• Director, Research Imaging Centre, Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Brain and Therapeutics, University of Toronto


Dr. Houle is the founding director of the Research Imaging Centre. He leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers whose focus is the application of PET, MRI and imaging-genetics to the investigation of mental illness and addictions, and their treatment. His research interests are centered on the development of new PET methodology, particularly new PET radiotracers.


Hicks JW, Sadovski O, Parkes J, Houle S, Hay BA, Carter RL, Wilson AA, Vasdev N. (2014). Radiosynthesis and ex vivo evaluation of [<sup>18</sup>F]-(S)-3-(6-(3-fluoropropoxy) benzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-5-(methoxymethyl)oxazolidin-2-one for imaging MAO-B with PET. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2014 Nov 24. pii: S0960-894X(14)01232-3.

Boileau I, Bloomfield PM, Rusjan P, Mizrahi R, Mufti A, Vitcu I, Kish SJ, Houle S, Wilson AA, Tong J. (2014). Whole-Body Radiation Dosimetry of 11C-Carbonyl-URB694: A PET Tracer for Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase. J Nucl Med. 2014 Dec;55(12):1993-7.

Kenk M, Selvanathan T, Rao N, Suridjan I, Rusjan P, Remington G, Meyer JH, Wilson AA, Houle S, Mizrahi R. (2014). Imaging Neuroinflammation in Gray and White Matter in Schizophrenia: An In-Vivo PET Study With [18F]-FEPPA. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Nov 9. pii: sbu157

Cho SS, Koshimori Y, Aminian K, Obeso I, Rusjan P, Lang AE, Daskalakis ZJ, Houle S, Strafella AP. (2014). Investing in the Future: Stimulation of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex Reduces Discounting of Delayed Rewards. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Aug 29

Sacher J, Rekkas PV, Wilson AA, Houle S, Romano L, Hamidi J, Rusjan P, Fan I, Stewart DE, Meyer JH. (2014). Relationship of Monoamine Oxidase-A Distribution Volume to Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Crying. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Jul 30