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Antonio P. Strafella, MD, PhD
Chair of the TWRI Visiting Speaker Series
Senior Scientist
Division of Brain Imaging & Behaviour Systems - Neuroscience
Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI)


Message from the Chair of the TWRI Visiting Speaker Series


As Chair of the TWRI Visiting Speaker Series, it is a pleasure to introduce you to our annual schedule of lectures. The series invites outstanding guest speakers whose research is of interest to our scientific community. The nomination of speakers by the Chair is the first and most crucial aspect of this process. In this regard, I work together with Dr. Frances Skinner, Chair of the Trainee Affairs Committee at TWRI. Our goal is to present a lecture series that represents the wide spectrum of interests and disciplines at the TWRI.

Sincerely,

Dr. Antonio P. Strafella
Chair, TWRI Visiting Speaker Series



Dr. Strafella is a neurologist with expertise in movement disorders and sub-specialization in functional brain imaging. His research laboratory located at the CAMH PET Centre is developing a patient-based research program in movement disorders using a multidisciplinary approach that combines brain stimulation (TMS, DBS) and functional brain imaging. Dr. Strafella uses Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and functional MRI (fMRI) to study patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other movement disorders. His laboratory is conducting several studies using different PET ligands to investigate the functional connectivity of the fronto-striatal network, the pathophysiology of the cognitive symptoms (e.g. executive dysfunction) and behavioral symptoms (e.g. pathological gambling, dopamine dysregulation) associated with PD and related movement disorders.

More information can be found on Dr. Strafella's website.


   
 
 
 
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