Arthritis, Health Services & Systems, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Rheumatology
Dr. Diop was awarded a PhD degree in Physics from Laval University (Quebec) in 2004 for his work on 3D Colloidal Photonic Crystals, under the supervision of late Prof. Roger A. Lessard. He then joined the group of Dr. Rod Taylor at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC, Ottawa) for a 2-year postdoctoral position to work on optical trapping of cells. In 2006 he moved to London (Ontario) to take a 2nd postdoctoral position in the group of Dr. Keith St Lawrence at the Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI). Two years later, Dr. Diop became a Research Associate then a full-time LHRI Scientist in 2013. His work at LHRI has led to significant technological developments, including a method that can continuously monitor absolute cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism at the bedside. In the last five years alone, Dr. Diop has authored 2 book chapters, 23 peer-reviewed journal articles, 17 proceeding papers and more than 30 conference abstracts. He serves as a reviewer for 15 scientific journals, including all the major Optics and Biomedical Optics journals - Biomedical Optics Express, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optics Express, Optics Letters and Applied Optics - as well as the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, NeuroImage, Scientific Reports and The Journal of Pediatrics. Dr. Diop is also a member of Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).