Joe Gati (Associate Director)
Associate Director, CFMM
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
- Optimized parallel transmit and receive radiofrequency coil for ultrahigh-field MRI of monkeys.
Gilbert KM, Gati JS, Barker K, Everling S, Menon RS.Neuroimage. 2015 Oct 20. pii: S1053-8119(15)00959-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.048. [Epub ahead of print]
- Electrophysiological signatures of spontaneous BOLD fluctuations in macaque prefrontal cortex.
Hutchison RM, Hashemi N, Gati JS, Menon RS, Everling S.Neuroimage. 2015 Jun;113:257-67. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.062. Epub 2015 Mar 30. PMID:25837599
- Cerebral blood flow velocity underestimates cerebral blood flow during modest hypercapnia and hypocapnia.
Coverdale NS, Gati JS, Opalevych O, Perrotta A, Shoemaker JK.J Appl Physiol (1985). 2014 Nov 15;117(10):1090-6. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00285.2014. Epub 2014 Jul 10. PMID:25012027
- Multiple sclerosis: improved identification of disease-relevant changes in gray and white matter by using susceptibility-based MR imaging.
Rudko DA, Solovey I, Gati JS, Kremenchutzky M, Menon RS.Radiology. 2014 Sep;272(3):851-64. doi: 10.1148/radiol.14132475. Epub 2014 May 14. PMID:24828000
- Inter-echo variance as a weighting factor for multi-channel combination in multi-echo acquisition for local frequency shift mapping.
Liu J, Rudko DA, Gati JS, Menon RS, Drangova M.Magn Reson Med. 2015 Apr;73(4):1654-61. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25247. Epub 2014 Apr 18. PMID: 24753032
- There’s more than one way to scan a cat: imaging cat auditory cortex with high-field fMRI using continuous or sparse sampling.
Hall AJ, Brown TA, Grahn JA, Gati JS, Nixon PL, Hughes SM, Menon RS, Lomber SG.J Neurosci Methods. 2014 Mar 15;224:96-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.12.012. Epub 2014 Jan 2. PMID:24389047
Recent Publications on Pubmed: JS Gati
- 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.