I obtained my PhDs (1) Neurophysiology and 2) Clinical neurology and human behavior) at the University of Bordeaux, France working on rodents and non-primates models of Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. From 1986, I pursued my training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, USA) in the laboratory of Dr. Delong and got my first exposure to brain imaging methodologies in Louis Sokoloff’s Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism at the NIMH. In 1993 I joined the UBC/TRIUMF PET program. I am currently full Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Neurology) and am a member of both the Brain Research Center and the Pacific Parkinson Research Center. I also maintain a close collaboration with investigators in the University of Aarhus where I hold an adjunct appointment.
- Developing a new model of PD for the evaluation of neuroprotective therapies.
- Evaluation of the effects of stimulation therapies (ECT, VNS and TMS) in PD and mood disorders
- Development of new PET tracers of the Noradrenaline system
- Neuro-degenerative diseases - 2012, Mar 21
- Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism - 2012, Apr 4
- Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology - 2010, Dec 14
- Addiction (Abingdon, England) - 2011, Jan 6
- Psychopharmacology - 2012, Jun 6