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Tommaso Volpi

Postdoctoral Associate

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Tommaso Volpi

Biography

During his PhD, Tommaso has worked on kinetic modelling of multiple PET tracers ([18F]FDG, [15O]H2O, [15O]O2) and integration with resting-state fMRI using multivariate analysis, with additional focus on image-derived input function and PET connectivity methods. Current projects involve mathematical modelling of PET data to obtain information on brain physiology (metabolism, receptor and synaptic density), and applications to brain disorders.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Padova, Padova Neuroscience Center (2022)
  • MD
    University of Padova (2017)

Activities

  • A Novel Approach to Modeling Enzyme Turnover Rates after Irreversible Inhibition: a Proof-Of-Concept Brain PET Study in Non-Human Primates
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2024
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2024
  • Kinetic Modeling and Ultra-High Performance PET Scanners: Can We Finally Trust the Microparameters?
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2024
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2024
  • Revisiting Fick’s Principle: A Whole-Brain Blood Flow Estimate from (Almost) Any PET Tracer?
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2024
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2024
  • Image-Derived Input Functions from Ultra-High Performance Brain PET: Are We There Yet?
    Montreal, QC, Canada 2024
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2024
  • Modeling enzyme reactivation rates after irreversible inhibition: a [11C]PF-06809247 MAG lipase PET study.
    Prague, Prague, Czech Republic 2023
    WMIC 2023
  • Asymmetries of synaptic density, blood flow and glucose metabolism in temporal lobe epilepsy: a combined [11C]UCB-J and [18F]FDG PET study
    Chicago, IL, United States 2023
    SNMMI Annual Meeting 2023
  • Modeling the relationship between [11C]UCB-J and [18F]SynVesT-1 PET measures of synaptic density
    Chicago, IL, United States 2023
    SNMMI Annual Meeting 2023
  • Asymmetries of synaptic density, blood flow and glucose metabolism in temporal lobe epilepsy
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia 2023
    Brain & Brain PET 2023
  • Modeling the relationship between PET measures of synaptic density from [11C]UCB-J and [18F]SynVesT-1 tracers
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia 2023
    Brain & Brain PET 2023
  • Investigating the complex relationship between glucose metabolism and the structural and functional properties of the human brain
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia 2023
    Brain & Brain PET 2023
  • Quantitative [18F]FDG brain studies with image-derived input functions: impact of different extraction sites
    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom 2022
    PET is Wonderful 2022
  • The spatial organization of [18F]FDG inflow and phosphorylation and their association with resting-state fMRI measures
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2022
    Brain & Brain PET 2022
  • The role of neurotransmitter systems in shaping glucose metabolism: Evidence from brain PET studies
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2022
    Brain & Brain PET 2022
  • The many faces of 'metabolic connectivity': Comparing [18F]FDG kinetic model parameters vs. SUVR networks
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2022
    Brain & Brain PET 2022
  • Investigating possible nonlinearities in the spatial association between [18F]FDG PET and resting-state fMRI variables
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2022
    Brain & Brain PET 2022
  • Network hubs revealed by “metabolic connectivity” mapping from [18F]FDG kinetic parameters
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 2022
    Brain & Brain PET 2022
  • Anti-correlations between 18F-FDG PET and resting state dynamic functional connectivity: insights into brain network variability
    Virtual meeting 2021
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2021
  • Development of a non-invasive PET/MRI method for quantifying cerebral glucose kinetics
    Virtual meeting 2021
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2021
  • A multiple regression modelling approach to investigate the coupling between [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and resting-state functional MRI
    Virtual meeting 2021
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2021
  • Individual-level molecular connectivity of GABAA receptors: assessing the similarity of [11C]Ro15-4513 kinetics across brain regions
    Virtual meeting 2021
    NeuroReceptor Mapping 2021

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NIH Travel Award 2023WMIC 20232023
Brain Imaging Council Travel AwardSNMMI Annual Meeting 20232023
Niels Lassen Award FinalistBrain & Brain PET 20232023
EMBC Student Paper Competition Geographical Finalist (Europe)EMBC 20222022
Early Career Investigator Travel BursaryBrain & Brain PET 20222022
Niels Lassen Award FinalistBrain & Brain PET 20222022
Gamma Prize – PET contest 2020 for Best Oral Proffered TalkPET is Wonderful2020