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Dr. Urs Ribary

Professor

Psychiatry

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Director, Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Institute, SFU
Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Fellow, UBC Institute of Mental Health

Dr. Urs Ribary was originally trained in neuroscience and neuropharmacology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He was then Professor in Neuroscience and Director of a functional Brain Imaging Center at the NYU Medical Center in New York City, USA for almost 20 years. In 2007 he moved to Canada as the Endowed BC LEEF Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, the Director of the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Institute (BCNI), and as Professor in Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Simon Fraser University and UBC. Dr. Ribary is a world-renowned neuroscientist and pioneer in human brain imaging with expertise in functional brain network connectivity and communication dynamics in the healthy human brain, in cognitive disabilities, and in patients with psychiatric or neurological symptoms. As the director of the BCNI, he is further facilitating collaborative team efforts across disciplines and institutions towards a coherent, multidisciplinary and world-class networking research institute of brain imaging in developmental cognitive neuroscience and its alterations in cognitive disabilities and neuro-psychiatric pathologies towards specifying detailed neural biomarkers and expanding individual brain-based interventional strategies.

Research Interests

Functional brain network connectivity and communication dynamics in the healthy human brain, in cognitive disabilities, and in patients with psychiatric or neurological symptoms; specifying detailed neural biomarkers and expanding individual brain-based interventional strategies.