Doris Doudet

Professor, Department of Medicine/Neurology
Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
604 822 7163
Mailing Address 
Rm M36 Purdy Pavilion, 2221 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5


Academic Appointment 
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Other Areas of Research 
PET imaging
Parkinson's disease
Mood disorders
monoaminergic systems

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.

Current Projects 

- 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