Thomas Funck, PhD
Thomas Funck, PhD, is a research scientist with the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Funck completed a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and cognitive science at McGill University. After working as a software developer in a neurology lab in Montreal, he decided to pursue an academic career in neuroimaging. Dr. Funck then completed both a master’s degree and a doctorate in neuroscience at McGill University under the mentorship of Alan C. Evans and Alexander Thiel. His doctoral work focused on multi-modal mapping of neurotransmitter receptor distributions in the human brain. Dr. Funck continued this work as a post-doctoral research fellow at Forschungszentrum Juelich in Germany, under the mentorship of Nicola Palomero-Gallagher.
Dr. Funck’s work focuses on combining multimodal brain imaging with advanced image-processing, data science, and AI techniques to build normative atlases of neurotransmitter receptors distributions in the brain. These atlases can then be used to help us understand how neurotransmitters underpin information processing in the brain, and therefore can help us understand how the brain produces rich, complex behavior.
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Neuroscience, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
- PhD, Neuroscience, McGill University
- MSc, Neuroscience, McGill University
- BA, Philosophy, McGill University