Malcolm Avison, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

MCN AA-1105, Nashville, TN, 37232-2310
(615) 343-0522 (office)

Research Description

Malcolm J. Avison, Ph.D., is a graduate of Cambridge University and earned his M Phil and Ph.D. in Chemistry and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. He worked at Yale University and the University of Kentucky before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2003. Dr. Avision is Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Professor of Pharmacology. His current research focuses on the development and application of novel imaging methods for the study of central nervous system (CNS) development and function in health and disease. Projects include functional and structural imaging studies of the effects of prenatal cocaine and alcohol exposure on the CNS in monkeys and humans, and imaging studies of the neuropathogenesis of HIV dementia.

Section: Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

Selected Publications