Award: Robarts’ Cellular and Molecular Imaging Group wins “lab of the year” at the World Molecular Imaging Congress
September 14, 2021
The Cellular and Molecular Imaging Group led by Paula Foster, PhD, was voted as the lab of the year in a global competition at the 2019 event.
August 25, 2021
Dr. Heather Dean, Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, is among the very first and most impactful researchers of youth-onset type 2 diabetes, particularly within the context of Indigenous youth in Canada.
August 25, 2021
Announcement: Robert Bartha, PhD, re-appointed Acting Director, Strategy and Scientific Integration, Robarts Research Institute
August 24, 2021
Robert Bartha, PhD, has been re-appointed as Acting Director, Strategy and Scientific Integration at Robarts Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, or until such time as a Director is appointed.
August 12, 2021
Western University is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students, staff and faculty, as part of a new policy to further protect the campus community. Those without proof of vaccination must be tested twice a week in order to be on campus.
August 11, 2021
Through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leadership Fund, Matthew Teeter, PhD, received funding for a device to measure wear of orthopaedic implants.
August 10, 2021
Waterloo and Western Universities are teaming up to help drive health innovation and job creation. A $10 million grant from from FedDev Ontario is investing in research and hospital-based strengths of London and Waterloo’s strengths in digital technology.
July 30, 2021
Five Robarts Research Institute scientists received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, part of $9,933,800 in Project Grant funding awarded to researchers at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
July 22, 2021
A new technique developed at Robarts Research Institute to visually iron out the wrinkles and folds in one region of the brain may provide researchers a more accurate picture to understand brain disorders.
July 22, 2021
As the Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Aging, Jane Rylett, PhD, is helping develop research opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults.
July 21, 2021
The company, called Pharmasees, is creating non-invasive vital monitoring technology with remote monitoring and AI predictive capabilities.
July 20, 2021
Principal investigator, Aaron Fenster, PhD, is investigating imaging systems that will combine ultrasound with radionuclide imaging to provide an effective approach to three distinct unmet clinical needs.
July 17, 2021
Dr. Stephen Pasternak is leading a phase 2 clinical trial to study Ambroxol, an over-the-counter cough medicine, with the goal of slowing or stopping the progression of Parkinson’s Disease Dementia.
June 22, 2021
"The pandemic has highlighted that our best option to combat future global crises is to invest broadly in research. As scientists, we see many examples of how evidence stemming from research is the key to solving major problems," writes Lisa Saksida, PhD, in an Op-Ed for the Vancouver Sun.
May 28, 2021
The ImPaKT facility is ground zero for training research leaders to tackle the next pandemic. Mariya Goncheva, PhD, and Corby Fink, PhD, who completed his PhD studies at Robarts, are two postdoctoral fellows unravelling the mysteries of COVID-19 through their work.
Honour: Paula Foster, PhD, honoured with Senior Fellowship from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
May 18, 2021
Foster is the tenth Canadian to become an ISMRM Senior Fellow, and only the third imaging scientist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to ever receive the honour.
March 16, 2021
A multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians is combining powerful brain imaging tools at Robarts Research Institute with expertise on brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy to better understand COVID-19’s neurological symptoms.
March 15, 2021
Robarts’ new vision will support the Institute’s goal to increase the societal impact of its research by producing science that provides new insights into disease and leads to new treatments, training and commercialization.
March 10, 2021
Julieta Lazarte is investigating the underlying genetic causes of atrial fibrillation to improve early diagnosis. As an MD/PhD Candidate training with Dr. Robert Hegele, she is also learning how to communicate effectively with patients.
March 05, 2021
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have announced the results of their October 2020 grants competition. Schulich Medicine & Dentistry research teams in the areas of primary care reform, breast cancer, COVID-19 and more received more than $7.4 million in grant funding.
March 03, 2021
Gregory Dekaban, PhD, has been appointed as Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2026.
February 28, 2021
A team of researchers across Canada, including collaborators from Robarts Research Institute, is shedding light on how our bodies develop immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and may help to assess how effectively current vaccines are at conferring long-term immunity.
February 24, 2021
Ravi Menon, PhD, along with his research team, have received Brain Canada’s 2019 Platform Support Grant, to support the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) at Robarts Research Institute.
February 18, 2021
Difficulties with communication are some of the earliest symptoms of psychosis. A new study has found that this may be because, like a small airport trying to handle all the air traffic from a big international airport, parts of the brain not meant to process language are trying to perform this complex job in patients with psychosis.
February 04, 2021
John Ronald, PhD, is rethinking cell therapy for cancer. He is using cancer cells engineered in the lab and injected back into the circulation to deliver therapeutics right to the site of the cancer.
February 01, 2021
Ting-Yim Lee, PhD, has developed cutting-edge imaging software that measures blood flow in bodily tissues, helping to guide treatment for stroke patients.
January 05, 2021
Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD, was named one of the 2019 appointees to the Order of Ontario, in recognition of her achievements as an internationally recognized researcher and a leader in education and mentorship.