Andrea Soddu, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair

Andrea Soddu

Contact Information

Office: PAB 122
Tel: (519) 661-2111 x82669

Brain and Mind Institute
Medical Physics overview

Research Areas

Medical Physics (Neuroscience)

Research Interests

I am interested in the study of spontaneous brain activity using fMRI, global metabolism and structural connectivity using diffusion tensor imaging in patients with disorders of consciousness, hypnosis, anesthesia, tinnitus and dementia.


  1. Dassanayake, P., Cui, L., Finger, E., Kewin, M., Hadaway, J., Soddu, A., Jakoby, B., Zuehlsdorf, S., Lawrence, K.S.S., Moran, G., Anazodo, U.C. “caliPER: A software for blood-free parametric Patlak mapping using  PET/MRI input function” (2022) NeuroImage, 256, art. no. 119261 DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119261
  2. Porcaro, C., Nemirovsky, I.E., Riganello, F., Mansour, Z., Cerasa, A., Tonin, P., Stojanoski, B., Soddu, A.  “Diagnostic Developments in Differentiating Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome and the Minimally Conscious State” (2022) Frontiers in Neurology, 12, art. no. 778951. DOI:10.3389/fneur.2021.778951
  3. Cortese, M.D., Arcuri, F., Nemirovsky, I.E., Lucca, L.F., Tonin, P., Soddu, A., Riganello, F. “Nociceptive Response Is a Possible Marker of Evolution in the Level of Consciousness in Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome Patients” (2021) Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15, art. no. 771505 DOI:10.3389/fnins.2021.771505
  4. Popiel, N.J.M., Metrow, C., Laforge, G., Owen, A.M., Stojanoski, B., Soddu, A. “Exploring electroencephalography with a model inspired by quantum mechanics” (2021) Scientific Reports, 11 (1), art. no. 19771 DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-97960-7

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Physics 3200: Quantum Mechanics I
Physics 4251: Quantum Mechanics II

Physics 9610: Fundamentals of Physics

Professional Activities

Co-Director, BRAINET