Vesna Sossi is a professor in the University of British Columbia (UBC) physics and astronomy department and the UBC Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health, and an associate member of the UBC department of neurology.
Vesna directs the positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the UBC Charles E. Fipke Integrated Neuroimaging Suite. Her primary areas of interest comprise development and application of advanced multimodality imaging methods to enhance the investigation of neurochemical mechanisms that lead to an increased risk of Parkinson’s; of those that may confer neuroprotection and mechanisms that contribute to treatment-related complications. She uses PET and combined PET/MRI to explore how alterations of multiple neurotransmitter systems and their influence on brain connectivity contribute to different trajectories of disease progression.
Vesna has published more than 210 peer reviewed papers and she has been serving on several national and international review panels.