Mentorship for MBP Graduate Students

Statistical Analysis Assistance for MBP Graduate Students and Faculty


"How to" for graduate students
planning a career in the biomedical
and pharmaceutical industries


graduate students
and faculty


Dr. Barry Janssen

 Dr. Janssen (MBP Adjunct Professor) conducted his PhD research in the Department of Physiology at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands and the Department of Biomedical Technology at the Eindhoven University of Technology (EUT). His doctoral project focused on the presence of spontaneous leukocyte rolling in the rat skin microcirculation.

After graduation, he worked for several years in sales and management positions in the pharmaceutical industry while remaining involved in scientific research. This made him aware that most biomedical students are rarely exposed to corporate settings which have significantly different dynamics than those found in academic institutions. Combining a strong scientific background with business and managerial acumen learned from working in a corporate environment has great benefits for both students and partner companies involved. It also increases opportunities for preferred placement in today's highly competitive global job market.  

Dr. Janssen's hands-on experience enables him to act as a mentor for students interested in this type of career advancement.

To set up an appointment please contact him via his email:

Research Interests:
Dr. Janssen’s current research focuses on the physiology of the microcirculation, more specifically on the optical signals associated with blood perfusion and the transportation of oxygen through tissue. He has recently received a major research grant from Covidien, a corporate partner with Western.



 Dr. Yves Bureau

The Department is pleased to offer consulting services for projects associated with faculty and graduate student research.

Students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantages of the consulting services offered by Dr. Yves Bureau (MBP Adjunct Professor) who serves as the “on-call” statistician to the Department.  

Advice is provided on the design of experiments or interpretation of results with considerable variability (e.g. data from a small group of biological specimens, small animals, or clinical subjects).

For one-on-one assistance on statistical methods and software tools, please contact Dr. Bureau for an appointment:

Dr. Yves Bureau

Phone : 519 646-6005 (ext 65739)








Important News for 2014 Graduate Applicants

In Your Statement of Intent, 
please indicate in which area(s) of graduate research you are interested & why your academic and research background has attributes relevant to your intention to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Biophysics.

If you are a domestic applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

If you are applying to the PhD Med Biop Clin MSc CAMPEP Accredited stream of the Medical Biophysics graduate program - START HERE

If you are an international applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.

MUST READ: Graduate Chair's Notes for All MBP Students

The Top 10 Things A MBP Graduate Student Needs To Know (presented by Baraa Al-Khazraji, senior PhD student)

Above presentations best viewed using Google Chrome

Western's Learning Skills Services for Graduate Students offers excellent advice and counselling about balancing the challenges of conducting research, writing your dissertation, and maintaining a personal life. An effective example of their services is tips on time management

View the Slide Show from the 2013 A. C. Burton Lecture

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In Memory of Dr. Alan C. Groom, Professor Emeritius, the Alan C. Groom Memorial Fund Has Been Established. See Presentation  ...
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Founder, Medical Biophysics, UWO, and
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductee


View UWO Libraries video seminars presented by globally recognized scientists covering all biomedical topics


Also of interest:

Department of Medical Biophysics - Learning through Research