Professors at CRIPT

I am the founder and director of the CRIPT, the Corps for Research of Instructional and Perceptual Technologies in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Western Ontario. The CRIPT encompasses a trans-disciplinary crew of graduate students, ideas, and the will to pursue them. Our work here uses anatomy to explore education technology in order to improve educational practices and ameliorate knowledge translation. We are not bound to the idea that learning is a one way road; students, professors, graduates, and patients all understand more from the work we undertake here.


The  C.R.I.P.T


I teach in clinical anatomy, orthodontics and Periodontics. My interest in imaging crosses those disciplines mentioned previously as well as Egyptology. I am proud to be at the present time the only Canadian who imaged (X-rayed)  the Royal Pharaohs and contributed to two books on this topic.

  1. Dr. K.A. Galil, PhD

  Dr de Ribaupierre earned her MD at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. After a Neurosurgery residency in Lausanne (Switzerland), she completed an epilepsy fellowship in the Foundation Rothschild in Paris (France), then a paediatric neurosurgery fellowship in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

    She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Western Ontario, working as a paediatric neurosurgeon with some involvement in paediatric and adult trauma and adult epilepsy surgery.

   Her main research areas are virtual reality as an educational tool, such as neuroanatomy teaching for medical students and residents, as well as surgical simulation. Her clinical research focuses on epilepsy, cognition and functional imaging. She is collaborating with CSTAR, Robarts and the Centre for Brain and Mind. On-going projects include 3D neuroendoscopy, virutal brain modelling, MRS and DTI in traumatic brain injury and the role of the cerebellum in attention.

  1. Dr. S. de Ribaupierre, MD


A neuroscientist and gross anatomist by training, Dan Belliveau’s research interest focuses on the “science of learning”. Presently he is focusing on two particular areas of learning. First, does three-dimensional representations of anatomy enhance the learning environment? Using the Anatatorium’s unique stereoscopic projection system, anatomical models can be constructed and deconstructed in three dimensions allowing students to complement their more traditional learning. Second, the influence of competition on learning is being actively investigated. Using novel question delivery technologies, Dr. Belliveau is exploring the role of peer-to-peer competition in preparing for and performing on examinations. Together, these studies address the intrinsic and extrinsic cues that influence student learning in an academic setting.

  1. Dr. D. Belliveau, PhD

With and extensive background in Cell Biology I am interested in the 3 dimensional visualization of tissues and organs at the microscopic level for educational purposes. This endeavour involves the preparation of serial histological sections, the processing of digital images of the sections with graphical visualization software, and the development of virtual 3D models and web-based learning modules.

  1. Dr. M. Sandig, PhD

Dr. Timothy D, Wilson
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