Piotr Kozlowski, PhD
Dr. Piotr Kozlowski is the Director of the Imaging Centre. Piotr has a great deal of experience in working with small bore MRI systems.
Alex MacKay, PhD
Dr. Alex MacKay is the former director of the UBC MRI Research Centre, as well as Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Radiology.
MR TECHNOLOGIST - 3T SUPERVISOR
Laura Barlow, RTR, RMTR
Laura has 18 years of Medical Imaging experience with 7 years in clinical MRI practice. She joined the UBC MRI Research centre team in 2015 and has enjoyed the transition to research. She is responsible for the staff and daily operations of the clinical research MRI facility.
Karina Antonenko, MBA
Karina Antonenko brings with her more than 7 years of administration experience at UBC and over 16 year experience in financial management as well as more than 9 year experience with HR processes and management. She is responsible for overseeing and managing all administrative, human resource and financial operations of the Imaging Centre.
Talia Vertinsky, MD, FRCP
Dr. Vertinsky is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, UBC, and full time Clinical Neuroradiologist at VGH.
She has a BSc in Cellular Biology and Genetics from UBC and MD from UBC and completed Residency in Radiology at UBC and Fellowship in Neuroradiology in Stanford.
She is responsible for all Radiological aspects of the Imaging Centre.
FORMER CENTRE RADIOLOGIST
David Li, MD, FRCP
Dr. David Li is Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Emeritus Director of the MS/MRI Research Group.
Andrew Yung, MSc
Andrew joined the Imaging Centre in 2004 having graduated with a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins in Biomedical Engineering. Andrew brings experience and expertise in radiofrequency coil development . He is responsible for daily operations of the Bruker Biospin 7T MR scanner and is the Safety Officer for the 7T facility.
Kirsten Bale, BSc
Kirsten joined the 7T team in September 2019 after completing her BSc in Physics at UBC, where she devoted time to the study of NMR. She brings experience in data analysis and is responsible for operating the 7T scanner.
Jeannette Procter, BSc, RTMR
Jeannette was originally trained in England, and has called Canada home for the past 10 years. She has almost 20 years experience in MRI, and is looking forward to the opportunity to expand her knowledge and experience in advanced imaging techniques.
Neale Wiley, BSc, RTMR
Neale has a background in physics and several years of clinical MR experience. He joined the UBC MRI Research department as a technologist in 2019 and has a fascination with everything MR related.
Peter Kapela, Bsc, RTMR, RTNM
Peter has been an MRI technologist for over ten years. Prior to that he worked as a Nuclear Medicine Tech. This profession has taken him to many places and ultimately back to Vancouver.
Jaemin Chung, BSc, RTMR
Jaemin received her education in Ontario before returning to Vancouver in 2017. Prior to becoming an MRI technologist, she worked as a nuclear medicine technologist with most of her experience in radiopharmacy and quality assurance.
Philips MR Clinical Scientist
Guillaume Gilbert, PhD
Guillaume is a Philips MR Clinical Scientist based in the Montreal.
Philips MR Clinical Scientist
Erin MacMillan, PhD
Erin is a Philips MR Clinical Scientist based in the Lower Mainland. She divides her time equally between the UBC MRI Research Centre and the SFU ImageTech Lab. She supports research on the Philips MRI systems, acts as a liaison within and between the research sites and Philips, helps to connect researchers with resources available through Philips, collaborates on a wide range of projects, and pursues her own technical development projects in MR spectroscopy and myelin water imaging.
MR Imaging Scientists at the UBC MRI Research Centre
The following MR Imaging Scientists have made and/or are making invaluable contributions to the UBC MRI Research Centre. They are experts in MR and they play an essential role in developing, implementing and optimizing the MR acquisition and analysis techniques we use at the Centre. We depend upon these colleagues to keep our Imaging Centre capabilities at the state of the art.
Shannon Kolind, PhD - Associate Professor (Neurology)
Cornelia Laule, PhD - Associate Professor (Radiology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)
Stefan Reinsberg, PhD - Associate Professor (Physics & Astronomy)
Bretta Russell-Schulz, MSc - Research Assistant
Roger Tam, PhD - Associate Professor (Radiology)
Irene Vavasour, PhD - Senior Imaging Scientist (Radiology)