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Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping

Principal Investigator:
  • Ravi Menon, University of Western Ontario
Team Members:
  • Adrian Owen, University of Western Ontario
  • Stefan Everling, University of Western Ontario
  • Peter Williamson, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Stefan Kohler, University of Western Ontario
  • Rhodri Cusack, University of Western Ontario
  • Robert Bartha, Robarts Research Institute
  • Melvyn Goodale, University of Western Ontario
  • Steven Lomber, University of Western Ontario
  • Daniel Ansari, University of Western Ontario
  • Trevor Birmingham, University of Western Ontario
  • Amer Burhan, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Jorge Burneo, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Mel Boulton, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Michael Borrie, Parkwood Hospital
  • Arthur Brown, University of Western Ontario
  • Craig Campbell, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Dave Cechetto, University of Western Ontario
  • Blaine Chronik, University of Western Ontario
  • Brian Corneil, University of Western Ontario
  • Jody Culham, University of Western Ontario
  • Robert Cumming, University of Western Ontario
  • Sean Cregan, University of Western Ontario
  • Mark Daley, University of Western Ontario
  • Sandrine De Ribaupierre, University of Western Ontario
  • Greg Dekaban, University of Western Ontario
  • Maria Drangova, University of Western Ontario
  • Neil Duggal, University of Western Ontario
  • Aaron Fenster, University of Western Ontario
  • Davinia Fernandez-Espanjo, University of Western Ontario
  • Valter Feyles, University of Western Ontario
  • Elizabeth Finger, University of Western Ontario
  • Sandra Fisman, University of Western Ontario
  • Paul Frewen, University of Western Ontario
  • Al Getgood, University of Western Ontario
  • Karen Gordon, University of Western Ontario
  • Jessica Grahn, University of Western Ontario
  • Paul Gribble, University of Western Ontario
  • Elizabeth Hayden, University of Western Ontario
  • Robert Hegele, University of Western Ontario
  • David Holdsworth, University of Western Ontario
  • Murray Huff, University of Western Ontario
  • Chil Yong Kang, University of Western Ontario
  • Marc Joanisse, University of Western Ontario
  • Mandar Jog, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Ruth Lanius, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Andrew Leask, University of Western Ontario
  • Ting Lee, University of Western Ontario
  • Stan Leung, Western University
  • Ruth Martin, University of Western Ontario
  • Scott MacDougall/Shackleton, University of Western Ontario
  • Donna McBain, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Seyed Mirsattari, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Derek Mitchell, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Robert Nicolson, University of Western Ontario
  • Bruce Morton, Western University
  • JB Orange, University of Western Ontario
  • Tom Overend, University of Western Ontario
  • Terry Peters, University of Western Ontario
  • Marco Prado, University of Western Ontario
  • Raj Rajakumar, University of Western Ontario
  • Susanne Schmid, University of Western Ontario
  • Cheryle Seguin, University of Western Ontario
  • David Sherry, University of Western Ontario
  • Kevin Shoemaker, University of Western Ontario
  • Shiva Singh, University of Western Ontario
  • David Spence, University of Western Ontario
  • Femke Steijger, University of Western Ontario
  • Michael Strong, University of Western Ontario
  • Jean Theberge, St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Jonathan Thiessen, University of Western Ontario
  • Vilis Tutis, University of Western Ontario
  • Akshya Vasudev, University of Western Ontario
  • Tim Wilson, University of Western Ontario
  • Raymond Yee, University of Western Ontario
  • Barbara Fisher, Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Paula Foster, University of Western Ontario
  • Keith St. Lawrence, St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Darcy Fehlings, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • A. Randy MacIntosh, Rotman Research Institute
  • Donald Welsh, University of Calgary
  • Brian MacVicar, University of British Columbia
  • University of Western Ontario

Project Overview

The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Western’s Robarts Research Institute houses Canada’s only collection of high-field (3T human) and ultra-high field (7T human and 9.4T animal) MR systems. The Centre is dedicated to establishing the anatomical, metabolic and functional characteristics of normal brain development and healthy ageing across the lifespan; as well as establishing the brain basis of developmental, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative deficits. The CFMM enables the research of over 100 local, regional and national faculty (including those in the world-renowned Brain and Mind Institute) and several dozen Canadian and multinational companies. Students from a number of CIHR and NSERC training programs (based at Western and elsewhere) also acquire their data at the CFMM, and several large consortia such as the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration and Ageing (CCNA) and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) utilize the facilities as well. The Brain Canada PSG investment in the CFMM benefits the Canadian neuroscience community by providing (1) cost-effective access to imaging opportunities for new researchers, (2) value-added collaborations between Canadian researchers and international scientists, (3) increased flexibility to pursue new research avenues for existing users, (4) the ability to share imaging data with national and international consortia, (5) the capability to safely and consistently image animal models from mice to non-human primates, (6) training programs and career enhancement for HQP and (7) sharing of unique technologies and methods that are not available elsewhere.