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Catherine Lebel


Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

(403) 955-7241

Alberta Children's Hospital
B4-513, 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8

Research Activities: 

Magnetic resonance imaging of brain development in children

Primary Area of Research: 

My research uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study brain development in children and adolescents. Using a variety of MRI techniques, I study how brain structure and function change with age, or in response to treatments and interventions. I am specifically interested in how brain maturation and brain plasticity are related to cognition and behaviour, and how these relationships may be different in children with developmental disorders. The aim of my research is to better understand brain changes, with the ultimate goal of providing earlier identification and more effective treatments for children with developmental disorders.

  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)