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June 03, 2003— Ottawa, Ontario

Great people. Great minds. NRC's success lies with the talented men and women that give it life. Over NRC's 85-year history, its people have earned an international reputation for excellence and creativity in leading-edge research and innovation - they have won the highest regard in a wide range of fields. The core of NRC's performance and success is the knowledge, imagination, dedication and creativity of its staff and its ability to attract, retain and be a preferred home for the "best of the best." Find out more about one of NRC's great people, Dr. Roxanne Deslauriers.

Dr. Roxanne Deslauriers, Director of Research at the NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics (NRC-IBD) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Roxanne Deslauriers, Director of Research at the NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics (NRC-IBD) in Winnipeg, Manitoba is one of Canada's leaders in the field of biomedical Magnetic Resonance (MR).

Her research interests focus on the application of non-invasive techniques, MR in particular, to biological and medical topics. This includes the development of animal models of human disease as well as technical developments to improve MR spectroscopy of living animals and humans.

She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and member of numerous national and international scientific committees. She is a member of the Executive Committee (Treasurer) of the 4,500 member International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. A Fellow of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Dr. Deslauriers has been invited to speak at many international conferences, most recently in Australia, Italy, France, Poland and Greece where she presented ground-breaking MRI and MRS techniques for the protection of the heart and brain during surgery.

Her most recent research interests focus on the early detection of rejection of transplanted kidneys.

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