Eric Plitman, Ph.D.

Eric Plitman

Eric joined CoBrA Lab as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2018. He previously completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario and his PhD within the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. His graduate work focused on using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the glutamatergic system in antipsychotic-naive patients experiencing their first episode of psychosis and in patients with schizophrenia who had undergone long-term antipsychotic treatment.

At the CoBrA Lab, Eric aims to use computational techniques to study the neurochemical and structural profiles of individuals at-risk for psychosis, patients experiencing their first episode of psychosis, and patients with schizophrenia. He is currently working on a multi-site 1H-MRS initiative in patients with schizophrenia, a study examining the structural profiles of patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, and a study assessing the impact of upgrading from a Siemens 3T Trio system to a 3T PRISMA system on neurochemical, volumetric, and morphometric imaging measures.

In his free time, Eric likes to play and watch sports (especially soccer), travel, and spend time with friends and family.