Dr. Hsiao-Ying (Monica) Wey is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011 and completed her postdoctoral training at the Department of Radiology (Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests are centered on the technical development of multimodal PET/MR imaging and its applications investigating alternations of neurochemistry and function in the healthy and diseased brain. Specifically, she is developing methods to understand in vivo mu-opioid receptor regulation, such as receptor desensitization and internalization, in response to pain medications. Her research is currently funded by an NIH-NIDA K99/R00 Grant. Another major area of her research focuses on translating novel PET radiotracers from preclinical setting to a first-in-human study, and ultimately, to disease applications. Dr. Wey is an expert in PET/MR imaging experiment design, has extensive experience in small and large animal PET/MRI scanning, and is a leader in PET/MR imaging analysis of complex multi-modal data.


PhD in Medical Physics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Select Publications

1. Wey HY, Gilbert TM, Zürcher NR, She A, Bhanot A, Taillon BD, Schroeder FA, Wang C, Haggarty SJ, Hooker JM. Insights into neuroepigenetics through human histone deacetylase PET imaging. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Aug 10;8(351):351ra106.

2. Wey HY, Catana C, Hooker JM, Dougherty DD, Knudsen GM, Wang DJ, Chonde DB, Rosen BR, Gollub RL, Kong J. Simultaneous fMRI-PET of the opioidergic pain system in human brain. Neuroimage. 2014 Nov 15;102 Pt 2:275-82.

3. Wey HY, Wang DJ, Duong TQ. Baseline CBF, and BOLD, CBF, and CMRO2 fMRI of visual and vibrotactile stimulations in baboons. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2011 Feb;31(2):715-24.


Young Investigator Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016

Distinguished Alumni Award, Chang Gung University, Taiwan, 2015

ISMRM Junior Fellow, 2013-present


Wey Lab