Dr. Victor Han (CRC) is a CIHR funded clinician-scientist and an internationally recognized researcher in fetal and placental growth, and perinatal diseases such as low birth weight and preeclampsia. He will lead the perinatal research program, recruit fellows and assist in the design of the MRI hardware appropriate for newborns to ensure translation of technology to relevant clinical populations.

Prof. Daniel Ansari (CRC) is an Associate Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Ansari’s research focuses on gaining a better understanding of how children develop numerical and mathematical competencies, why some children fail to acquire basic calculation skills (Developmental Dyscalculia) as well as what brain circuits are associated with the processing of number and our ability to calculate. Ansari and his team use fMRI, DTI and ERPs as well as traditional behavioral methods to explore these questions.

Prof. Marc Joanisse is an Associate Professor of Psychology. His research team investigates the neural bases of written and spoken language processing using both EEG and MRI/fMRI. Of specific interest are developmental reading and language impairments including dyslexia, as well as comorbidities among these disorders. Collaborations include Elizabeth Hayden (Psych) on DTI in preschoolers, Ken McRae (Psych) in adult language processing and Lisa Archibald & Janis Oram Cardy (Communication Sciences) on language disorders in addition to Ansari and Morton in both DTI, fMRI and theoretical frameworks of development.

Prof. Bruce Morton is an Associate Professor of Psychology. His research concerns developmental and individual differences in cognitive and behavioral self-regulation. His research team investigates brain networks associated with attention flexibility and control using both EEG and fMRI. His team is extending this focus by examining how genetic and environmental influences interact to produce individual differences in behavioral impulsivity a well as critical factors in the outcome of perinatal brain injury.