Arthritis, Health Services & Systems, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Rheumatology
Dr. Diop graduated from University Cheikh Anta Diop (Dakar, Senegal) where he also completed an MSc in physics under the supervision of Prof Ahmadou Wague. He subsequently moved to Laval University (Quebec) where he was awarded a PhD in Physics 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 living cells. In 2006 Dr Diop 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, he became a Research Associate then a LHRI Research Scientist in 2013. Dr Diop is currently an assistant Prof. in the department of Medical Biophysics and the school of Biomedical engineering at Western University where he leads the Translational Biophotonics Lab. Dr Diop’s research focuses on developing noninvasive optical imaging and spectroscopy methods for living tissue with current applications in neuromonitoring and joint inflammation.