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Karunesh Ganguly, Ph.D., M.D.

Neurologist

Dr. Karunesh Ganguly is a neurologist who specializes in neurorehabilitation, particularly for patients with gait or walking disorders. He also treats chronic neurological impairments following stroke or other brain injury. In his research, he studies new treatments for patients recovering from neurological conditions and injuries. He is specifically interested in the development of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that have the potential to revolutionize the care of neurologically impaired patients by allowing electronic devices to directly interface with the brain. Development of these devices could eventually allow paralyzed patients to recover limb function and help retrain brain function after injury. He has authored numerous peer reviewed publications on this topic.

Ganguly earned a medical degree and Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2004 in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his internal medicine and neurology training at UCSF. Ganguly is an assistant professor in Neurology at UCSF.

Clinics

UCSF Neurorehabilitation Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Education

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 2004

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2005
UCSF Medical Center, Neurology 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. Ganguly K, Poo MM. Activity-dependent neural plasticity from bench to bedside. Neuron. 2013 Oct 30; 80(3):729-41.
  3. 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.
  4. Ganguly K, Abrams GM. Management of chronic myelopathy symptoms and activities of daily living. Semin Neurol. 2012 Apr; 32(2):161-8.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Ganguly K, Carmena JM. Neural correlates of skill acquisition with a cortical brain-machine interface. J Mot Behav. 2010 Nov; 42(6):355-60.
  10. 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 5; 107(40):17356-61.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Ganguly K, Carmena JM. Emergence of a stable cortical map for neuroprosthetic control. PLoS Biol. 2009 Jul; 7(7):e1000153.
  14. Ganguly K. The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8(2):93-6.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

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