Ganesh Chand, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ganesh Chand

Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Imaging Lab (AIBIL)
Center for Biomedical Image Computing & Analytics (CBICA)
Department of Radiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania



Richards Labs, Suite 700D
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Educational Background

Postdoctoral Fellow (Neuroimaging), Emory University School of Medicine, USA (2015-2017)
Ph.D. in Physics (Neurophysics & Neuroimaging) with Outstanding Award, Georgia State University, USA (2015)
M.S. in Physics with Distinction Honor, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2007)

Research Summary

Ganesh's present research aims to uncover the multi-modal imaging markers of aging, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's disease, and Schizophrenia using the state-of-the-art neuroimaging and machine learning approaches. He previously explored  the neural bases of MCI (for details: Chand et al., Front Aging Neurosci 2017; Chand et al., Brain Connect 2017) using resting state functional MRI, volumetric measures, and diffusion tensor imaging techniques. He has also gained expertise in MRI physics, MRI pulse sequence designs, and other imaging techniques such as FLAIR, white matter hyperintensity, ASL and CO2 BOLD-CVR. In PhD Physics/Neurophysics dissertation, he focused on the neuroimaging method development, theoretical and experimental neuroimaging methods to understand the brain networks and their dynamics (for details: Chand et al., NeuroImage 2017; Chand et al., NeuroImage 2016; Chand et al., J Neurosci Methods 2014). In MS  Physics thesis, he performed the first-principles calculations to study the stability of oxides of lithium, sodium and potassium and their dimers using Hartee-Fock, Moller-Pleset, Configuration Interaction, and Density Functional Theory.

Publications/ Journals

For a complete list of publications, please visit to:


1. Chand G and Dhamala M "Spectral factorization-based current source density analysis of ongoing neural oscillations",   Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference, October 14, New Orleans, LA, USA (2012).
2. Chand G, Lamichhane B, and Dhamala M "Brain network oscillations during perceptual decision-making of visual objects", Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference, November 15, Washington, DC, USA (2014).
3. Chand G and Dhamala M "Temporal evolution of the salience network activity: An EEG study", Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference, October 19, Chicago, IL, USA (2015).
4. Wu, Chand G, Sharma Om H, Qiu D, and Hajjar I "Racial differences in cerebral micro-circulatory function and cognitive function", ISMRM, April 22-27, Honolulu, HI, USA (2017).
5. Wu J, Chen S, Chand G, Pate K, Saindane A, and Qiu D "Dynamic functional connectivity using multi-band multi-echo EPI (M2-EPI) imaging for resting-state fMRI", ISMRM, April 22-27, Honolulu, HI, USA (2017).