Mirko Dikšić,

Date of birth:

  • 05/22/1942

Place of birth:

  • Cvetković

Emails:

Academic titles:

  • professor emeritus

Institutions:

  • professor emeritus - Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University

Membership in Academy:

  • corresponding member - Department of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (05/12/2016 - ...)


CURRICULUM VITAE


NAME:                     MIRKO DIKSIC

MARITAL STATUS:    Married, two children.

CITIZENSHIP:           Canadian and Croatian

Web of Science; Citation Report:

Sum of the Times Cited:                                           7254
Average Citations per Item:                                       19.40
h-index:                                                                    42

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • June 2010-present   Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal.
  • January 2006-present  Guest Professor (Adjunct Professor) at the J.J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia
  • January 2002-2006:  Killam Scholar, Montreal Neurological Institute
  • December 1998 ; April 1999, 2006-2012  Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • February 1999 -2001  Acting Radiation Safety Officer, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
  • October 1995  Visiting Scientist and Visiting Professor, King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • January 1992 - May 2010  Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal.
  • June 1986 - December 91: Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal.
  • November 1983 -Oct. 2008: Director, Radiochemistry - Cyclotron Unit, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University.
    Development of new synthesis for radiopharmaceuticals labelled with short-lived positron emitting radionuclides, measurement of brain pathophysiological variables in humans using PET and animals using multi-tracer autoradiography, pharmacokinetic evaluation of these compounds, development of new biological models for brain protein synthesis with special emphasis on brain tumors, and the study of the brain serotonergic and dopaminergic systems in animals and humans.
  • October 1986 - 1991: Associate Co-ordinator for PET Research, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
  • July 1990:  Visiting Professor, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
  • June 1979 - 2010: Associate Faculty Member, Department of Chemistry, McGill University
  • June 1983 - July 1987: Associate Faculty Member, Medical Physics Unit, McGill University
  • March 1979 - May 1986: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal.
    Development of labelling procedures with short-lived positron emitters important in the blood flow and metabolic studies in humans with positron emission tomography and animals using multi-tracer autoradiography. Measurement of pathophysiological variables in human brain with PET, especially brain tumours. Work on in vivo drug pharmacokinetics in the human and animal brain.
  • April 1978 - March 1979: Professional Assistant and Research Associate at the Montreal Neurological Institute with PET Research Group, and at the Department of Chemistry, Professor Leo Yaffe, McGill University
    Work on optimizing production on the cyclotron of some radioisotopes important in neurosciences. Emphasis on the development of the synthesis of 18F and 11C labelled compounds.
  • June 1974 - March 1978: Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, with Professor Leo Yaffe.
    Involved in radiochemical study of fission and nuclear reactions with special emphasis on isotope production important in nuclear medicine. Neutron activation and X-ray fluorescence analyses. Computer Programming (FORTRAN IV).
  • August 1973 - May 1974: Post-doctoral Research Associate with Professor M.L. Muga at Nuclear Science Center, University of Florida, Gainsville, Fla.
    Theoretical and experimental studies of interaction of heavy ions with organic scintillators. Programming (FORTRAN IV).
  • March 1971 - July 1973: Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, McGill University in Professor Leo Yaffe's  group.
    Fission study in a medium energy range; developing fast chemical separations; radioactive decay schemes study; extensive programming (FORTRAN IV).
  • May 1966 - March 1971: Research Assistant at R. Boskovic Institute (Natural Sciences Institute) Zagreb, Croatia.
    Study of "rare" neutron nuclear reactions; development of fast chemical separations; instrumental and radiochemical neutron activities analyses on variety of samples. Programming (FORTRAN II & IV).

EDUCATION

  • University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • B.Sc. 1966. (Chemical Engineering).
  • M.Sc. 1968. "Nuclear-chemical study of (n,gamma) reactions" (In Croatian)
  • Ph.D. 1970. "Study of (n,He-3) and (n,t) reactions upon middle weight nuclei" (In Croatian)

HONORS

  • Rudjer Boskovic Scholarship - 1962-1966
  • Killam (MNI) Scholar - 1982 - 1991
  • Killam Scholar 2000-2006.
  • Innovations in Neuropsycopharmacology Award 2000 from Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Listed in the American Men and Women in Science, Vol. 2, 1992-1993, p.711.
  • Listed in Who is Who in Croatia (Zagreb, Croatia,1995)
  • Listed in Who is Who in Croatian Medicine (Zagreb, Croatia 1996)
  • Listed in Who is Who in World (Marquis 14th Edition, 1997)
  • Listed in Who is Who in Science and Engineering (Marquis 4th Edition, 1998-1999)
  • Appointed as a Guest Professor at the University J.J. Strossmayer, Osijek Croatia (January 2006-present)

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (2002-)
  • International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (1985-2010)
  • International Society of Neurochemistry (1993-2010)
  • Canadian Association for Neuroscience (1988-2010)
  • Society for Neuroscience (1989-2010)
  • Croatian Chemical Society (1964-1988)
  • American Chemical Society (1972-2001)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine (1979-2002 )
  • Radiopharmaceutical Science Council (1980-2002)
  • Brain Imaging Science Council (1987-1992)
  • Canadian Association of Radiopharmaceutical Scientists (1981-1992)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (1985- 2001)
  • International Isotope Society (1987-2001)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992-2002)


EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES

REFEREE FOR JOURNALS   

  • Psychiatry Research
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • The Open Psychiatry Journal
  • The Open Medical Imaging Journal
  • European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
  • Neuroimage
  • Synapse
  • Neurochemistry International
  • Brain Research Bulletin
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neurospychopharmacology    
  • Proc Nation Acad Sci, USA
  • Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  • Journal of Neurochemistry
  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • American J Physiology
  • Experimental Brain Research
  • Life Science
  • Inter. J. of Appl. Radiat. and Isotopes
  • Canadian Journal of Chemistry
  • J. Lab. Cmpds & Radiopharm.
  • Journal of American Chemical Society

RESEARCH REVIEWER

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC) of Canada
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • National Institutes of Health, USA
  • National Cancer Institute, USA
  • B.C. Health Care Research Foundation
  • Health Sciences Centre Research Foundation (Manitoba)
  • University of Toronto Research Foundation
  • Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
  • FRSQ (Quebec)
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC, Canada

EDITOR

  • Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability (Since 2013)

EDITORIAL BOARD:

  1. Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Psychiatry Journal (since July 13, 2007)
  2. Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Medical Imaging Journal (since Nov. 07)
  3. Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Nuclear Medicine Journal (since Nov. 2008)
  4. Member of the Editorial Board of the Medicinski Vjesnik (since Nov. 2008)
  5. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability (since January 2012)
  6. Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Synthesis Theory and Applications (since June 2012)
  7. Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Materials Chemistry (OJMC) (since March 2012)
  8. Member of the Editorial Board for Current Psychopharmacology (since July 2011)
  9. Member of the Editorial Board of Brain Disorders & Therapy journal (since February 2012)
  10. Member of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry (since June 2015)
  11.  Member of the Editorial Board Membership in the Journal of Neurology and Therapy (since September 2015)
  12. Member of the Editorial Board of the Mental illness and treatment (since September 2015)
  13. Member of the Editorial Board of the Insights in Medical Science (since October 2015)
  14. Member of the Editorial Board of the Bipolar-Disorder Journal (since November 2015)
  15. Member of the Editorial Board of the Madridge Journal of Analytical Sciences & Instrumentation (since January 2016)
  16. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pain & Relief (since October 2015)
  17. Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Neurology and Therapeutics (since February 2016)


MEMBER OF THE OF THE BRAIN DISORDERS AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES-5 STUDY SECTIONS (BDCN-5) OF  THE NINDS (1999-2004)

MEMBER OF SITE VISIT TEAM AND SPECIAL STUDY SECTION
[National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) and Department of Energy (DOE), USA]

 

  1. November 1984, University of Wisconsin (NIH/DOE)
  2. March 1985, University of British Columbia PET Unit, for Medical Research Council of Canada
  3. February 1986, University of North Carolina, Durham, NC (NCI)
  4. March 1987, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, N.Y. (NCI)
  5. June 1987, University of Michigan Cancer Centre, Ann Arbor, MI for National Cancer Institute, USA
  6. November 1987, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (NCI)
  7. May 1988, Ad Hoc Study Section, National Cancer Institute, Washington, DC.
  8. October 1988, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (NCI).
  9. November 1988, Site Visit and Ad Hoc Study Section, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (NIH).
  10. November 1990, Site Visit and Ad Hoc Study Section, Washington, DC (NCI).
  11. May 1992, Site Visit/Ad Hoc Study Section, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY (NCI).
  12. May 1993, Ad Hoc Study Section, NCI, Washington, DC.
  13. June 1994, Ad Hoc Study Section Site Review Committee, U. of Michigan, (NIH).
  14. June 1994, Ad Hoc Study Section Site Review Committee, John Hopkins University, (NIH).
  15. September 1994, Member of the NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors; Review of the Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism
  16. February 1995, External consultant and a member of the NIH-NINDS (National Institute of Health-National Institute of Neuronal Disorders and Stroke) Study Section
  17. March 1997, Consultant Reviewer NIH-NINDS
  18. March 1999, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience  5) Study Section
  19. June 1999, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  20. November 1999, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  21. March 2000, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  22. June 2000, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  23. November 2000, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  24. March 2001, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  25. June 2001, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  26. November 2001, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  27. March 2002, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  28. June 2002, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  29.  June 2002, Member of the NINDS Special Emphasis Study Section
  30. November 2002, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  31. March 2003, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  32. June 2003, Member of the NINDS (BDCN-5) Study Section
  33. October 2003, Member of the NIH Developmental Brain Disorders (DBD) Study Section
  34. March 2004, Member of the NIH DBD Study Section
  35. July 2004, Member of the NIH DBD Study Section
  36. March 2005, Member of the NIH DBD Study Section
  37. November 2005, Member of the NIH DBD Study Section
  38. September 2006-2009, Reviewer of the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

PROMOTION COMMITTEES REVIEWER

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Wayne Sate University, Detroit, MI
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • University of Chicago, Ill
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • New York University School of Medicine, NY, NY
  • University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  1. Member of the Organizing Committee for 13th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Montreal, June 1987.
  2. Chairman of sessions at several International Meetings (1986-present).
  3. Member of the Organizing Sub-Committee of the 4th World Nuclear Medicine and Biology Congress (Radiopharmaceuticals), Montreal, September 1990.
  4. Co-chairman and organizer of a session at the 4th International Symposium on The Synthesis and Application of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds, Toronto, September 3-7, 1991.
  5. Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Signal Transduction, Dubrovnik, Croatia, October 8-11, 1998.
  6. Member of the Organizing Committee of the Second International Workshop on Biomedical Imaging (Fukui 2000), Fukui, Japan, November 13-15, 2000.
  7. Member of the Organizing Committee of the Fifth IBA C18/9 & C10/5 PET Cyclone Users Meeting, Montreal, May 2-6, 2005.
  8. Organizer of a Workshop (WS03: “Studies of Brain Monoaminergic Functions through Imaging”) at the 7th Bienniel Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN 2006), July 2-5, 2006, Singapore
  9. Organizer of a Panel (Title: “Pre- and postsynaptic changes in the human brain monoaminergic systems with age and Alzheimer's disease”) at the 6th International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP), October 3-6, 2006, Hiroshima, JAPAN
  10. Organizer of a Symposium (Title: Imaging of the Brain Serotonergic Functions) at the 3rd CINP Asia Pacific Regional Meeting, March 12-15, 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.
  11. Participant of the IBRO APRC Workshop on Epilepsy: From basic to clinical issues, March 12-15, 2007, Bangkok, Thailand.
  12. Organizer of a Symposium (Title: Changes in the human brain aminergic systems with age and Alzheimer's disease) at the 4th CINP Asia Pacific Regional Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2-5 2008.
  13. Chair and participant at the 2009 International Drug Discovery Science and Technology, Oct. 22-25, 2009 Shanghai, China
  14. Chair and participant at the 2nd International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy, February 1-4, 2010 Dubai, UAE

OFFICER IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY

  1. Board of Directors, Radiopharmaceutical Science Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine (July 1988 - June 1990)

MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER BODIES

  1. Board of Directors, Neuroscope Inc. (1988-1992 )
  2. Secretary, Almae Matris Alumni Croaticae, Montreal Chapter (1990-1992)

ACTIVITIES AT McGILL UNIVERSITY

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University)

  • Acting Radiation Safety Officer; MNI/H (1999-2000)
  • Member and Chairman of the Radiation Safety Committee (1979-2010)
  • PET Organization Committee (1979-1989)
  • Brain Imaging Centre Executive Policy Committee (1986-1989)
  • Ethics Committee (McGill University) (1985-2000 )  
  • PET Working Committee (1989-2010)
  • Montreal Neurological Institute, Tenure and Promotion Committee (1998-2002)
  • Pro-dean at the PhD defense; around three times per year (1993-2010)

LECTURING

  • Course No. 563-608 A/B (1980-1986); Radionuclides in Medicine given in M.Sc. (A) in Medical Radiation Physics Program.
  • Participation in Course No.531-603 A/B Neuroscience Seminars.     
  • To Nuclear Medicine and Radiology Residents (1984-1986) (Royal Victoria Hospital)
  • Course for Nuclear Medicine Residents of Quebec (1989; 1992; 1994; 1998)
  • Teaching in the Pharmacology Graduate Course, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia (April 1999).        
  • In 2006; Course (Post-graduate in Neuroscience): Basics in Neurochemistry (Serotonergic system), University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • In 2007; Course (Post-graduate in Neuroscience): Basics in Neurochemistry (Serotonergic system), University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • In 2008; Course (Post-graduate in Neuroscience): Basics in Neurochemistry (Serotonergic system), University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • In 2009; Course (Post-graduate in Neuroscience): Basics in Neurochemistry (Serotonergic system), University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • In 2010; Course (Post-graduate in Neuroscience): Basics in Neurochemistry (Serotonergic system), University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • In 2011; Course (Post-graduate in Neuroscience): Basics in Neurochemistry (Serotonergic system), University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.


SUPERVISION

a) Full Supervision of Research and Post-Graduate Fellows

B. Kodery (M.Sc., Medical Physics,1980-1982); S. Farrokhzad (Post-doctoral, 1980-1984); P.DiRaddo (Post-doctoral, 1983-1984); T.Chaly (Post-doctoral, 1984-1987); P.V. Gould (Summer student, 1983); T. Conway (Research Associate, 1986-1989); S. Rajagopal (Post-doctoral Research Associate, 1987-1991); M.C. Vanier (M.Sc. graduate student, 1988-1990); M. Preul (Ph.D. graduate student, 1991-1992); T.K. Venkatachalam (Research Associate, 1991-1993); D. Mück-Šeler (Post-doctoral fellow, 1992-1994); N. Takeda (Research Associate, 1992-1994);  K. Tsuiki (Fellow, 1991-1993); S. Mzengeza (Post-doctoral fellow 1992-1995); A. Jevric-Causevic (Research Associate, 1993-1995); S. Nishizawa (post-doctoral fellow; 1994-1996); S. Takahashi (post-doctoral fellow; 1995-1966); H. Okazawa (post-doctoral fellow; 1996-1998); F. Yamane (post-doctoral fellow; 1996-1998);  N. Pivac  (post-doctoral fellow; 1996-1997), D. Mück-Šeler (Post-doctoral fellow, 1997), Y. Tohyama (Post-doctoral fellow, 1997-2000), P. Rosa-Neto (Post-doctoral fellow 1997-2000) A. Nakai (post-doctoral fellow; 1998-2000), Y. Kumakura (post-doctoral fellow, 1999- 2002); J. Natsume (Post-doctoral fellow, 1999-2002); A. Watanabe (post-doctoral fellow, 2001-2003); S. Hasegawa (post-doctoral fellow, 2001-2003); K. Nishi (post-doctoral fellow 2002-2004); M. Nishikawa (post-doctoral fellow, 2002-2004); K. Kanemaru (post-doctoral fellow 2003-2005); Y. Sakai (post-doctoral fellow 2004-2006); H. Sato (post-doctoral fellow 2005-2007); I. Skelin (post-doctoral fellow 2005-2008); F. N. Frey (post-doctoral fellow 2006-2007); T. Kovacevic (Research trainee- graduate student at the J.J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia; 2007-2010).

b) Shared Supervision of Research and Post-Graduate Fellows

T. Shibasaki (1979-1981); M. Matsunaga (1979-1981); K. Sako (Fellow, 1980-1982); A. Kato (Fellow, 1981-1984); H. Matsuda (Fellow, 1984-1985); S. Kitamura (1983-1984); S. Jovkar (M.Sc. student, 1984-1986); C. Redies (Ph.D. student, 1984-1988); H. Nakai (Fellow, 1984-1986); M. Kirikae (Ph. D. student, 1984-1986); S. Nagahiro (Fellow, 1986-1988); S. Mitsuka (Fellow, 1986-1988); S. Sugimoto (Fellow, 1986-1988); T. Ueda (Fellow, 1986-1988); S. Yura (Fellow, 1987-1989); A. Takada (Fellow, 1988-1990); J. Ho (Summer Student, 1989); N. Miyazawa (Ph.D. student, 1991-1992); N. Inoue (1990-1992); T. Horikoshi (Fellow, 1992-1994); V. Ljubic-Thibal (Ph.D. student, 1993-1996); K. Q. Nguyen (M.Sc. Student, 2000-2003); C. Dobson (M.Sc. Student, 1999-2002); T. Pringsheim (Fellow; 2000-2001).

c)     Students obtaining M.Sc degree:

B. Kodery (1982; McGill University), S Jovkar (1986; McGill University), M.C. Vanier (1990; McGill University), C. Dobson (2002; McGill University).

d)     Students obtaining Ph.D. degree:

M. Kirikae (1988; Iwate Medical College, Morioka, Japan), C. Redies (1988; McGill University), H. Nakai (1987; Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan), N. Miyazawa (1995; Yamanashi Medical University, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan), V. Ljubic-Thibal (1998; University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia), F. Yamane (2000; Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan), A. Watanabe (2004; University of Yamanashi , Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan), M. Nishikawa (2008; University of Tokyo, Japan); I. Skelin (2009; University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia); H. Sato (2009; University of Yamanashi , Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan), K. Kanemaru (2007; University of Yamanashi , Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan); T. Kovacevic (2010; the J.J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia).
            
 

July, 2016


date: 12/22/16
edited by: D. Torbica