Undergraduate education

University of California-San Diego - BA, BS (2010)

Years in MSTP



Neuroscience, 2016


Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD


Neurology, University of California–Los Angeles, 2019-

Current position

Intern, Department of Medicine, University of California–San Francisco Fresno Medical Center

Thesis title

Using a Brain-Computer Interface System for Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Motor Function after Stroke: Neuroplastic and Practical Insights

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Carraro G, El-Hashash A, Guidolin D, Tiozzo C, Turcatel G, Young BM, De Langhe SP, Bellusci S, Shi W, Parnigotto PP, Warburton D. miR-17 family of microRNAs controls FGF10-mediated embryonic lung epithelial branching morphogenesis through MAPK14 and STAT3 regulation of E-Cadherin distribution. Dev Biol. 2009 Sep 15;333(2):238-50. PMID: 19559694; PMCID: PMC2735610.

PhD publications

La C, Mossahebi P, Nair VA, Young BM, Stamm J, Birn R, Meyerand ME, Prabhakaran V. Differing Patterns of Altered Slow-5 Oscillations in Healthy Aging and Ischemic Stroke. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016 Apr 13;10:156. PMID: 27148013; PMCID: PMC4829615.

La C, Nair VA, Mossahebi P, Young BM, Sattin J, Chacon M, Jensen M, Birn R, Meyerand ME, Prabhakaran V. Implication of the Slow-5 oscillations in the disruption of the Default-Mode Network in healthy Aging and Stroke. Brain Connect. Jul;6(6):482-95. PMID: 27130180; PMCID: PMC4976252.

Song J, Nair VA, Young BM, Walton LM, Nigogosyan Z, Remsik A, Tyler ME, Farrar-Edwards D, Caldera KE, Sattin JA, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. DTI Measures Track and Predict Motor Function Outcomes in Stroke Rehabilitation Utilizing BCI Technology. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015 Apr 27;9:195. PMID: 25964753; PMCID: PMC4410488.

Nair VA, Young BM, La C, Reiter P, Nadkarni TN, Song J, Vergun S, Addepally NS, Mylavarapu K, Swartz JL, Jensen MB, Chacon MR, Sattin JA, Prabhakaran V. Functional connectivity changes in the language network during stroke recovery. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2015 Feb;2(2):185-95. PMID: 25750922; PMCID: PMC4338958.

Nadkarni TN, Andreoli MJ, Nair VA, Yin P, Young BM, Kundu B, Pankratz J, Radtke A, Holdsworth R, Kuo JS, Field AS, Baskaya MK, Moritz CH, Meyerand ME, Prabhakaran V. Usage of fMRI for pre-surgical planning in brain tumor and vascular lesion patients: task and statistical threshold effects on language lateralization. Neuroimage Clin. 2014 Dec 24;7:415-23. PMID: 25685705; PMCID: PMC4310930.

Schalick WO, Westbrook C, Young B. Communication with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Psychiatric Disabilities: A Summary of the Literature. University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Papers. 2012 Aug;wp264.

Gallagher TA, Nair VA, Regner MF, Young BM, Radtke A, Pankratz J, Holdsworth RL, Baniulis D, Kornder NK, Voss J, Austin BP, Moritz C, Meyerand ME, Prabhakaran V. Characterizing the relationship between functional MRI-derived measures and clinical outcomes in patients with vascular lesions. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Apr;34(4):E8. PMID: 23544414; PMCID: PMC3807681.

La C, Young BM, Garcia-Ramos C, Nair VA and Prabhakaran V. Characterizing Recovery of the Human Brain following Stroke: Evidence from fMRI Studies. In: Seeman P, Madras B (eds.), Imaging of the Human Brain in Health and Disease. Elsevier. 2013: 485-501.

Young BM, Nigogosyan Z, Nair VA, Walton LM, Song J, Tyler ME, Edwards DF, Caldera K, Sattin JA, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Case report: post-stroke interventional BCI rehabilitation in an individual with preexisting sensorineural disability. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2014 June 24;7:18. eCollection 2014. PMID: 2500949; PMCID: PMC4067954.

Young BM, Nigogosyan Z, Walton LM, Song J, Nair VA, Grogan SW, Tyler ME, Edwards DF, Caldera K, Sattin JA, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Changes in functional brain organization and behavioral correlations after rehabilitative therapy using a brain-computer interface. Front Neuroeng. 2014 Jul 15;7:26. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25076886; PMCID: PMC4097124.

Song J, Young BM, Nigogosyan Z, Walton LM, Nair VA, Grogan SW, Tyler ME, Farrar-Edwards D, Caldera KE, Sattin JA, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Characterizing relationships of DTI, fMRI, and motor recovery in stroke rehabilitation utilizing brain-computer interface technology. Front Neuroeng. 2014 Jul 29;7:31. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25120466; PMCID: PMC4114288.

Young BM, Nigogosyan Z, Remsik A, Walton LM, Song J, Nair VA, Grogan SW, Tyler ME, Edwards DF, Caldera K, Sattin JA, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Changes in functional connectivity correlate with behavioral gains in stroke patients after therapy using a brain-computer interface device. Front Neuroeng. 2014 Jul 8;7:25. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25071547; PMCID: PMC4086321.

Young BM, Williams J, Prabhakaran V. BCI-FES: could a new rehabilitation device hold fresh promise for stroke patients? Expert Rev Med Devices. 2014 Nov;11(6):537-9. PMID: 25060658; PMCID: PMC4194138.

Young BM, Nigogosyan Z, Walton LM, Remsik A, Song J, Nair VA, Tyler ME, Edwards DF, Caldera K, Sattin JA, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Dose-response relationships using brain-computer interface technology impact stroke rehabilitation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 Jun 23;9:361. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26157378; PMCID: PMC4477141.

Young BM, Stamm JM, Song J, Remsik AB, Nair VA, Tyler ME, Edwards DF, Caldera K, Sattin JA, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Brain-Computer Interface Training after Stroke Affects Patterns of Brain-Behavior Relationships in Corticospinal Motor Fibers. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016 Sep 16;10:457. PMID: 27695404; PMCID: PMC5025476.

Nair VA, Beniwal-Patel P, Mbah I, Young BM, Prabhakaran V, Saha S. Structural Imaging Changes and Behavioral Correlates in Patients with Crohn's Disease in Remission. Front Hum Neurosci. 2016 Sep 16;10:460. PMID: 27695405; PMCID: PMC5025433.

Remsik A, Young B, Vermilyea R, Kiekhoefer L, Abrams J, Evander Elmore S, Schultz P, Nair V, Edwards D, Williams J, Prabhakaran V. A review of the progression and future implications of brain-computer interface therapies for restoration of distal upper extremity motor function after stroke. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2016 May;13(5):445-54. PMID: 27112213; PMCID: PMC5131699.

Mohanty R, Sinha AM, Remsik AB, Dodd KC, Young BM, Jacobson T, McMillan M, Thoma J, Advani H, Nair VA, Kang TJ, Caldera K, Edwards DF, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Machine Learning Classification to Identify the Stage of Brain-Computer Interface Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation Using Functional Connectivity. Front Neurosci. 2018 May 29;12:353. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29896082; PMCID: PMC5986965.

Remsik AB, Dodd K, Williams L Jr, Thoma J, Jacobson T, Allen JD, Advani H, Mohanty R, McMillan M, Rajan S, Walczak M, Young BM, Nigogosyan Z, Rivera CA, Mazrooyisebdani M, Tellapragada N, Walton LM, Gjini K, van Kan PLE, Kang TJ, Sattin JA, Nair VA, Edwards DF, Williams JC, Prabhakaran V. Behavioral Outcomes Following Brain-Computer Interface Intervention for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation in Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Front Neurosci. 2018 Nov 8;12:752. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30467461; PMCID: PMC6235950.

Mazrooyisebdani M, Nair VA, Loh PL, Remsik AB, Young BM, Moreno BS, Dodd KC, Kang TJ, William JC, Prabhakaran V. Evaluation of Changes in the Motor Network Following BCI Therapy Based on Graph Theory Analysis. Front Neurosci. 2018 Nov 27;12:861. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30542258; PMCID: PMC6277805