Where are they now?
See what some of our IMS graduates are doing today.
Aristotle Voineskos MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
The main focus of Dr. Voineskos’ work while a student at IMS was combining brain imaging and genetics to better understand disease pathways in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. Now, on the faculty, he is continuing that work in his lab at CAMH, known as the ‘Kimel Family Translational Imaging-Genetics Lab’. He describes his work as translational “because we are looking at how molecular genetic risk factors might influence brain structures and connections in order to identify individuals at-risk for severe brain disorders.” Part of this work also includes using gene expression databases, and working with collaborators to image animal models of disease in parallel with the work in humans. Dr. Voineskos explains “the impact of our work lies in its possibility to clarify pathophysiology of disease, identify brain based biomarkers and novel treatment targets in the brain. My work at IMS exposed me to outstanding mentorship and future collaborations with molecular scientists, imaging scientists, and clinician-scientists.
David Kideckel, PhD