Gaëtan Garraux obtained his M.D. degree in 1997 at the University of Liège, Belgium, and had his internship and neurology training at the University Hospital Center of Liège. After he received his Ph.D. degree in 2001, he completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program at Dr. Mark Hallett’s laboratory, Human Motor Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Md, USA. Dr. Garraux earned his Habilitation degree in 2007, University of Liège, Belgium. Among several awards, he won an NIH Research Excellence Award (USA) in 2003 and obtained research grants from the Michael J. Fox Foundation (2009) and the Belgian Parkinson Foundation (2010). Dr. Garraux is currently a PI at the Cyclotron Research Center, University of Liège, Belgium, and a senior staff neurologist at the University Hospital Center of Liège. Garraux is a (co)author of research articles on neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia. His main research topics range from the genotype to the behavioral and neuronal phenotypes of these conditions using positron emission tomography (PET), structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI and fMRI), and diffusion-weighted imaging.
Biography Updated on 4 April 2012