University of Calgary

Dr. Bruce Pike


Heritage Medical Research Building, Room 193
Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1

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bruce [dot] pike [at] ucalgary [dot] ca

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Office: 403.210.9480

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PhD (McGill)
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Bruce Pike recently joined the University of Calgary as the CAIP Chair in Healthy Brain Aging and will serve as Head of the Division of Image Science and Deputy Head (Research) in the Department of Radiology.  He is also a Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Prior to his arrival in Calgary, Dr. Pike was the Killam Professor of Neurology and James McGill Professor of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University.  For the past 15 years he was also Director of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Dr. Pike obtained his Ph.D. (Hons., 1990) at McGill University with his thesis research focused on magnetic resonance angiography.  He conducted postdoctoral studies in Radiological Sciences at Stanford University and joined the faculty of McGill in 1993.

Dr. Pike investigates magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods and applications for basic and clinical neuroscience research.  His recent research has focused on quantitative MRI techniques for measuring tissue microstructure and physiology. He has used his methods to demonstrate focal pathology in multiple sclerosis patients that antedate the development of conventional MRI visible lesions by up to two years.  He has also performed pioneering studies on the relationship between cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism in the cortex over a broad range of activation and inhibition conditions in healthy subjects and patients.  Dr. Pike has published more than 200 scientific papers and book chapters, is an editor of the journal NeuroImage, chairs the CIHR MPI grants panel, and serves on the advisory board for numerous international programs.