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Dr. Mark Henkelman


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Dr. R. Mark Henkelman is a Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist and Director of the Mouse Imaging Centre (MICe) at the Hospital for Sick Children. His laboratory develops a variety of sophisticated three-dimensional imaging techniques to evaluate phenotypes in mice representative of human diseases and to follow disease progression and response to treatment over time. These methods will be applied to mouse models of cerebral palsy to assess the mechanism and outcomes of novel interventions. Dr. Henkelman is a co-author on over 350 publications, 622 abstracts and numerous presentations worldwide. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Imaging awarded by the Government of Canada. He was awarded a Gold Medal from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 1998; appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a University Professor, the highest honor that the University of Toronto awards to its faculty in 2005; and, awarded the Killam Prize in Health Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2010. For relaxation, he goes canoeing and kayaking in remote areas. For more information, see

Areas of Focus

Imaging for mouse phenotyping, Vascular development, Multiple mouse MR imaging, Micro CT and ultrasound biomicroscopy of mice, Optical and bioluminescent imaging of mice