Joe Gati (Associate Director)

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Associate Director, CFMM
Research Scientist, Robarts Research Inst, Western University
Contact Information:
• Phone: (519) 661-2111 x24231
• Email: jgati at robarts dot ca

Profile & Research Interests

Mr. Gati was part of the original high field MRI team in the newly formed Laboratory for Functional Magnetic Resonance Research at the Robarts Research Institute in 1996, recruited to manage the first of its kind 4 Tesla human whole body MRI system in Canada, and one of only 6 in the world at the time. In 2005, the laboratory expanded and became the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) adding Canada’s first ultra high field 9.4T horizontal bore small and medium sized animal scanner with further expansion in 2008 to include a 3T Siemens Prisma along with Canada’s only ultra high field 7T human Siemens MAGNETOM MRI. Currently, Mr Gati holds the position of Associate Director for the CFMM which includes overseeing the day-to-day operations of the 3T/7T/9.4T facilities.

In the capacity of MRI physicist and research scientist, Mr. Gati also manages to maintain his own research interests in the area of novel fMRI contrast and high resolution functional MRI for which he has holds grant funding as a co-applicant. Since 1996, he has been involved in many dozen different research projects including many international collaborations resulting in over 50 peer reviewed publications in such journals as Science, Neuron and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.


  • M.Sc. Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario
  • B.Sc. Honors Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario

Recent Publications

Recent Publications on Pubmed: JS Gati

Grants Held

  • Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC). Overend TJ, Bartha R, Doherty TJ, Gati JS, Lindsay R, Sawant A. Relationship between skeletal muscle strength and size in people with end-stage renal disease on haemodialysis.