Ravi Menon (Director)

Ravi Menon


Facility Director, CFMM
Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, and Psychiatry, Western University
Canada Research Chair in Functional and Molecular Imaging
Contact Information:
• Darlene Goodine, Administrative Assistant
• Phone: (519) 663-5777 x25251
• Fax: (519) 931-5260
• Email: dgoodine at robarts dot
• Website: www.robarts.ca/ravi-menon

Profile & Research Interests

Ravi Menon (CRC) has directed the CFMM since its inception in 1994. He has 22 years of hands-on MRI, MRS and fMRI pulse-sequence and RF hardware contributions in humans at high and ultra-high magnetic fields (≥4T) and 22 years of similar experience with large animals at 4.7T, 7T and 9.4T. Along with his former Minnesota colleagues (Garwood and Ugurbil), he likely has the longest continuous high/ultra-high field track record of anyone in the world [22333670]. He has the leadership experience to manage the team and extensive collaborations, with ~100 of his 140 papers published with other team members on this proposal.


  • Ph.D. Medicine, University of Alberta
  • M.Sc.(A) Medical Physics, McGill University
  • B.Sc. Physics (Hons), University of British Columbia

Recent Publications

  • Characterization of the blood-oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) response in cat auditory cortex using high-field fMRI. Brown TA, Joanisse MF, Gati JS, Hughes SM, Nixon PL, Menon RS, Lomber SG. Neuroimage. 2013 Jan 1;64:458-65.
  • Information processing architecture of functionally defined clusters in the macaque cortex. Shen K, Bezgin G, Hutchison RM, Gati JS, Menon RS, Everling S, McIntosh AR. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 28;32(48):17465-76.
  • Simultaneous in vivo pH and temperature mapping using a PARACEST-MRI contrast agent. McVicar N, Li AX, Suchý M, Hudson RH, Menon RS, Bartha R.
    Magn Reson Med. 2012 Nov 19.
  • Slice-by-slice B1+ shimming at 7 T. Curtis AT, Gilbert KM, Klassen LM, Gati JS, Menon RS. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Oct;68(4):1109-16.
  • Mental chronometry. Menon RS. Neuroimage. 2012 Aug 15;62(2):1068-71.

Recent Publications on Pubmed: RS Menon


  • Top 20 under 40, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, 2002
  • Top 40 under 40 and Best of the Top 40 under 40, Caldwell partners/Globe and Mail, 2002
  • Dean’s Award of Excellence, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2004
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), 2001
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), 2005
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), 2012

Grants Held

  • coming soon!