Priyanka Shah-Basak, PhD
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinstrumentation and Signal Processing, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2008
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinstrumentation, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2006
Honors and Awards
2005, Member of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
2013–Present, American Heart Association
2014, Society of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
2014, American Academy of Neurology
2017–Present, Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR)
2018, World Stroke Organization
2018–Present, Society of Neurobiology of Language
I am a biomedical engineer and a cognitive neuroscientist by training. My work focuses on optimizing neurorehabilitation approaches for the treatment of cognitive disorders in acquired and neurodegenerative diseases. My postdoctoral work has primarily been focused on examining the efficacy and the neurophysiological bases of noninvasive brain stimulation treatments in post-stroke aphasia and primary progressive aphasia (PPA). Over the past 10 years, I have used a variety of methodologies, including transcranial direct current and magnetic stimulation (tDCS, high-definition tDCS, TMS), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and anatomical (voxel-based morphometry, voxel-based lesion symptom mapping) and functional MR imaging (fMRI), combined with neuropsychological testing and univariate and multivariate (partial least squares, principal component analysis) statistical approaches.
Late dominance of the right hemisphere during narrative comprehension.
(Youssofzadeh V, Conant L, Stout J, Ustine C, Humphries C, Gross WL, Shah-Basak P, Mathis J, Awe E, Allen L, DeYoe EA, Carlson C, Anderson CT, Maganti R, Hermann B, Nair VA, Prabhakaran V, Meyerand B, Binder JR, Raghavan M.) Neuroimage. 2022 Dec 01;264:119749 PMID: 36379420 PMCID: PMC9772156 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85141915479 11/16/2022
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Gene Polymorphism Predicts Response to Continuous Theta Burst Stimulation in Chronic Stroke Patients.
(Parchure S, Harvey DY, Shah-Basak PP, DeLoretta L, Wurzman R, Sacchetti D, Faseyitan O, Lohoff FW, Hamilton RH.) Neuromodulation. 2022 Jun;25(4):569-577 PMID: 35667772 PMCID: PMC8913155 06/07/2022
Genetic and Neurophysiological Biomarkers of Neuroplasticity Inform Post-Stroke Language Recovery.
(Dresang HC, Harvey DY, Xie SX, Shah-Basak PP, DeLoretta L, Wurzman R, Parchure SY, Sacchetti D, Faseyitan O, Lohoff FW, Hamilton RH.) Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2022 Jun;36(6):371-380 PMID: 35428413 PMCID: PMC9133188 04/17/2022
Electrophysiological abnormalities as indicators of early-stage pathology in Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA): A case study in semantic variant PPA.
(Kielar A, Shah-Basak PP, Patterson DK, Jokel R, Meltzer JA.) Neurocase. 2022 Feb;28(1):110-122 PMID: 35230912 03/02/2022
Electrophysiological connectivity markers of preserved language functions in post-stroke aphasia.
(Shah-Basak P, Sivaratnam G, Teti S, Deschamps T, Kielar A, Jokel R, Meltzer JA.) Neuroimage Clin. 2022;34:103036 PMID: 35561556 PMCID: PMC9111985 05/14/2022
Variability in cTBS Aftereffects Attributed to the Interaction of Stimulus Intensity With BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism.
(Harvey DY, DeLoretta L, Shah-Basak PP, Wurzman R, Sacchetti D, Ahmed A, Thiam A, Lohoff FW, Faseyitan O, Hamilton RH.) Front Hum Neurosci. 2021;15:585533 PMID: 34220466 PMCID: PMC8249815 07/06/2021
High definition transcranial direct current stimulation modulates abnormal neurophysiological activity in post-stroke aphasia.
(Shah-Basak PP, Sivaratnam G, Teti S, Francois-Nienaber A, Yossofzai M, Armstrong S, Nayar S, Jokel R, Meltzer J.) Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 12;10(1):19625 PMID: 33184382 PMCID: PMC7665190 11/14/2020
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Polymorphism Influences Response to Single-Pulse Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Rest.
(Shah-Basak P, Harvey DY, Parchure S, Faseyitan O, Sacchetti D, Ahmed A, Thiam A, Lohoff FW, Hamilton RH.) Neuromodulation. 2020 Oct 09 PMID: 33090650 PMCID: PMC8032803 10/23/2020
Slowing is slowing: Delayed neural responses to words are linked to abnormally slow resting state activity in primary progressive aphasia.
(Kielar A, Shah-Basak PP, Deschamps T, Jokel R, Meltzer JA.) Neuropsychologia. 2019 Jun;129:331-347 PMID: 31029594 04/29/2019
Continuous theta burst stimulation over right pars triangularis facilitates naming abilities in chronic post-stroke aphasia by enhancing phonological access.
(Harvey DY, Mass JA, Shah-Basak PP, Wurzman R, Faseyitan O, Sacchetti DL, DeLoretta L, Hamilton RH.) Brain Lang. 2019 May;192:25-34 PMID: 30870740 PMCID: PMC6503859 03/15/2019
Altered beta-band functional connectivity may be related to 'performance slowing' in good outcome aneurysmal subarachnoid patients.
(Shah-Basak PP, Dunkley BT, Ye AX, Wong S, da Costa L, Pang EW.) Neurosci Lett. 2019 Apr 23;699:64-70 PMID: 30711525 02/04/2019