Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of California San DiegoMD, PhDNeuroscience
    University of California San FranciscoInternal Medicine
    University of California San FranciscoNeurology
    University of California BerkeleyNeural Engineering
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    President, White House2013  - 2018Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund2011  - 2017Career Award in Medicine
    Doris Duke Foundation2012  - 2016Clinical Scientist Award
    Veterans Health Association2009  - 2014Career Development Award
    American Heart Association2008  - 2013Faculty Transitional Award

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    Optimizing oscillatory epidural electrical stimulation to selectively increase task-related population dynamics in motor areas
    NIH R01NS117406Sep 30, 2020 - Aug 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Modulating Low-Frequency Cortical Population Dynamics to Augment Motor Function After Stroke
    NIH R01NS112424Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ShEEP request for an Inscopix nVoke Integrated Imaging and Optogenetics System
    NIH IS1BX004780Jan 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Optimizing peripheral stimulation parameters to modulate the sensorimotor cortex for post-stroke motor recovery
    NIH R01MH111871Sep 23, 2016 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neurophysiological Basis for Enhancing Motor Recovery After Stroke
    NIH I01RX001640Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuroprosthetic Control of an Anthropomorphic Exoskeleton in Tetraplegics
    NIH DP2HD087955Sep 30, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of circuit-based therapies for motor recovery after stroke
    NIH K02NS093014Aug 15, 2015 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Coupling between motor cortex and striatum increases during sleep over long-term skill learning. Elife. 2021 09 10; 10. Lemke SM, Ramanathan DS, Darevksy D, Egert D, Berke JD, Ganguly K. PMID: 34505576.
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    2. Neuroprosthesis for Decoding Speech in a Paralyzed Person with Anarthria. N Engl J Med. 2021 07 15; 385(3):217-227. Moses DA, Metzger SL, Liu JR, Anumanchipalli GK, Makin JG, Sun PF, Chartier J, Dougherty ME, Liu PM, Abrams GM, Tu-Chan A, Ganguly K, Chang EF. PMID: 34260835.
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    3. Coordinated increase of reliable cortical and striatal ensemble activations during recovery after stroke. Cell Rep. 2021 Jul 13; 36(2):109370. Guo L, Kondapavulur S, Lemke SM, Won SJ, Ganguly K. PMID: 34260929.
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    4. Low-frequency stimulation enhances ensemble co-firing and dexterity after stroke. Cell. 2021 02 18; 184(4):912-930.e20. Khanna P, Totten D, Novik L, Roberts J, Morecraft RJ, Ganguly K. PMID: 33571430.
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    5. Cellular-scale silicon probes for high-density, precisely localized neurophysiology. J Neurophysiol. 2020 12 01; 124(6):1578-1587. Egert D, Pettibone JR, Lemke S, Patel PR, Caldwell CM, Cai D, Ganguly K, Chestek CA, Berke JD. PMID: 32965150.
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    6. Plug-and-play control of a brain-computer interface through neural map stabilization. Nat Biotechnol. 2021 03; 39(3):326-335. Silversmith DB, Abiri R, Hardy NF, Natraj N, Tu-Chan A, Chang EF, Ganguly K. PMID: 32895549.
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    7. Single-trial cross-area neural population dynamics during long-term skill learning. Nat Commun. 2020 08 13; 11(1):4057. Veuthey TL, Derosier K, Kondapavulur S, Ganguly K. PMID: 32792523.
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    8. The Degree of Nesting between Spindles and Slow Oscillations Modulates Neural Synchrony. J Neurosci. 2020 06 10; 40(24):4673-4684. Silversmith DB, Lemke SM, Egert D, Berke JD, Ganguly K. PMID: 32371605.
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    9. A consensus statement: defining terms for reactivation analysis. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2020 05 25; 375(1799):20200001. Genzel L, Dragoi G, Frank L, Ganguly K, de la Prida L, Pfeiffer B, Robertson E. PMID: 32248790.
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    10. Competing Roles of Slow Oscillations and Delta Waves in Memory Consolidation versus Forgetting. Cell. 2019 10 03; 179(2):514-526.e13. Kim J, Gulati T, Ganguly K. PMID: 31585085.
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    11. Changes in the coupling of slow-waves with spindles tracks motor recovery after stroke. IBRO Reports. 2019 Sep 1; 6:s473-s474. Jaekyung Kim, April Hishinuma, Ling Guo, Seok-Joon Won, Karunesh Ganguly. .
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    12. Emergent modular neural control drives coordinated motor actions. Nat Neurosci. 2019 07; 22(7):1122-1131. Lemke SM, Ramanathan DS, Guo L, Won SJ, Ganguly K. PMID: 31133689.
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    13. Large-scale changes in cortical dynamics triggered by repetitive somatosensory electrical stimulation. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2019 05 24; 16(1):59. Hishinuma AK, Gulati T, Burish MJ, Ganguly K. PMID: 31126339.
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    14. Low-frequency cortical activity is a neuromodulatory target that tracks recovery after stroke. Nat Med. 2018 08; 24(8):1257-1267. Ramanathan DS, Guo L, Gulati T, Davidson G, Hishinuma AK, Won SJ, Knight RT, Chang EF, Swanson RA, Ganguly K. PMID: 29915259.
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    15. Shaping Reality through Mental Rehearsal. Neuron. 2018 03 07; 97(5):998-1000. Natraj N, Ganguly K. PMID: 29518363.
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    16. Effects of somatosensory electrical stimulation on motor function and cortical oscillations. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2017 Nov 13; 14(1):113. Tu-Chan AP, Natraj N, Godlove J, Abrams G, Ganguly K. PMID: 29132379.
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    17. Neural reactivations during sleep determine network credit assignment. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Sep; 20(9):1277-1284. Gulati T, Guo L, Ramanathan DS, Bodepudi A, Ganguly K. PMID: 28692062.
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    18. Enhancing low-frequency oscillations using on-demand direct-current stimulation improves motor function after stroke. Brain Stimulation. 2017 Mar 1; 10(2):521-522. D.S. Ramanathan, L. Guo, T. Gulati, S.J. Won, G. Davidson, A. Hishinuma, K. Ganguly. .
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    19. Emergence of Coordinated Neural Dynamics Underlies Neuroprosthetic Learning and Skillful Control. Neuron. 2017 Feb 22; 93(4):955-970.e5. Athalye VR, Ganguly K, Costa RM, Carmena JM. PMID: 28190641.
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    20. Muscle synergies after stroke are correlated with perilesional high gamma. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 12; 3(12):956-961. Godlove J, Gulati T, Dichter B, Chang E, Ganguly K. PMID: 28097208.
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    21. Muscle synergies after stroke are correlated with perilesional high gamma. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2016; 12(3):956-961. Godlove J, Gulati T, Dichter B, Chang E, Ganguly K. .
    22. Sleep-Dependent Reactivation of Ensembles in Motor Cortex Promotes Skill Consolidation. PLoS Biol. 2015; 13(9):e1002263. Ramanathan DS, Gulati T, Ganguly K. PMID: 26382320.
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    23. Cortical neuroprosthetics from a clinical perspective. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Nov; 83:154-60. Tsu AP, Burish MJ, GodLove J, Ganguly K. PMID: 26253606.
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    24. Robust neuroprosthetic control from the stroke perilesional cortex. J Neurosci. 2015 Jun 03; 35(22):8653-61. Gulati T, Won SJ, Ramanathan DS, Wong CC, Bodepudi A, Swanson RA, Ganguly K. PMID: 26041930.
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    25. An automated behavioral box to assess forelimb function in rats. J Neurosci Methods. 2015 May 15; 246:30-7. Wong CC, Ramanathan DS, Gulati T, Won SJ, Ganguly K. PMID: 25769277.
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    26. Neurologic rehabilitation. Semin Neurol. 2014 Nov; 34(5):483-4. Ganguly K, Abrams GM. PMID: 25520019.
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    27. Reactivation of emergent task-related ensembles during slow-wave sleep after neuroprosthetic learning. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Aug; 17(8):1107-13. Gulati T, Ramanathan DS, Wong CC, Ganguly K. PMID: 24997761.
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    28. An evaluation of the sensitivity of MRI at detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients utilizing an explant reference standard. Clin Imaging. 2014 Sep-Oct; 38(5):693-7. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR. PMID: 19828809.
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    29. Activity-dependent neural plasticity from bench to bedside. Neuron. 2013 Oct 30; 80(3):729-41. Ganguly K, Poo MM. PMID: 24183023.
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    30. Neurorehabilitation: motor recovery after stroke as an example. Ann Neurol. 2013 Sep; 74(3):373-81. Ganguly K, Byl NN, Abrams GM. PMID: 25813243.
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    31. Task-dependent changes in cross-level coupling between single neurons and oscillatory activity in multiscale networks. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012; 8(12):e1002809. Canolty RT, Ganguly K, Carmena JM. PMID: 23284276.
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    32. Management of chronic myelopathy symptoms and activities of daily living. Semin Neurol. 2012 Apr; 32(2):161-8. Ganguly K, Abrams GM. PMID: 22961191.
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    33. Assessing functional connectivity of neural ensembles using directed information. J Neural Eng. 2012 Apr; 9(2):026004. So K, Koralek AC, Ganguly K, Gastpar MC, Carmena JM. PMID: 22328616.
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    34. Detecting event-related changes of multivariate phase coupling in dynamic brain networks. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Apr; 107(7):2020-31. Canolty RT, Cadieu CF, Koepsell K, Ganguly K, Knight RT, Carmena JM. PMID: 22236706.
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    35. Redundant information encoding in primary motor cortex during natural and prosthetic motor control. J Comput Neurosci. 2012 Jun; 32(3):555-61. So K, Ganguly K, Jimenez J, Gastpar MC, Carmena JM. PMID: 22042443.
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    36. Reversible large-scale modification of cortical networks during neuroprosthetic control. Nat Neurosci. 2011 May; 14(5):662-7. Ganguly K, Dimitrov DF, Wallis JD, Carmena JM. PMID: 21499255.
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    37. Neural correlates of skill acquisition with a cortical brain-machine interface. J Mot Behav. 2010 Nov; 42(6):355-60. Ganguly K, Carmena JM. PMID: 21184353.
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    38. PW5-1 The role of neuronal oscillations in local computation and long-range communication. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2010 Oct 1; 121:s88. R.T. Canolty, K. Ganguly, R.T. Knight, J.M. Carmena. .
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    39. Oscillatory phase coupling coordinates anatomically dispersed functional cell assemblies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 05; 107(40):17356-61. Canolty RT, Ganguly K, Kennerley SW, Cadieu CF, Koepsell K, Wallis JD, Carmena JM. PMID: 20855620.
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    40. System Architecture for Stiffness Control in Brain–Machine Interfaces. IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Systems. 2010 Jul 1; 40(4):732-742. Rodolphe Héliot, Amy L. Orsborn, Karunesh Ganguly, Jose M. Carmena. .
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    41. Learning in closed-loop brain-machine interfaces: modeling and experimental validation. IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern B Cybern. 2010 Oct; 40(5):1387-97. Héliot R, Ganguly K, Jimenez J, Carmena JM. PMID: 20007050.
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    42. Emergence of a stable cortical map for neuroprosthetic control. PLoS Biol. 2009 Jul; 7(7):e1000153. Ganguly K, Carmena JM. PMID: 19621062.
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    43. Goal-directed whisking increases phase-locking between vibrissa movement and electrical activity in primary sensory cortex in rat. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Aug 17; 101(33):12348-53. Ganguly K, Kleinfeld D. PMID: 15297618.
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    44. Coincident pre- and postsynaptic activity modifies GABAergic synapses by postsynaptic changes in Cl- transporter activity. Neuron. 2003 Aug 28; 39(5):807-20. Woodin MA, Ganguly K, Poo MM. PMID: 12948447.
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    45. GABA itself promotes the developmental switch of neuronal GABAergic responses from excitation to inhibition. Cell. 2001 May 18; 105(4):521-32. Ganguly K, Schinder AF, Wong ST, Poo M. PMID: 11371348.
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    46. Enhancement of presynaptic neuronal excitability by correlated presynaptic and postsynaptic spiking. Nat Neurosci. 2000 Oct; 3(10):1018-26. Ganguly K, Kiss L, Poo M. PMID: 11017175.
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