In Memory

February 2018


Christopher Thompson (1942-2017)

The Neuro community was saddened by the passing of Dr. Christopher Thompson, on December 26, 2017. Flags at McGill University and at The Neuro flew at half-mast on January 19, 2018 in his memory. View his obituary.

Thompson was a Professor in the Medical Physics Unit of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

“Dr. Christopher Thompson was an esteemed colleague, a brilliant inventor and a real giant in the field of biomedical imaging, particularly in the domain of positron emission tomography instrumentation. Together with Dr. William Feindel, Chris played a crucial role in building the foundations of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre that we know today. He will be truly and dearly missed, not only by all members of the BIC, but by a large group of ex-students and post-doctoral fellows, as well as friends and collaborators worldwide who had the good fortune to cross his path.”

– Julien Doyon, Ph.D., FRSC, Director, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre


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