Professional and Academic Experience

  • PhD in Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • MSc in Chemistry, McMaster University
  • Honours BSc in Chemistry, Mount Allison University

Appointments

  • Research Associate, Saint Joseph’s Health Care, London
  • Radiochemist, Lawson Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Facility
  • New Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

Research Group

Research Interest Area 

Medical imaging and diagnostics
Nuclear medicine
Neurological disorders

Research Overview

Working closely with clinicians and fellow researchers, we are currently focused on developing radiochemical methods to facilitate the preparation of PET radiopharmaceuticals within Health Canada Guidelines. Due to the short half-lives of the isotopes, these radiopharmaceuticals must be made to order and used the same day with production and quality testing completed in 40 to 90 minutes. Once routine production has been established, we can supply Saint Joseph’s London as well as remote sites in Windsor and the GTA. Through expanding the catalogue of made-to-order PET probes, our capabilities to answer questions about diseases with non-invasive imaging can be expanded here in London and beyond. Further de novo probe development shall also be undertaken.

Publications

Keywords

Radiopharmaceuticals, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Neuroimaging