• 8905 Citations
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1976 …2020

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Personal profile

Dr. Masdeu trained in Psychiatry at the University of Valencia in Spain and in Neurology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. He then served as a Fellow in Neuropathology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, and has served as a Professor and Chair of Neurology at New York Medical College. Dr. Masdeu became a Professor and Chair of Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Navarre Medical School in Pamplona, Spain. From 2008-2014, Dr. Masdeu was a senior staff physician and scientist in the Section of Integrative Neuroimaging of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch at the National Institutes of Health. He is chairman of the Neuroimaging Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology. He has been a director of the American Academy of Neurology and president of the American Society of Neuroimaging. Since 2007, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroimaging. He is the author of 144 peer-reviewed papers, 62 book chapters, and seven books, including Localization in Clinical Neurology, a standard in the field, now in its 6th edition. Dr. Masdeu joined the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2014. 

Research interests

Dr. Masdeu’s main areas of research have been the following:

-Clarifying the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders
-Using spontaneous lesion models and/or imaging to map the localization of function in the human brain
-Developing novel neuroimaging signs and implementing neuroimaging as a biomarker of neurological disease

Education/Academic qualification

Neuropathology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Neuroscience, PhD, Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

Research Area Keywords

  • Neurosciences

Free-text keywords

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Brain lesions
  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychoses
  • Beta-amyloid

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Pascual, B. & Masdeu, J. C.

6/1/20 → …

Project: Clinical Trial

IL2 in AD

Appel, S. H., Masdeu, J. C. & Roman, G. C.

1/2/20 → …

Project: Clinical Trial

Research Output

A 70-Year Old Man with Dystonic and Choreiform Movements

Perez, A., Roman, G. C., Powell, S. Z-E., Fisher, R., Rivera, A. L., Masdeu, J. C. & Cykowski, M. D., Mar 1 2020, In : Brain Pathology. 30, 2, p. 415-416 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anatomy of 18F-GE180, a failed radioligand for the TSPO protein

Zanotti-Fregonara, P., Pascual, B., Rostomily, R. C., Rizzo, G., Veronese, M., Masdeu, J. C. & Turkheimer, F., Sep 1 2020, In : European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 47, 10, p. 2233-2236 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

2 Scopus citations

Author Correction: Reclassifying neurodegenerative diseases (Nature Biomedical Engineering, (2020), 4, 8, (759-760), 10.1038/s41551-020-0600-3)

Villoslada, P., Baeza-Yates, R. & Masdeu, J. C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nature Biomedical Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
  • Longitudinal Positron Emission Tomography of Dopamine Synthesis in Subjects with GBA1 Mutations

    Lopez, G., Eisenberg, D. P., Gregory, M. D., Ianni, A. M., Grogans, S. E., Masdeu, J. C., Kim, J., Groden, C., Sidransky, E. & Berman, K. F., Apr 1 2020, In : Annals of Neurology. 87, 4, p. 652-657 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle