Imperial College London

Dr Ashwin Venkataraman

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Research Postgraduate







Burlington DanesHammersmith Campus





Dr Ashwin Venkataraman is an Alzheimer's Society Clinical Research Fellow at the UKDRI at Imperial College London.

He is researching the early changes in Alzheimer's disease by looking at the mitochondria, synapses and amyloid.

He is working with Professor Paul Matthews and uses brain Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Magnetic Resonance (MRI) imaging.

Prior to this he was an Alzheimer's Research UK Clinical Fellow at the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit at Imperial College London working on how alcohol adds to amyloid deposition, and investigating a novel Imidazoline-2 receptor radioligand for Alzheimer's disease.

He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Before this he was an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Academic Foundation Programme Doctor, and graduated from University College London Medical School.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Suzuki H, Venkataraman AV, Bai W, et al., 2019, Associations of regional brain structural differences with aging, modifiable risk factors for dementia, and cognitive performance, Jama Network Open, Vol:2, ISSN:2574-3805, Pages:1-19

Venkataraman A, Mansur A, Lewis Y, et al., 2019, Evaluation of mitochondrial and synaptic function in Alzheimer’s disease (AD): a [18F]BCPP-EF, [11C]SA4503 and [11C]UCB-J PET study, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Vol:39, ISSN:1559-7016, Pages:121-122

Venkataraman A, Keat N, Myers J, et al., 2018, First evaluation of PET-based human biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of 11C-BU99008, a tracer for imaging the imidazoline2 binding site, Ejnmmi Research, Vol:8, ISSN:2191-219X

Venkataraman A, Kalk N, Sewell G, et al., 2016, Alcohol and Alzheimer's Disease-Does Alcohol Dependence Contribute to Beta-Amyloid Deposition, Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease?, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol:52, ISSN:1464-3502, Pages:151-158


Venkataraman A, Turton S, Lingford-Hughes A, 2020, Drug use and associated neuropsychiatric conditions, Oxford Textbook of Neuropsychiatry, Oxford University Press, ISBN:9780198757139

Venkataraman A, Perry R, Malhotra P, Young Onset Dementia

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