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Prof. (Dr.) Derick H. Lindquist

Prof. (Dr.) Derick H. Lindquist

Professor & Dean

B.A. (Weber State University, USA);

M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. (Yale University, USA )

Biological Psychology (aka Behavioral Neuroscience), Learning and Memory, Animal and Human Behavior, Comparative Psychology, Cognition and Executive Functions, Emotion and Stress, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Psychopathology, Evolutionary Psychology, and Consciousness.

Derick was born in Utah, in the western United States, where he earned a B.A. in Psychology from Weber State University in 1995. Initially interested in clinical psychology. Derick was exposed to neuroscience following graduation and became instantly captivated. In 1997, he attended the University of Utah for postbaccalaureate study, taking biology, chemistry, and other topics avoided during college. Derick subsequently attended Yale University as a Psychology graduate student, studying Behavioral Neuroscience. Following receipt of his Ph.D. in 2004, Dr. Lindquist served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at Indiana University and the University of Kansas, respectively.

During this period, Dr. Lindquist worked in rodents studying how neurons and synapses are modified when new memories are encoded, stored, and retrieved. He used various types of classical (or Pavlovian) conditioning, a type of associative learning, to differentially activate specific brain regions. The goal was to relate learning-dependent changes in the brain to ongoing and future behavior.

In 2009, Dr. Lindquist joined the Psychology department at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor. His research focused on the harmful effects of early-life ethanol exposure in rodents, modeling fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in humans. This worked informed our basic understanding of FASD and provided new ideas regarding its etiology and treatment.

Dr. Lindquist joined O.P. Jindal Global University in 2019 as an Associate Professor in the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities. At this time, he published an innovative new model of associative learning, expanding on his twenty-year behavioral neuroscience research career. In 2021, Dr. Lindquist was elevated to Professor and Vice Dean of the Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling.

Dr. Lindquist has published more than 25 research and review articles in internationally recognized journals, as well multiple book chapters. He is a long-standing member of numerous research societies, including the Society for Neuroscience, the Pavlovian Society, and the Research Society on Alcoholism. He is also Co-Director of E-Cog: The Emotion & Cognition Psychology Research Centre at JGU. The Centre is jointly run by the Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling and the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities.

In the U.S., Dr. Lindquist taught many introductory and advanced courses related to Psychology and Neuroscience, including Introduction to Neuroscience, Drugs and Behavior, and the Psychobiology of Learning and Memory. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award at The Ohio State University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Lindquist mentored dozens of undergraduate students, as well as several graduate students.

Prior to joining O.P. Jindal Global University, Dr. Lindquist taught courses on Biology, Psychology, and Sociology in China over several summers. At the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Dr. Lindquist taught Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Biological Psychology. Regardless of the venue or audience, Dr. Lindquist has a passion for teaching and mentoring students.

Peer-Reviewed Research:

  1. Lindquist, D.H. and Dautaj, Y. (2021) AI in international arbitration: Need for the human touch. Journal of Dispute Resolution, N. 1, Winter 2021, pp. 39-64.

  2. Lindquist, D.H. (2020) Emotion in motion: A three stage model of aversive classical conditioning. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 115: 363-77.

  3. Goodfellow, M.J., Shin, Y., and Lindquist, D.H. (2018) Mitigation of postnatal ethanol-induced neuroinflammation ameliorates trace fear memory impairments in juvenile rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 338: 28-31.

  4. MacIlvane, N.M., Pochiro, J.M., Hurwitz, N.R., Goodfellow, M.J., and Lindquist D.H. (2016) Recognition memory is selectively impaired in adult rats exposed to binge-like doses of ethanol during early postnatal life. Alcohol, 57: 55-63.

  5. Pershing, M.L., Phenis, D., Valentini, V., Pocivavsek, A., Lindquist, D.H., Schwarcz, R., Bruno, J.P. (2016) Prenatal kynurenine exposure in rats: Age-dependent changes in NMDA receptor expression and conditioned fear responding. Psychopharmacology, 233(21-22): 3725-35.

  6. Pochiro, J.M. and Lindquist, D.H. (2016) Central amygdala lesions inhibit pontine nuclei acoustic reactivity and retard delay eyeblink conditioning acquisition in adult rats. Learning and Behavior, 44(2): 191-201.

  7. Goodfellow, M.J., Abdulla, K.A., and Lindquist, D.H. (2016) Neonatal ethanol exposure impairs trace fear conditioning and alters NMDA receptor subunit expression in adult male and female rats. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(2): 309-18.

  8. Goodfellow, M.J. and Lindquist, D.H. (2014) Significant long-term, but not short-term, hippocampal-dependent memory impairment in adult rats exposed to alcohol in early postnatal life. Developmental Psychobiology, 56(6): 1316-26.

  9. Dupont, C.M., Coppola, J.J., Kaercher, R.M., and Lindquist, D.H. (2014) Impaired trace fear conditioning and diminished ERK1/2 phosphorylation in the dorsal hippocampus of adult rats administered alcohol as neonates. Behavioral Neuroscience, 128(2): 187-198.

  10. Lindquist, D.H. (2013) Hippocampal-dependent Pavlovian conditioning in adult rats exposed to binge-like doses of ethanol as neonates. Behavioural Brain Research, 242: 191-99.


  11. Lindquist, D.H., Sokoloff, G., Milner, E.E., and Steinmetz, J.E. (2013) Neonatal ethanol exposure results in dose-dependent impairments in the acquisition and timing of the conditioned eyeblink response and altered cerebellar interpositus nucleus and hippocampal CA1 unit activity in adult rats. Alcohol, 47(6): 447-57.

  12. Lindquist, D.H., Mahoney, L.P., and Steinmetz, J.E. (2010) Conditioned fear in adult rats is facilitated by the prior acquisition of a classically conditioned motor response. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 94(2): 167-75.

  13. Lindquist, D.H., Vogel, R.W., and Steinmetz, J.E. (2009) Associative and non-associative blinking in classically conditioned adult rats.  Physiology & Behavior, 96 (3): 399-411.

  14. Vogel, R.W., Amundson, J.C., Lindquist, D.H., and Steinmetz J.E. (2009) Eyeblink conditioning under an interstimulus interval switch in rabbits with a pharmacologically-disengaged cerebellar cortex. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123(1): 62-74.

  15. Lindquist, D.H., Sokoloff, G., and Steinmetz, J.E. (2007) Ethanol-exposed neonatal rats are impaired as adults in classical eyeblink conditioning at multiple unconditioned stimulus intensities.  Brain Research, 1150: 155-166.

  16. Sokoloff, G., Lindquist, D.H., and Steinmetz, J.E. (2006) The effect of context and CS preexposure on acquisition of the classically conditioned eyeblink response in rats.  International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 19: 398-416.

  17. Lindquist, D.H. and Brown, T.H. (2004) Temporal encoding in fear conditioning revealed through associative reflex facilitation. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118(2): 395-402.

  18. Lindquist, D.H., Jarrard, L.E. and Brown, T.H. (2004) Perirhinal cortex supports delay fear conditioning to rat ultrasonic social signals. The Journal of Neuroscience, 24(14): 3610-17.

  19. Lindquist, D.H. and Brown, T.H. (2004) Amygdalar NMDA receptors control the expression of associative reflex facilitation and three other conditional responses. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118(1): 36-52.

  20. Choi, J.S., Lindquist, D.H., and Brown, T.H. (2001) Amygdala lesions prevent conditioned enhancement of the rat eyeblink reflex. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115(4): 764-75.

Non Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters:

  1. Lindquist, D.H. and Dautaj, Y. (In Press) AI in international arbitration: Need for the human touch. University of Missouri Journal, Journal of Dispute Resolution.

  2. Lindquist, D.H., Steinmetz, J.E., Thompson, R.F. (2012) The cerebellum and classical eyeblink conditioning. In Manto, M., Gruol, D., Schmahmann, J., Koibuchi, N., Rossi, F. (Eds.) Handbook of the Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders (pp. 1175-1190), New York: Springer Science.

  3. Steinmetz, J.E. and Lindquist, D.H. (2009) Neuronal basis of learning. In Berntson, G.G., Cacioppo, J.T. (Eds.) Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences, (pp. 507-527). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

  4. Lindquist, D.H. and Steinmetz, J.E. (2008) Classical conditioning. In Darity, W.A. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, 2nd Ed., 9 vols. (pp. 572-75).  Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.

  5. Brown, T.H., Furtak, S. and Lindquist, D.H. (2004) Hebbian synapses. In Adelman, G. and Smith, B.H. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 3rd edition, (CD-ROM). New York, NY: Elsevier Science.

  6. Brown, T.H., and Lindquist, D.H. (2003) Long-term potentiation: Amygdala. In Byrne, J.H. (Ed.) Learning and Memory, 2nd Ed. (pp. 342-46). Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference.

  7. Brown, T.H., Byrne, J.H, Labar, K., LeDoux, J., Lindquist, D.H., Thompson, R.F., and Teyler, T.J. (2003) Learning and memory: Basic mechanisms. In Byrne, J.H. and Roberts, J.L. (Eds.) From Molecules to Networks: An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, (pp. 499-574). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.