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Alan Evans, Ph.D.

McGill University

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Alan Evans, Ph.D.
Montreal, Canada

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McGill University


B.Sc., Physics/Math, Liverpool University, U.K. M.Sc., Medical Physics, Surrey University, U.K. Ph.D., Protein Crystallography - Leeds University, U.K.


Alan Evans is James McGill Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Biomedical Engineering at McGill and a world authority on brain mapping with imaging technologies. His research interests include multi-modal brain imaging, structural network modeling and large-scale brain databasing ( He has 534 peer-reviewed publications (ISI h-index=118 ; Google Scholar h-index=163) and has held numerous leadership roles, notably as director of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre and. In 2003, he received a CIHR Senior Scientist award. In 2014, he received the Vezina Prize for Quebec Neuroradiology, the national Margolese Human Brain Disorders Prize and recognition as a Highly Cited Scientist (top 1%, 100,753 citations) for Neuroscience and Behavior. In 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and elected as Chair of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) in 2016. He is co-Director the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health, using high-performance computing to integrate imaging, behavior, genetics and epigenetics in brain research. He heads a Canadian network in large-scale grid-processing of brain imaging data (CBRAIN) and developed widely-used web-based databasing technology (LORIS). Finally, he founded Biospective Inc., (