University of Calgary

Dr. Jeff F. Dunn


Office: HS 171
Lab: HS 2062, 2075, 3038

University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1

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dunnj [at] ucalgary [dot] ca

Phone number(s): 

Office: (403) 210-3886
Lab: (403) 210-3890

Membership Type: 
Full Membership
Academic Rank: 
Professor, University of Calgary
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Tissues respond to low oxygen through a range of mechanisms - from genetic to behavioral. We are developing and applying a range of technologies to study oxygen levels in tissues and how these relate to disease processes. We are also using MR microscopy and quantified MRI to study white matter degeneration, vascular adaptation and molecular imaging in animal models. We have developed methods to non-invasively study angiogenesis in brain in response to chronic low-oxygen -  such as may occur in stroke, MS and high altituted medicine. Animal models include stroke, epilepsy, cancer and MS. We are translating optical technologies to the clinic in areas such as epilepsy, stroke, psychiatry and sports medicine. By using a combination of imaging and histological studies, we aim to determine how the brain adapts to hypoxia, and to apply that knowledge to treatment of conditions such as stroke and migraine.