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Vikram Rao, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-2273
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6389-2638 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2008 Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.2006 Graduate Division

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    1. Rao VR, Sellers KK, Wallace DL, Lee MB, Bijanzadeh M, Sani OG, Yang Y, Shanechi MM, Dawes HE, Chang EF. Direct Electrical Stimulation of Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Acutely Improves Mood in Individuals with Symptoms of Depression. Curr Biol. 2018 12 17; 28(24):3893-3902.e4. PMID: 30503621.
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    2. Kirkby LA, Luongo FJ, Lee MB, Nahum M, Van Vleet TM, Rao VR, Dawes HE, Chang EF, Sohal VS. An Amygdala-Hippocampus Subnetwork that Encodes Variation in Human Mood. Cell. 2018 11 29; 175(6):1688-1700.e14. PMID: 30415834.
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    3. Baud MO, Rao VR. Gauging seizure risk. Neurology. 2018 11 20; 91(21):967-973. PMID: 30355701.
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    4. Ma BB, Rao VR. Responsive neurostimulation: Candidates and considerations. Epilepsy Behav. 2018 11; 88:388-395. PMID: 30355456.
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    5. Muller L, Rolston JD, Fox NP, Knowlton R, Rao VR, Chang EF. Direct electrical stimulation of human cortex evokes high gamma activity that predicts conscious somatosensory perception. J Neural Eng. 2018 04; 15(2):026015. PMID: 29160232.
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    6. Singhal NS, Numis AL, Lee MB, Chang EF, Sullivan JE, Auguste KI, Rao VR. Responsive neurostimulation for treatment of pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2018; 10:21-24. PMID: 30013930.
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    7. Baud MO, Kleen JK, Mirro EA, Andrechak JC, King-Stephens D, Chang EF, Rao VR. Multi-day rhythms modulate seizure risk in epilepsy. Nat Commun. 2018 01 08; 9(1):88. PMID: 29311566.
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    8. Rao VR, Leonard MK, Kleen JK, Lucas BA, Mirro EA, Chang EF. Chronic ambulatory electrocorticography from human speech cortex. Neuroimage. 2017 06; 153:273-282. PMID: 28396294.
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    9. Rao VR, Lowenstein DH. Epilepsy. Curr Biol. 2015 Aug 31; 25(17):R742-6. PMID: 26325130.
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    10. Rao VR, Parko KL. Clinical approach to posttraumatic epilepsy. Semin Neurol. 2015 Feb; 35(1):57-63. PMID: 25714868.
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    11. Rao VR, Lim LE, Fong D, Garga NI, Parko KL. Multicentric Castleman's disease with voltage-gated potassium channel antibody-positive limbic encephalitis: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2015 Feb 04; 15:4. PMID: 25648431.
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    12. Rao VR, Pintchovski SA, Chin J, Peebles CL, Mitra S, Finkbeiner S. AMPA receptors regulate transcription of the plasticity-related immediate-early gene Arc. Nat Neurosci. 2006 Jul; 9(7):887-95. PMID: 16732277.
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    13. Bradley J, Carter SR, Rao VR, Wang J, Finkbeiner S. Splice variants of the NR1 subunit differentially induce NMDA receptor-dependent gene expression. J Neurosci. 2006 Jan 25; 26(4):1065-76. PMID: 16436592.
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    14. Rao VR, Finkbeiner S. Secrets of a secretase: N-cadherin proteolysis regulates CBP function. Cell. 2003 Sep 05; 114(5):533-5. PMID: 13678577.
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