Dr. Mirza Faisal Beg
Professor, Engineering Science
APEG BC Meritorious Achievement Award Winner
NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement
Dr. Beg received numerous research awards, including the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEG BC) 2012 Meritorious Achievement Award. Dr. Beg is trained in engineering, biology and mathematics. Drawing from international MRI databases containing the brain scans of hundreds of older adults with and without Alzheimer’s, he is taking precise measurements to pinpoint where and how brain structures change at the onset. His research will help take the guesswork out of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, especially in its early stages and assess whether new Alzheimer’s drugs are effective in slowing progression of the disease.