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 DiegoM.D.2004School of Medicine
    University of California San DiegoPh.D.2004Neuroscience
    University of California San Francisco2005Internal Medicine
    University of California San Francisco2008Neurology
    University of California Berkeley2012Neural 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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    ShEEP request for an Inscopix nVoke Integrated Imaging and Optogenetics System
    VA IS1BX004780Jan 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Optimizing peripheral stimulation parameters to modulate the sensorimotor cortex for post-stroke motor recovery
    NIH/NIMH R01MH111871Sep 23, 2016 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neurophysiological Basis for Enhancing Motor Recovery after Stroke
    VA I01RX001640Oct 1, 2015 - Sep 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neuroprosthetic Control of an Anthropomorphic Exoskeleton in Tetraplegics
    NIH/NICHD DP2HD087955Sep 30, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of circuit-based therapies for motor recovery after stroke
    NIH/NINDS K02NS093014Aug 15, 2015 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Lemke SM, Ramanathan DS, Guo L, Won SJ, Ganguly K. Emergent modular neural control drives coordinated motor actions. Nat Neurosci. 2019 07; 22(7):1122-1131. PMID: 31133689.
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    2. Hishinuma AK, Gulati T, Burish MJ, Ganguly K. Large-scale changes in cortical dynamics triggered by repetitive somatosensory electrical stimulation. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2019 May 24; 16(1):59. PMID: 31126339.
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    3. Ramanathan DS, Guo L, Gulati T, Davidson G, Hishinuma AK, Won SJ, Knight RT, Chang EF, Swanson RA, Ganguly K. Low-frequency cortical activity is a neuromodulatory target that tracks recovery after stroke. Nat Med. 2018 Aug; 24(8):1257-1267. PMID: 29915259.
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    4. Natraj N, Ganguly K. Shaping Reality through Mental Rehearsal. Neuron. 2018 Mar 07; 97(5):998-1000. PMID: 29518363.
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    5. Tu-Chan AP, Natraj N, Godlove J, Abrams G, Ganguly K. Effects of somatosensory electrical stimulation on motor function and cortical oscillations. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2017 Nov 13; 14(1):113. PMID: 29132379.
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    6. Gulati T, Guo L, Ramanathan DS, Bodepudi A, Ganguly K. Neural reactivations during sleep determine network credit assignment. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Sep; 20(9):1277-1284. PMID: 28692062.
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    7. Athalye VR, Ganguly K, Costa RM, Carmena JM. Emergence of Coordinated Neural Dynamics Underlies Neuroprosthetic Learning and Skillful Control. Neuron. 2017 Feb 22; 93(4):955-970.e5. PMID: 28190641.
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    8. Godlove J, Gulati T, Dichter B, Chang E, Ganguly K. Muscle synergies after stroke are correlated with perilesional high gamma. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 12; 3(12):956-961. PMID: 28097208.
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    9. Godlove J, Gulati T, Dichter B, Chang E, Ganguly K.Muscle synergies after stroke are correlated with perilesional high gamma. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2016; 12(3):956-961.
    10. Ramanathan DS, Gulati T, Ganguly K. Sleep-Dependent Reactivation of Ensembles in Motor Cortex Promotes Skill Consolidation. PLoS Biol. 2015; 13(9):e1002263. PMID: 26382320.
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    11. Tsu AP, Burish MJ, GodLove J, Ganguly K. Cortical neuroprosthetics from a clinical perspective. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Nov; 83:154-60. PMID: 26253606.
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    12. Gulati T, Won SJ, Ramanathan DS, Wong CC, Bodepudi A, Swanson RA, Ganguly K. Robust neuroprosthetic control from the stroke perilesional cortex. J Neurosci. 2015 Jun 03; 35(22):8653-61. PMID: 26041930.
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    13. Wong CC, Ramanathan DS, Gulati T, Won SJ, Ganguly K. An automated behavioral box to assess forelimb function in rats. J Neurosci Methods. 2015 May 15; 246:30-7. PMID: 25769277.
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    14. Ganguly K, Abrams GM. Neurologic rehabilitation. Semin Neurol. 2014 Nov; 34(5):483-4. PMID: 25520019.
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    15. Gulati T, Ramanathan DS, Wong CC, Ganguly K. Reactivation of emergent task-related ensembles during slow-wave sleep after neuroprosthetic learning. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Aug; 17(8):1107-13. PMID: 24997761.
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    16. Ganguly K, Poo MM. Activity-dependent neural plasticity from bench to bedside. Neuron. 2013 Oct 30; 80(3):729-41. PMID: 24183023.
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    17. Ganguly K, Byl NN, Abrams GM. Neurorehabilitation: motor recovery after stroke as an example. Ann Neurol. 2013 Sep; 74(3):373-81. PMID: 25813243.
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    18. Canolty RT, Ganguly K, Carmena JM. Task-dependent changes in cross-level coupling between single neurons and oscillatory activity in multiscale networks. PLoS Comput Biol. 2012; 8(12):e1002809. PMID: 23284276; PMCID: PMC3527280.
    19. Ganguly K, Abrams GM. Management of chronic myelopathy symptoms and activities of daily living. Semin Neurol. 2012 Apr; 32(2):161-8. PMID: 22961191.
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    20. So K, Koralek AC, Ganguly K, Gastpar MC, Carmena JM. Assessing functional connectivity of neural ensembles using directed information. J Neural Eng. 2012 Apr; 9(2):026004. PMID: 22328616.
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    21. Canolty RT, Cadieu CF, Koepsell K, Ganguly K, Knight RT, Carmena JM. Detecting event-related changes of multivariate phase coupling in dynamic brain networks. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Apr; 107(7):2020-31. PMID: 22236706; PMCID: PMC3331660.
    22. So K, Ganguly K, Jimenez J, Gastpar MC, Carmena JM. Redundant information encoding in primary motor cortex during natural and prosthetic motor control. J Comput Neurosci. 2012 Jun; 32(3):555-61. PMID: 22042443.
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    23. Ganguly K, Dimitrov DF, Wallis JD, Carmena JM. Reversible large-scale modification of cortical networks during neuroprosthetic control. Nat Neurosci. 2011 May; 14(5):662-7. PMID: 21499255; PMCID: PMC3389499.
    24. Ganguly K, Carmena JM. Neural correlates of skill acquisition with a cortical brain-machine interface. J Mot Behav. 2010 Nov; 42(6):355-60. PMID: 21184353.
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    25. Canolty RT, Ganguly K, Kennerley SW, Cadieu CF, Koepsell K, Wallis JD, Carmena JM. Oscillatory phase coupling coordinates anatomically dispersed functional cell assemblies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 05; 107(40):17356-61. PMID: 20855620; PMCID: PMC2951408.
    26. Héliot R, Ganguly K, Jimenez J, Carmena JM. Learning in closed-loop brain-machine interfaces: modeling and experimental validation. IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern B Cybern. 2010 Oct; 40(5):1387-97. PMID: 20007050.
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    27. Ganguly K, Secundo L, Ranade G, Orsborn A, Chang EF, Dimitrov DF, Wallis JD, Barbaro NM, Knight RT, Carmena JM. Cortical representation of ipsilateral arm movements in monkey and man. J Neurosci. 2009 Oct 14; 29(41):12948-56. PMID: 19828809; PMCID: PMC3376707.
    28. Ganguly K, Carmena JM. Emergence of a stable cortical map for neuroprosthetic control. PLoS Biol. 2009 Jul; 7(7):e1000153. PMID: 19621062.
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    29. Ganguly K, Kleinfeld D. 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. PMID: 15297618; PMCID: PMC514478.
    30. Woodin MA, Ganguly K, Poo MM. Coincident pre- and postsynaptic activity modifies GABAergic synapses by postsynaptic changes in Cl- transporter activity. Neuron. 2003 Aug 28; 39(5):807-20. PMID: 12948447.
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    31. Ganguly K, Schinder AF, Wong ST, Poo M. GABA itself promotes the developmental switch of neuronal GABAergic responses from excitation to inhibition. Cell. 2001 May 18; 105(4):521-32. PMID: 11371348.
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    32. Ganguly K, Kiss L, Poo M. Enhancement of presynaptic neuronal excitability by correlated presynaptic and postsynaptic spiking. Nat Neurosci. 2000 Oct; 3(10):1018-26. PMID: 11017175.
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