Discover April 2014

Kyle Gilbert, PhD, carries out work that is equal parts skill and imagination. He designs and fabricates radio frequency coils used in MRI scanners, allowing scientists to image very specific subject matter. Gilbert's work on site at Robarts is invaluable to advancing health research. Read More


In the news
Michael Poulter, PhD, was featured in the Toronto Star for his work uncovering a compound in the root of the dephinium flower that acts as a powerful anti-seizure medication. Read the full story


Pushing the envelope
Trevor Morey, PhD Candidate, is developing a new method for measuring the half-life of proteins that may change the way lab work is done around the world. Read More


Showcasing an emerging science
MRI cell-tracking is the only non-invasive way of tracking cells in the body. Robarts will be hosting a Cell-Tracking Symposium in June featuring leaders in this emerging field. Read More




Vitamin D and brain volumetric changes: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Annweiler C, Annweiler T, Montero-Odasso M, Bartha R, Beauchet O.

Dynamic contrast enhanced CT aiding gross tumor volume delineation of liver tumors: An interobserver variability study.
Jensen NK, Mulder D, Lock M, Fisher B, Zener R, Beech B, Kozak R, Chen J, Lee TY, Wong E.

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Molecular Medicine Series
with Brian Heit

April 22 | 12:30 p.m.

Molecular Medicine Series
with Steve Lacroix

May 6 | 12:30 p.m.

Discover Robarts Presentation Series
with Dr. Geoff Pickering

May 8 | 7:00 p.m.

Celebration of Excellence Dinner & Awards Banquet
May 21 | 6:00 p.m

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Drs. Michael Strong, Michael Rieder and Jane Rylett
Nanjing, China

Robarts Scientists travelled to China earlier this month for the first annual Western University and Nanjing Medical University Research Symposium. Read More


Discover Robarts
David Holdsworth, PhD, captivated an audience of 70 at the premiere Discover Robarts Community Presentation, however, it was his three-inch high 3-D printed stainless steel cat that stole the show. Read More

Congratulations BIRC
The Biomedical Imaging Research Centre (BIRC) team is this year's recipient of the Dean's Awards of Excellence for Faculty - Team Award.  Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Rieder
Dr. Michael Rieder has been honoured with a 2014 Distinguished University Professorship (DUP). Rieder, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Wellness, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Robarts Research Institute Scientist, was recruited to Western in 1998 and is currently a professor in the departments of Paediatrics, Medicine and Physiology & Pharmacology. Read More

North American Occupational Health and Safety Week
NAOSH takes place from May 4 – 10, and offers the perfect time to take a look around your work station to ensure it is as safe as can be for yourself and your colleagues.  Read More

Save the date: Robarts Research Retreat - June 9
Plan to join us for the Robarts Research Retreat. This one-day Robarts-exclusive event will bring together the Robarts community for poster and oral presentations and a keynote address from Dr. Brian J. Bacskai, Department of Neurology, Harvard University. Read More

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