Haleh Karbasforoushan, PhD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1651 4th Street, #613B
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    University of Southern CaliforniaM.S.2009Computer Science
    Northwestern UniversityPh.D.2020Neuroscience
    Stanford UniversityPostdoctoral Fellowship2022Neuroscience; TBI
    University of California San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellowship2023Neuroscience; TBI & Stroke
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    American Heart Association2023Career Development Award
    VA Office of Academic Affiliations 2022 VA Advanced Fellowship (San Francisco VA)
    VA Office of Academic Affiliations2020VA Advanced Fellowship (Palo Alto VA)
    American Society of Neurorehabilitation2019Fletcher H. McDowell Award for best clinical/basic science abstract of the year
    National Institute of Health2017NIH NRSA F31 Pre-doctoral Fellowship
    Mensa Foundation2015Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Award

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    Dr. Haleh Karbasforoushan is a neuroscientist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology. Her research interests include chronic stroke, pediatric stroke, systems neuroscience, and neuroimaging. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University and completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco. Her research background expands in computer science, neuroscience, neuroimaging, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and psychiatric disorders.

    Dr. Karbasforoushan’s research focuses on stroke neuroimaging and neurorehabilitation, investigating the neural mechanism underlying the motor impairments after stroke with the use of advanced MRI techniques and translating this knowledge into targeted and effective neurotherapeutic interventions for these individuals.

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    Investigating Brain Activity and Connectivity Involved in Hand Movement in Chronic Stroke
    American Heart Association 23CDA1054207Oct 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Brain Microstructural and Functional Changes in Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
    VA Office of Academic Affiliations Advanced FellowshipOct 19, 2022 - Sep 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Cortico-thalamic Functional Connectivity Post Traumatic Brain Injury
    VA Office of Academic Affiliations Advanced FellowshipOct 19, 2020 - Oct 18, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Elucidating Motor Pathways Involved in Hand Impairment Post Stroke
    NIH F31NS105486Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 24, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Comparison of multicenter MRI protocols for visualizing the spinal cord gray matter. Magn Reson Med. 2022 08; 88(2):849-859. Cohen-Adad J, Alonso-Ortiz E, Alley S, Lagana MM, Baglio F, Vannesjo SJ, Karbasforoushan H, Seif M, Seifert AC, Xu J, Kim JW, Labounek R, Vojtíšek L, Dostál M, Valošek J, Samson RS, Grussu F, Battiston M, Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott CAM, Yiannakas MC, Gilbert G, Schneider T, Johnson B, Prados F. PMID: 35476875.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. There is a topographic organization in human cortico-pontine connectivity. Brain Commun. 2022; 4(2):fcac047. Karbasforoushan H, Tian R, Baker J. PMID: 35265840; PMCID: PMC8899532.
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    3. Author Correction: Open-access quantitative MRI data of the spinal cord and reproducibility across participants, sites and manufacturers. Sci Data. 2021 Sep 23; 8(1):251. Cohen-Adad J, Alonso-Ortiz E, Abramovic M, Arneitz C, Atcheson N, Barlow L, Barry RL, Barth M, Battiston M, Büchel C, Budde M, Callot V, Combes AJE, De Leener B, Descoteaux M, de Sousa PL, Dostál M, Doyon J, Dvorak A, Eippert F, Epperson KR, Epperson KS, Freund P, Finsterbusch J, Foias A, Fratini M, Fukunaga I, Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott CAM, Germani G, Gilbert G, Giove F, Gros C, Grussu F, Hagiwara A, Henry PG, Horák T, Hori M, Joers J, Kamiya K, Karbasforoushan H, Kerkovský M, Khatibi A, Kim JW, Kinany N, Kitzler HH, Kolind S, Kong Y, Kudlicka P, Kuntke P, Kurniawan ND, Kusmia S, Labounek R, Laganà MM, Laule C, Law CS, Lenglet C, Leutritz T, Liu Y, Llufriu S, Mackey S, Martinez-Heras E, Mattera L, Nestrasil I, O'Grady KP, Papinutto N, Papp D, Pareto D, Parrish TB, Pichiecchio A, Prados F, Rovira À, Ruitenberg MJ, Samson RS, Savini G, Seif M, Seifert AC, Smith AK, Smith SA, Smith ZA, Solana E, Suzuki Y, Tackley G, Tinnermann A, Valošek J, Van De Ville D, Yiannakas MC, Weber Ii KA, Weiskopf N, Wise RG, Wyss PO, Xu J. PMID: 34556662; PMCID: PMC8460649.
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    4. Author Correction: Open-access quantitative MRI data of the spinal cord and reproducibility across participants, sites and manufacturers. Sci Data. 2021 Sep 10; 8(1):242. Cohen-Adad J, Alonso-Ortiz E, Abramovic M, Arneitz C, Atcheson N, Barlow L, Barry RL, Barth M, Battiston M, Büchel C, Budde M, Callot V, Combes AJE, De Leener B, Descoteaux M, de Sousa PL, Dostál M, Doyon J, Dvorak A, Eippert F, Epperson KR, Epperson KS, Freund P, Finsterbusch J, Foias A, Fratini M, Fukunaga I, Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott CAM, Germani G, Gilbert G, Giove F, Gros C, Grussu F, Hagiwara A, Henry PG, Horák T, Hori M, Joers J, Kamiya K, Karbasforoushan H, Kerkovský M, Khatibi A, Kim JW, Kinany N, Kitzler HH, Kolind S, Kong Y, Kudlicka P, Kuntke P, Kurniawan ND, Kusmia S, Labounek R, Laganà MM, Laule C, Law CS, Lenglet C, Leutritz T, Liu Y, Llufriu S, Mackey S, Martinez-Heras E, Mattera L, Nestrasil I, O'Grady KP, Papinutto N, Papp D, Pareto D, Parrish TB, Pichiecchio A, Prados F, Rovira À, Ruitenberg MJ, Samson RS, Savini G, Seif M, Seifert AC, Smith AK, Smith SA, Smith ZA, Solana E, Suzuki Y, Tackley G, Tinnermann A, Valošek J, Van De Ville D, Yiannakas MC, Weber Ii KA, Weiskopf N, Wise RG, Wyss PO, Xu J. PMID: 34508107; PMCID: PMC8433197.
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    5. Open-access quantitative MRI data of the spinal cord and reproducibility across participants, sites and manufacturers. Sci Data. 2021 08 16; 8(1):219. Cohen-Adad J, Alonso-Ortiz E, Abramovic M, Arneitz C, Atcheson N, Barlow L, Barry RL, Barth M, Battiston M, Büchel C, Budde M, Callot V, Combes AJE, De Leener B, Descoteaux M, de Sousa PL, Dostál M, Doyon J, Dvorak A, Eippert F, Epperson KR, Epperson KS, Freund P, Finsterbusch J, Foias A, Fratini M, Fukunaga I, Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott CAM, Germani G, Gilbert G, Giove F, Gros C, Grussu F, Hagiwara A, Henry PG, Horák T, Hori M, Joers J, Kamiya K, Karbasforoushan H, Kerkovský M, Khatibi A, Kim JW, Kinany N, Kitzler HH, Kolind S, Kong Y, Kudlicka P, Kuntke P, Kurniawan ND, Kusmia S, Labounek R, Laganà MM, Laule C, Law CS, Lenglet C, Leutritz T, Liu Y, Llufriu S, Mackey S, Martinez-Heras E, Mattera L, Nestrasil I, O'Grady KP, Papinutto N, Papp D, Pareto D, Parrish TB, Pichiecchio A, Prados F, Rovira À, Ruitenberg MJ, Samson RS, Savini G, Seif M, Seifert AC, Smith AK, Smith SA, Smith ZA, Solana E, Suzuki Y, Tackley G, Tinnermann A, Valošek J, Van De Ville D, Yiannakas MC, Weber Ii KA, Weiskopf N, Wise RG, Wyss PO, Xu J. PMID: 34400655; PMCID: PMC8368310.
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    6. Generic acquisition protocol for quantitative MRI of the spinal cord. Nat Protoc. 2021 10; 16(10):4611-4632. Cohen-Adad J, Alonso-Ortiz E, Abramovic M, Arneitz C, Atcheson N, Barlow L, Barry RL, Barth M, Battiston M, Büchel C, Budde M, Callot V, Combes AJE, De Leener B, Descoteaux M, de Sousa PL, Dostál M, Doyon J, Dvorak A, Eippert F, Epperson KR, Epperson KS, Freund P, Finsterbusch J, Foias A, Fratini M, Fukunaga I, Wheeler-Kingshott CAMG, Germani G, Gilbert G, Giove F, Gros C, Grussu F, Hagiwara A, Henry PG, Horák T, Hori M, Joers J, Kamiya K, Karbasforoushan H, Kerkovský M, Khatibi A, Kim JW, Kinany N, Kitzler H, Kolind S, Kong Y, Kudlicka P, Kuntke P, Kurniawan ND, Kusmia S, Labounek R, Laganà MM, Laule C, Law CS, Lenglet C, Leutritz T, Liu Y, Llufriu S, Mackey S, Martinez-Heras E, Mattera L, Nestrasil I, O'Grady KP, Papinutto N, Papp D, Pareto D, Parrish TB, Pichiecchio A, Prados F, Rovira À, Ruitenberg MJ, Samson RS, Savini G, Seif M, Seifert AC, Smith AK, Smith SA, Smith ZA, Solana E, Suzuki Y, Tackley G, Tinnermann A, Valošek J, Van De Ville D, Yiannakas MC, Weber KA, Weiskopf N, Wise RG, Wyss PO, Xu J. PMID: 34400839; PMCID: PMC8811488.
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    7. Author Correction: Brainstem and spinal cord MRI identifies altered sensorimotor pathways post-stroke. Nat Commun. 2020 07 06; 11(1):3433. Karbasforoushan H, Cohen-Adad J, Dewald JPA. PMID: 32632101; PMCID: PMC7338357.
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    8. Limited capacity for ipsilateral secondary motor areas to support hand function post-stroke. J Physiol. 2020 06; 598(11):2153-2167. Wilkins KB, Yao J, Owen M, Karbasforoushan H, Carmona C, Dewald JPA. PMID: 32144937; PMCID: PMC7266727.
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    9. Brainstem and spinal cord MRI identifies altered sensorimotor pathways post-stroke. Nat Commun. 2019 08 06; 10(1):3524. Karbasforoushan H, Cohen-Adad J, Dewald JPA. PMID: 31388003; PMCID: PMC6684621.
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    10. Intrainsular connectivity and somatosensory responsiveness in young children with ASD. Mol Autism. 2017; 8:25. Failla MD, Peters BR, Karbasforoushan H, Foss-Feig JH, Schauder KB, Heflin BH, Cascio CJ. PMID: 28630661; PMCID: PMC5470196.
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    11. Processing speed impairment in schizophrenia is mediated by white matter integrity. Psychol Med. 2015 Jan; 45(1):109-20. Karbasforoushan H, Duffy B, Blackford JU, Woodward ND. PMID: 25066842; PMCID: PMC5297385.
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    12. Response selection impairment in schizophrenia transcends sensory and motor modalities. Schizophr Res. 2014 Feb; 152(2-3):446-9. Woodward ND, Duffy B, Karbasforoushan H. PMID: 24361304; PMCID: PMC3925400.
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    13. Prefrontal cortex activity during response selection predicts processing speed impairment in schizophrenia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2013 Aug; 19(7):782-91. Woodward ND, Duffy B, Karbasforoushan H. PMID: 23816240; PMCID: PMC3910268.
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    14. Thalamocortical dysconnectivity in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Oct; 169(10):1092-9. Woodward ND, Karbasforoushan H, Heckers S. PMID: 23032387; PMCID: PMC3810300.
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    15. Resting-state networks in schizophrenia. Curr Top Med Chem. 2012; 12(21):2404-14. Karbasforoushan H, Woodward ND. PMID: 23279179.
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