• 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.

teaching overview

  • 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. 

full name

  • Derick H Lindquist

primary email

  • dhlindquist[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in