Office: 1700 Owens Street, Rm 479

Reasearch Areas
  • Translational Neuroplasticity
  • Motor Neuroprosthetics
  • Motor Rehabilitation
  • Stroke

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

Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Karunesh Ganguly is a neurologist and scientist. Clinically he specializes in neuorological rehabilitation and his research lab investigates the neurophysiological basis for recovery after stroke and brain injury. A long-term goal is to develop neural interfaces to facilitate recovery after injury and to restore movements in patients with long-term motor deficits.

Dr. Ganguly is also a 2014 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. He is also a recipient of the Doris Day Clinical Scientist Award and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Medicine.


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

Ganguly K, Carmena JM. Emergence of a stable cortical map for neuroprosthetic control. PLoS Biol. 2009 Jul; 7(7):e1000153.

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.

Ganguly K, Byl, NN, Abrams GM. Neurorehabilitaiton: Motor Recovery After Stroke as an Example. (In Press)