Dr. Antonio Strafella
Canada Research Chair in Movement disorders and Neuroimaging & Professor, University Health Network (UHN), University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Research Imaging Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & at the Krembil Research Institute at UHN
Dr. Antonio Strafella is a Canada Research Chair in Movement disorders and Neuroimaging and a Professor in the Dept. of Medicine/Division of Neurology at the University Health Network (UHN), University of Toronto. He is a Senior Scientist in the Research Imaging Centre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and at the Krembil Research Institute at UHN. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and serves on Advisory Board of the CIHR-Institute of Neuroscience Mental Health and Addiction and Board of Directors of Parkinson Canada. Dr. Strafella chairs the Neuroimaging Task Force of
the International Movement Disorder Society, and the focus of his research is on Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonisms using advanced neuroimaging technology and novel PET radio-ligands. He is using a number of PET tracers and novel radio-ligands combined with MRI techniques to investigate the pathophysiology of motor, cognitive and behavioral symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonisms.
Dr. Antonio Strafella Grants
- Imaging neuroinflammation in Mild Cognitive Impairment using a novel Translocator Protein 18kDA (TSPO) PET radioligand: [18F]-FEPPA
- Can neuroinflammation be used as a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease?
- Imaging Tau Pathology in Parkinsonisms
- Changes in metabolic activity and gait function by dual-task cognitive game-based treadmill system intervention