Jose V. Pardo, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

E-MAIL: [email protected]


Research Interests:

  • Cognitive neuroscience of higher cognitive functions and mental disorders
  • Neuroimaging of brain physiology
  • Application of high performance computing to biomedicine
  • Application of brain imaging to psychiatry and neurosurgery

Dr. Pardo leads a research program which seeks to elucidate the functional architecture of the human brain with particular emphasis on how dysfunction within neural networks relates to psychiatric disorders. The multidisciplinary approach (in close collaboration with the Brain Sciences Center, Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, and GRECC) involves methods from cognitive neuroscience, including several imaging modalities, particularly fMRI and PET. Brain systems under study in normal subjects include attention and its involvement in memory and affect; language processing and applications to preoperative neurosurgical assessment; and emotional processing through mood induction by cognitive and sensory stimuli. Clinical protocols currently underway seek to relate pathophysiology to the evolving neuroanatomy of the mind. Patient populations include those with mood disorders, schizophrenia, and post traumatic stress disorder.

Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

  • Pardo JV, Sheikh SA, Schwindt G, Lee JT, Adson DE, Rittberg B, Abuzzahab FS Sr. A preliminary study of resting brain metabolism in treatment-resistant depression before and after treatment with olanzapine-fluoxetine combination. PLoS One. 2020 Jan 13;15(1):e0226486.
  • Pardo JV, Larson RC, Spencer RJ, Lee JT, Pasley JD, Torkelson CJ, Larson AA. Exposure to cold unmasks potential biomarkers of fibromyalgia syndrome reflecting insufficient sympathetic responses to stress. Clin J Pain. 2019;35(5):407-419.
  • Pardo JV, Lee JT.  Atypical localization and dissociation between glucose uptake and amyloid deposition in cognitively normal APOE*E4 homozygotic eElders compared with patients with late-onset Alzheimer's disease. eNeuro. 2018 Jan-Feb;5(1).
  • Fatemi SH, Wong DF, Brašić JR, Kuwabara H, Mathur A, Folsom TD, Jacob S, Realmuto GM, Pardo JV, Lee S. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 tracer [18F]-FPEB displays increased binding potential in postcentral gyrus and cerebellum of male individuals with autism: a pilot PET study. Cerebellum Ataxias. 2018 Feb 12;5:3.
  • Pardo JV, Lee JT, Larson RC, Thuras P, Larson AA. Automated quantitation of cold-inducible human brown adipose tissue with FDG PET/CT with application to fibromyalgia. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017;7(1):24-32
  • Pardo JV. Adjunctive vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant bipolar disorder: managing device failure or the end of battery life. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Mar 7;2016.
  • Larson AA, Pardo JV, Pasley JD. Review of overlap between thermoregulation and pain modulation in fibromyalgia. Clin J Pain. 2014;30(6):544-55.
  • Charles Schulz S, Camchong J, Romine A, Schlesinger A, Kuskowski M, Pardo JV, Cullen KR, Lim KO. An exploratory study of the relationship of symptom domains and diagnostic severity to PET scan imaging in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2013;214(2):161-8.
  • Larson AA, Pardo JV, Pasley JD. Review of overlap between thermoregulation and pain modulation in fibromyalgia. Clin J Pain. 2014;30(6):544-55.

Former Graduate Students:

Matthew Hagen (Ph.D. 2004, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).

Jennifer Nagode (Ph.D. 2002, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).

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