognosis. 

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


Paul Dubovan

Paul received an undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor in Medical Physics, where he developed an interest in medical imaging and experimental research. His project involves the application of real-time eddy current monitoring strategies to eliminate the artifacts created by advanced diffusion MRI techniques.

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

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Farah Mushtaha

Farah is a first year MSc student in Medical Biophysics. Her previous work in the lab focused on developing and characterizing 3D printed Axon-Mimetic (3AM) phantoms for diffusion MRI validation.

MSc Student, Medical Biophysics. Co-supervised by Drs. Corey Baron and Ali Khan.


Jake Hamilton

Jake received his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences & Physics at Queen's University. His work involves using advanced diffusion MRI techniques to study microstructural changes in the brain following repeated concussion (or mild traumatic brain injury).

MSc Student, Medical Biophysics. Co-supervised by Drs. Corey Baron and Arthur Brown.


Tales Santini, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-2022

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

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