HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Scientist at Robarts Research Institute among Canada's Top 20

LONDON, Ont. Robarts Research Institute scientist Dr. Ravi Menon has been named one of Canadas Top 20 researchers aged 40 and under.

A panel of six judges from the United States and Britain selected Menon from nearly 300 science and engineering candidates for the Young Explorers Prize, awarded by The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR).

Menon, 38, is a biophysicist who develops techniques to better image the brain with the countrys most powerful experimental magnetic resonance imaging machine, the 4 Tesla, located at Robarts Research Institute.

Menon holds a Canada Research Chair in Functional Neuroimaging and is also Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, and the Department of Medical Biophysics, at the University of Western Ontario.

The other winners include immunologist Josef Penninger of Torontos Amgen Institute and psychopharmacologist Shitij Kapur of the University of Toronto.

I'm delighted to be named in such select company, said Menon, who grew up in Vancouver and studied at the University of British Columbia, McGill University and University of Alberta in Edmonton. He came to Robarts nearly eight years ago after post-doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota.

This prize recognizes work that our group hopes will have a substantial impact in understanding how the human brain works. The human brain is still one of the big mysteries in life.

Menons work has helped secure Robarts position as an international leader at the interface of imaging and biology, particularly in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which allows neuroscientists to examine the precise areas of the brain involved with functions such as vision, speech, memory and pain. His 11-person lab is also working on techniques to better pinpoint areas of the brain involved in stroke, Lou Gehrigs disease and schizophrenia.

The Toronto-based CIAR is awarding the You
'"/>

Contact: Linda Quattrin
info@rri.ca
519-663-3021
Robarts Research Institute
1-Apr-2002


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientists to prototype cyberinfrastructure for research and education access to ocean observatories
2. Scientists sequence genome of kind of organism central to biospheres carbon cycle
3. Scientists find nanowires capable of detecting individual viruses
4. Scientists discover potential new way to control drug-resistant bacteria
5. Scientists explore genome of methane-breathing microbe
6. Scientists decipher genetic code of biothreat pathogen
7. Stuck on you: Scientists lay bare secrets of bacterial attachment proteins
8. Scientists discover proteins involved in spread of HIV-1 infection
9. Scientists fear new Ebola outbreak may explain sudden gorilla disappearance
10. Scientists reinvent DNA as template to produce organic molecules
11. Scientists visualise cellular handmaiden that restores shape to proteins

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/28/2020)... CHICAGO and FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) , ... ... ... clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that interim results from their 1801 Phase ... Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting which will take place virtually on ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... ... IntegritySM technology-based services specializing in background and medical screening, announces the launch ... planning and keeping their workforce safe. The new service is provided by ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Law Enforcement has always been a highly stressful career – ... of these men and women put them constantly in harm’s way both from the ... have always had to face very high daily stress. Now, COVID-19 introduces another even ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 22, 2020 , ... Regen Suppliers, the ... This includes buy three, get the fourth unit free with no limit on ... exosomes, known as exosomes, have been a game changer for regenerative therapies. The ...
(Date:6/11/2020)... ... June 09, 2020 , ... ... I of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program funded by the National ... Rapid Toxin Detection in the Field”. The project’s goal was to engineer and ...
(Date:5/30/2020)... ... May 29, 2020 , ... Medrio, Inc., the leading provider ... has enabled Cytovale, Inc., a medical technology company dedicated to revolutionizing diagnostics for ... first patient in (FPI) in just seven days. The Cytovale technology will allow ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 21, 2020 , ... Threats to intellectual property, political ... Contrary to conventional wisdom that says the coronavirus pandemic will generally benefit biopharmaceutical ... from the pandemic commercially weaker, dealing with delays in new product launches and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: