Ashwini K. Pandey, PhD

Ashwini K. Pandey, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Research Scientist (Clinical Psychology)
Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Laboratory


2006 — Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India (Thesis: Psychophysiological Study of Emotional Processing in Functional Mental Disorders)

1999 — M.Phil. (Medical and Social Psychology), Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India (Dissertation: Recognition of Facial Expressions of Emotion in Schizophrenia and its qEEG correlates)

1995 — M.A. (Psychology), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

1993 — B.A. (Psychology, Economics, History), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Funded Research

  • R01-AA028848 (2021-2026), Porjesz (Contact PI), Kamarajan (MPI), Meyers (MPI), and Pandey (MPI), NIH/NIAAA, Brain Function and Neurogenomic influences on AUD risk and resilience.

Selected Publications

Meyers JL, McCutchon V, Pandey AK, Kamarajan C, Subbie S, Chorlian D, Salvatore JE, Almasy L, Anokhin A, Bauer L, Bender A, Dick DM, Edenberg HJ, Hesselbrock V, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Agrawal A, Bucholz KK, Porjesz B (in press) Early Sexual Trauma Exposure and Neural Response Inhibition in Adolescence and Young Adults: Trajectories of Frontal Theta Oscillations during a Go/NoGo Task. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Pandey AK, Ardekani BA, Kamarajan C, Zhang J, Chorlian DB, Byrne KN, Pandey G, Meyers JL, Kinreich S, Stimus A, Porjesz B (2018) Lower Prefrontal and Hippocampal Volume and Diffusion Tensor Imaging Differences Reflect Structural and Functional Abnormalities in Abstinent Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. PMID: 30118142.

Chorlian DB, Rangaswamy M, Manz N, Meyers JL, Kang SJ, Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Wang JC, Wetherill L, Edenberg H, Porjesz B (2017) Genetic correlates of the development of theta event related oscillations in adolescents and young adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 115:24-39. PMID: 27847216.

Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Chorlian DB, Manz N, Stimus AT, Edenberg HJ, Wetherill L, Schuckit M, Wang JC, Kuperman S, Kramer J, Tischfield JA, Porjesz B (2017) A KCNJ6 gene polymorphism modulates theta oscillations during reward processing. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 115:13-23. PMID: 27993610.

Pandey AK, Kamarajan C, Manz N, Chorlian DB, Stimus A, Porjesz B (2016) Delta, theta, and alpha event-related oscillations in alcoholics during Go/NoGo task: Neurocognitive deficits in execution, inhibition, and attention processing. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 65:158-171. PMID: 26456730.

Chorlian DB, Rangaswamy M, Manz N, Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Edenberg H, Kuperman S, Porjesz B (2015) Gender modulates the development of theta event related oscillations in adolescents and young adults. Behavioural Brain Research,292(1):342-352. PMID: 26102560.

Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Chorlian DB, Manz N, Stimus AT, Anokhin AP, Bauer LO, Kuperman S, Kramer J, Bucholz KK, Schuckit MA, Hesselbrock VM, Porjesz B (2015a) Deficient Event-Related Theta Oscillations in Individuals at Risk for Alcoholism: A Study of Reward Processing and Impulsivity Features. PloS One, 10(11):e0142659. PMID: 26580209.

Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Chorlian DB, Manz N, Stimus AT, Bauer LO, Hesselbrock VM, Schuckit MA, Kuperman S, Kramer J, Porjesz B (2015b) Reward processing deficits and impulsivity in high-risk offspring of alcoholics: A study of event-related potentials during a monetary gambling task. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98(2 Pt 1):182-200. PMID: 26388585.

Kamarajan C, Pandey AK, Chorlian DB, Porjesz B (2015c) The use of current source density as electrophysiological correlates in neuropsychiatric disorders: A review of human studies. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 97(3):310-322. PMID: 25448264.

Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Manz N, Chorlian DB, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Porjesz B (2012) Topography, power, and current source density of theta oscillations during reward processing as markers for alcohol dependence. Human Brain Mapping,33(5):1019-1039. PMID: 21520344.

Pandey AK, Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Porjesz B (2012a) Event-Related Oscillations in Alcoholism Research: A Review. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, Suppl 7(1):1-13. PMID: 24273686.

Pandey AK, Kamarajan C, Tang Y, Chorlian DB, Roopesh BN, Manz N, Stimus A, Rangaswamy M, Porjesz B (2012b) Neurocognitive deficits in male alcoholics: an ERP/sLORETA analysis of the N2 component in an equal probability Go/NoGo task. Biological Psychology, 89(1):170-182. PMID: 22024409.

Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Tang Y, Chorlian DB, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Manz N, Saunders R, Stimus AT, Porjesz B (2010) Dysfunctional reward processing in male alcoholics: an ERP study during a gambling task. Journal of Psychiatric Research,44(9):576-590. PMID: 20035952.

Roopesh BN, Rangaswamy M, Kamarajan C, Chorlian DB, Pandey AK, Porjesz B (2010) Reduced resource optimization in male alcoholics: N400 in a lexical decision paradigm. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 34(11):1905-1914. PMID: 20659074.

Kamarajan C, Porjesz B, Rangaswamy M, Tang Y, Chorlian DB, Padmanabhapillai A, Saunders R, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Manz N, Stimus AT, Begleiter H (2009) Brain signatures of monetary loss and gain: outcome-related potentials in a single outcome gambling task. Behavioural Brain Research, 197(1):62-76. PMID: 18775749.

Kamarajan C, Rangaswamy M, Chorlian DB, Manz N, Tang Y, Pandey AK, Roopesh BN, Stimus AT, Porjesz B (2008) Theta oscillations during the processing of monetary loss and gain: a perspective on gender and impulsivity. Brain Research, 1235:45-62. PMID: 18616934.

Mandal MK, Bhattacharya T, Pandey AK (2004) Psychosocial stress in schizophrenia: Life Events, Expressed Emotions, and Subjective Experience of Emotion. In: MK Mandal & SH Nizamie (Eds.), Current Developments in Schizophrenia (pp. 155-184). New Delhi: Allied Publishers.