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Neil Vasdev, PhD

Director of the the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Professor at University of Toronto

Location: Toronto ON Canada

Dr. Neil Vasdev is the inaugural director of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada, where he also serves as the associate director and chief radiochemist of the CAMH Research Imaging Centre. He is also the endowed Azrieli Chair in Brain and Behaviour and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Medicine. In addition, he is a full professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. From 2011-2017, Dr. Vasdev was the director of radiochemistry at Massachusetts General Hospital and still maintains a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vasdev is a recognized world expert in the radiochemistry development and discovery of novel PET radiopharmaceuticals with extensive experience in multistep reactions, basic chemistry and radiochemistry experiments, and bench-to-bedside discovery of novel imaging probes that have led to the first human use of imaging agents.


Associated Grants

  • Developing New 18F-based Brain Tracers for Imaging Synapse in the Human Brain

    2019


  • Developing New Tracers for Imaging Synapses in the Brain

    2018


  • Developing New 18F-based Brain Tracers for Imaging Nerve Interactions (Synapses) in the Human Brain

    2018


  • Imaging Agents for Tauopathies and Alpha-Synuclein

    2017


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