Academic Rank:
Associate Professor , Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Short Bio:

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
MR Physicist, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre /ICORD and DMCBH

Dr. Cornelia (Corree) Laule is a physicist and has been involved with nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research for 17 years. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Wayne Moore in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine where her research focused on MRI pathology correlation studies in multiple sclerosis (MS) brain tissue. Dr. Laule was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine in January 2013.

Academic background

  • BSc (Major: Physics, Minor: German), University of British Columbia (1994-1999)
  • MSc (Physics), University of British Columbia (1999-2001)
  • PhD (Physics), University of British Columbia (2001-2005)
  • Research Associate, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia (2005-2010)
  • Post doctoral fellowship, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia (2010-2012)


Research Interest

  • MRI
  • brain & spinal cord
  • myelin
  • T1 and T2 relaxation
  • multiple sclerosis
  • CNS diseases
  • myelin water imaging
  • histology-MRI correlation

Current projects in my lab include:

The lab currently has openings for graduate students. Interested candidates should send their CV and statement of research interests directly to Dr. Laule.

Teaching Interest

My work with the first year physics labs has taught me the importance of exposing this group of students to the practical application of physics, with particular emphasis on how physics training can lead to interdisciplinary medical research. My experience in teaching first year psychiatry residents about neuroimaging continues to be rewarding and challenging as I find ways to engage this group about the importance of imaging in clinical and research settings. Coordinating and lecturing in the Pathology graduate student seminar course has allowed me to disseminate knowledge about a topic I feel quiet passionate about – science communication. Finally, I have been teaching second year medical students as a PBL tutor in the Brain and Behaviour block of their curriculum for the last 3 years and I recently started also tutoring first year medical students for CBL – I enjoy interacting with this motivated group of individuals.