Dr. Neil Vasdev is the inaugural Director of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry, based in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. He serves as the Director and Chief Radiochemist of the CAMH Research Imaging Centre. He is also the endowed Azrieli Chair in Brain and Behaviour, and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Radiochemistry and Nuclear Medicine. In addition, he is a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
He received his PhD in Chemistry from McMaster University while supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and continued training with a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. He began his research career in the PET Centre at CAMH in 2004. He was the Director of Radiochemistry at Massachusetts General Hospital (2011-2017), where he still holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.