Benjamin H. Rotstein, PhD

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, MGH / HMS

Phone:   1-617-726-6980

Benjamin Rotstein studied chemistry (BScH 2007) at Dalhousie University and University of King's College (Halifax, Nova Scotia). He moved to University of Toronto to continue his education under the supervision of Prof. Andrei Yudin, earning a PhD in 2012. During this time, his research focused on multicomponent reactions and peptide chemistry and included medicinal chemistry research at GlaxoSmithKline (Durham, North Carolina). In 2012, he began a postdoctoral position with Dr. Neil Vasdev at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is studying radiochemistry and PET imaging. He is the recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellowship and was awarded a 2014 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School (Dr. Neil Vasdev; 2015).

To see a list of selected publications, visit Benjamin's profile on Harvard Catalyst


  • BScH in Chemistry, 2007, Dalhousie University and University of King’s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • PhD in Chemistry, 2012, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Professional Positions

  • Post-Doctoral Scientist, 2012 – Present, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America


  • 2014 Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
  • 2014 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Travel Award
  • 2013 NSERC Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2013 ORCD Poster of Distinction
  • 2011 Special Opportunity Graduate Travel Fellowship
  • 2011 American Peptide Society Travel Grant
  • 2011 School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant
  • 2010 Faculty of Arts & Science Graduate Student Conference Grant
  • 2008 NSERC Canada Postgraduate Scholarship




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