Dhvani Mehta HBSc, MSc Candidate

I graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a HBSc Honours Specialization in Neuroscience where I examined the neurodevelopmental outcomes of prenatal tetrahydrocannabinol exposure within a preclinical rat model for autism spectrum disorder, specifically the ramifications on spatial working memory. Currently, I am a first year MSc in Medical Science student at the University of Toronto Institute of Medical Science under the supervision of Dr. Tony George and Dr. Victor Tang. As a graduate researcher, I am examining the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on cannabis use outcomes, psychiatric symptoms, executive dysfunction, and resting state connectivity, in patients with cannabis use disorder. This proof-of-concept study will address the high disease burden of CUD for which evidence-based treatments are urgently needed. Beyond my research project, I hope to continue contributing to the brain stimulation field and investigate its clinical potential, particularly for substance use disorders and psychiatric co-morbidities.


University of Toronto

Principal Faculty:

Faculty of Medicine

Principal Department/Program:

Institute of Medical Science

Principal Hospital Appointment:

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health


Dr. Tony George

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