Tommaso Volpi was born in 1992 in Padova, Italy. He received his degree in Medicine and Surgery in September 2017 from the University of Padova, Italy.
His M.D. thesis work, under the supervision of Prof. Annachiara Cagnin, concerned the use of [18F]FDG positron emission tomography (PET) and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify signatures of frontotemporal dementia.
After graduation, he pursued research work spending five months in Prof. Maurizio Corbetta’s lab at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, for a project on structural disconnections in stroke patients.
He is currently a PhD Student in Neuroscience (XXXV cycle) under the supervision of Prof. Alessandra Bertoldo and Prof. Corbetta.
His main scientific interests regard the use of PET quantification to derive physiological information on brain metabolism and neurotransmitter function, to extract metabolic connectivity measures from dynamic PET, as well as to integrate PET-derived information with resting-state functional MRI to investigate brain network organization.