Naznin Virji-Babul

Developmental Neurosciences
Degrees / Designations 

BHsc(PT), MA, PhD

Mailing Address 
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health 2215 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3


Academic Appointment 
Assistant Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Diagnostic Imaging

Dr. Virji-Babul is a physical therapist and a neuroscientist. Her lab (Perception-Action Lab) uses a combination of behavioural and brain imaging tools (i.e. EEG, MEG and DTI) to probe the brain and investigate the patterns of brain activation as they relate to perceptual-motor and social-emotional development in children, youth and adults.

Dr. Virji-Babul is also investigating the impact of concussion on the structure and function of the brain in youth ice hockey players using cutting edge brain imaging tools.  The goal of this work is to develop imaging “signatures” of concussion and to study the long term impact of concussion in adolescents.