Vesna Sossi has been a Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department and Adjunct Professor in Medicine at UBC since 2001; she has been leading the UBC Positron Emission Tomography (PET) brain imaging program since 2009. Most recently she has been awarded CFI funds to establish a multi-modal hybrid PET/MRI imaging Suite in the UBC Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.  She published more than 180 peer review papers, is funded by several granting agencies, and sits on several national and international review panels.

Dr. Sossi’s research interests span algorithm and instrumentation development as well as multi-modal imaging analysis with particular emphasis on application in Parkinson’s disease and neurodegeneration. Novel areas of her research are further exploitations of the PET/MRI synergies to develop new markers for brain energetics and interactions between hemodynamic and metabolic networks.