Dr. Wayne Drevets, National Institute of Health, U.S.A.

Neurological Studies of Rewards Processing In Major Depression
Wayne Drevets

Dr. Drevets will give the 2009 Paykel Lecture on the 28th September, 6:30 pm at the Martin Cohen Lecture Theatre, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Research Institute.

Dr. Drevets received his B.S. in Biology from Wheaton College and his M.D. degree from the University of Kansas. He joined the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University Medical School where he rose to the rank of tenured Associate Professor. During these years he conducted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging studies of mood and anxiety disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Marcus Raichle. He moved to the University of Pittsburgh, where he continued to study brain imaging and acquired additional training in the application of PET to receptor imaging. In 2001, Dr. Drevets joined the NIMH Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program as a Senior Investigator. He is currently involved in research employing PET and MRI technologies to better understand mood and anxiety disorders.