Meet our outstanding team.


Marina Salluzzi, PhD



After graduating with her doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Marina has taken on the role of Manager at CIPAC, overseeing daily activity and operations.  She handles all account initiation and administration, financial and personnel administration and, along with the IT team, manages data and databases at CIPAC and troubleshoots technical problems.  Originally hailing from Argentina, Marina earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering there, and her Masters in Electrical Engineering and PhD from the University of Calgary.

David Gobbi, PhD

Senior Software Architect


David is an image processing scientist with a diverse background that includes work in medical image registration, intra-operative imaging and surgical planning, and software application development.  At CIPAC, he leads the software development team and is the resident DICOM specialist. David holds an MSc in Physics from Carleton University in Ottawa and a PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario. In addition to his academic work, which includes working as a Research Associate in the School of Computing at Queen's University in Kingston, he co-founded and managed a software company (Atamai Inc.) full-time for five years in London, Ontario. David is also a long-distance runner and an open-source software developer.

Lucy Lu, MSc

Software Developer


Qian (Lucy) Lu earned her MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. There she studied and developed image processing algorithms for 3D segmentation of ultrasound images of bovine follicles. She then worked at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience where she developed software and algorithms for the automated quantification of activity induced immediate early gene expression on wide-field epifluorescence and confocal images. In 2011, she joined the Seaman Centre and CIPAC and currently works on developing software applications for white matter lesion detection, microbleed detection and relaxometry analysis on MR images.

Nicole Blenkin, BSc

Communication and Documentation


Nicole began her career in research administration and communication for the Project neuroArm and Intraoperative MRI programs at the University of Calgary after completing her Bachelor of Biological Sciences there. At CIPAC, she completes a variety of administrative tasks surrounding documentation, standards, finances and website development.