Undergraduate education

Case Western Reserve University, BS, 2007

Years in MSTP


PhD program

Neuroscience, 2013


Brad Postle, PhD

Thesis title

Shifting brain states during working memory are supported by changes in cortical effective connectivity


Neurological surgery, University of Utah, 2015-

Current position

Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, School of Medicine

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Hawthorne AL, Hu H, Kundu B, Steinmetz MP, Wylie CJ, Deneris ES, Silver J. The unusual response of serotonergic neurons after CNS Injury: lack of axonal dieback and enhanced sprouting within the inhibitory environment of the glial scar. J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 13;31(15):5605-16. PMID: 21490201; PMCID: PMC3394675.

Kundu B. The Origins of Alzheimer’s Disease. Discussions: The Case Undergraduate Research Journal. 2006 Jan;1(33-38).

Winges SA, Kundu B, Soechting JF, Flanders M. Intrinsic Hand Muscle Activation for Grasp and Horizontal Transport. Eurohaptics. 2007;1:39-43. PMID: 20407618; PMCID: PMC2856132.

PhD publications

Kundu B, Chang JY, Postle BR, Van Veen BD. Context-specific differences in fronto-parieto-occipital effective connectivity during short-term memory maintenance. Neuroimage. 2015 Jul 1;114:320-7. PMID: 25863155; PMCID: PMC4446161.

Nadkarni TN, Andreoli MJ, Nair VA, Yin P, Young BM, Kundu B, Pankratz J, Radtke A, Holdsworth R, Kuo JS, Field AS, Baskaya MK, Moritz CH, Meyerand ME, Prabhakaran V. Usage of fMRI for pre-surgical planning in brain tumor and vascular lesion patients: task and statistical threshold effects on language lateralization. Neuroimage Clin. 2014 Dec 24;7:415-23. PMID: 25685705; PMCID: PMC4310930.

Johnson JS, Kundu B, Casali AG, Postle BR. Task-dependent changes in cortical excitability and effective connectivity: a combined TMS-EEG study. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May;107(9):2383-9. PMID: 22323626; PMCID: PMC3362246.

Kundu B, Kuo JS, Dempsey RJ. Turning everything into brain? Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug;67(2):N16-7. PMID: 20644402; PMCID: PMC3759400.

Kundu B, Sutterer DW, Emrich SM, Postle BR. Strengthened effective connectivity underlies transfer of working memory training to tests of short-term memory and attention. J Neurosci. 2013 May 15;33(20):8705-15. PMID: 23678114; PMC3758887.

Wood JM, Kundu B, Utter A, Gallagher TA, Voss J, Nair VA, Kuo JS, Field AS, Moritz CH, Meyerand ME, Prabhakaran V. Impact of brain tumor location on morbidity and mortality: a retrospective functional MR imaging study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Sep;32(8):1420-5. PMID: 21885713; PMCID: PMC3305992.

Voss J, Meier TB, Freidel R, Kundu B, Nair VA, Holdsworth R, Kuo JS, Prabhakaran V. The role of secondary motor and language cortices in morbidity and mortality: a retrospective functional MRI study of surgical planning for patients with intracranial tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Apr;34(4):E7. PMID: 23544413; PMCID: PMC3817821.

Kundu B, Penwarden A, Wood JM, Gallagher TA, Andreoli MJ, Voss J, Meier T, Nair VA, Kuo JS, Field AS, Moritz C, Meyerand ME, Prabhakaran V. Association of functional magnetic resonance imaging indices with postoperative language outcomes in patients with primary brain tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Apr;34(4):E6. PMID: 23544412; PMCID: PMC3954579.

Kundu B, Johnson JS, Postle BR. Trait-like Differences in Underlying Oscillatory State Predict Individual Differences in the TMS-evoked Response. Brain Stimul. 2014 Mar-Apr;7(2):234-42. PMID: 24472620; PMCID: PMC3959568.

Kundu B, Johnson JS, Postle BR. Pre-stimulation phase predicts the TMS-evoked response. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Oct 15;112(8):1885-1893. PMID: 25008413; PMCID: PMC4200008.

Berman SE, Wang X, Mitchell CC, Kundu B, Jackson DC, Wilbrand SM, Varghese T, Hermann BP, Rowley HA, Johnson SC, Dempsey RJ. The relationship between carotid artery plaque stability and white matter ischemic injury. Neuroimage Clin. 2015 Aug 22;9:216-22. PMID: 26448914; PMCID: PMC4572385.

Mitchell CC, Wilbrand SM, Kundu B, Steffel CN, Varghese T, Meshram NH, Li G, Cook TD, Salamat MS, Dempsey RJ. Transcranial Doppler and Microemboli Detection: Relationships to Symptomatic Status and Histopathology Findings. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2017 Sep;43(9): 1861-1867. PMID: 28645797; PMCID: PMC5532746.