Dara Ghahremani, Ph.D.


Work Titles
UCLA Member, Center for Addictive Behaviors
Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D.

Contact Information:

Work Email Address:

darag@ucla.edu


Detailed Biography:

Dr. Dara G. Ghahremani is currently associate research faculty in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences. He received his PhD in Psychology & Neuroscience from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Russell Poldrack at UCLA.

Publications:

Faulkner Paul, Petersen Nicole, Ghahremani Dara G, Cox Chelsea M, Tyndale Rachel F, Hellemann Gerhard S, London Edythe D   Sex differences in tobacco withdrawal and responses to smoking reduced-nicotine cigarettes in young smokers Psychopharmacology, 2017; 1-8.
Courtney Kelly E, Ghahremani Dara G, Ray Lara A   The Effects of Pharmacological Opioid Blockade on Neural Measures of Drug Cue-Reactivity in Humans Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 41(12): 2872-2881.
Okita Kyoji, Ghahremani Dara G, Payer Doris E, Robertson Chelsea L, Mandelkern Mark A, London Edythe D   Relationship of Alexithymia Ratings to Dopamine D2-type Receptors in Anterior Cingulate and Insula of Healthy Control Subjects but Not Methamphetamine-Dependent Individuals The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology, 2016; 19(5): 891-8.
Okita Kyoji, Ghahremani Dara G, Payer Doris E, Robertson Chelsea L, Dean Andy C, Mandelkern Mark A, London Edythe D   Emotion dysregulation and amygdala dopamine D2-type receptor availability in methamphetamine users Drug and alcohol dependence, 2016; 161(5): 163-70.
Dean Andy C, Kohno Milky, Morales Angelica M, Ghahremani Dara G, London Edythe D   Denial in methamphetamine users: Associations with cognition and functional connectivity in brain Drug and alcohol dependence, 2015; 151(5): 84-91.
Robertson Chelsea L, Ishibashi Kenji, Mandelkern Mark A, Brown Amira K, Ghahremani Dara G, Sabb Fred, Bilder Robert, Cannon Tyrone, Borg Jacqueline, London Edythe D   Striatal D1- and D2-type dopamine receptors are linked to motor response inhibition in human subjects The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2015; 35(15): 5990-7.
Courtney Kelly E, Ghahremani Dara G, Ray Lara A   The effect of alcohol priming on neural markers of alcohol cue-reactivity The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 2015; 41(4): 300-8.
Kohno Milky, Ghahremani Dara G, Morales Angelica M, Robertson Chelsea L, Ishibashi Kenji, Morgan Andrew T, Mandelkern Mark A, London Edythe D   Risk-taking behavior: dopamine D2/D3 receptors, feedback, and frontolimbic activity Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2015; 25(1): 236-45.
Ray Lara A, Courtney Kelly E, Ghahremani Dara G, Miotto Karen, Brody Arthur, London Edythe D   Varenicline, naltrexone, and their combination for heavy-drinking smokers: preliminary neuroimaging findings The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 2015; 41(1): 35-44.
Courtney Kelly E, Ghahremani Dara G, London Edythe D, Ray Lara A   The association between cue-reactivity in the precuneus and level of dependence on nicotine and alcohol Drug and alcohol dependence, 2014; 141(19): 21-6.
Morales Angelica M, Ghahremani Dara, Kohno Milky, Hellemann Gerhard S, London Edythe D   Cigarette exposure, dependence, and craving are related to insula thickness in young adult smokers Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2014; 39(8): 1816-22.
Kohno Milky, Morales Angelica M, Ghahremani Dara G, Hellemann Gerhard, London Edythe D   Risky decision making, prefrontal cortex, and mesocorticolimbic functional connectivity in methamphetamine dependence JAMA psychiatry, 2014; 71(7): 812-20.
Ghahremani Dara G, Oh Eugene Y, Dean Andrew C, Mouzakis Kristina, Wilson Kristen D, London Edythe D   Effects of the Youth Empowerment Seminar on Impulsive Behavior in Adolescents The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2013; 53(1): 139-41.
Courtney Kelly E, Ghahremani Dara G, Ray Lara A   Fronto-striatal functional connectivity during response inhibition in alcohol dependence Addiction biology, 2013; 18(3): 593-604.
Brown Amira K, Mandelkern Mark A, Farahi Judah, Robertson Chelsea, Ghahremani Dara G, Sumerel Brittany, Moallem Nathasha, London Edythe D   Sex differences in striatal dopamine D2/D3 receptor availability in smokers and non-smokers The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology / official scientific journal of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), 2012; 15(7): 989-94.
Ghahremani Dara G, Lee Buyean, Robertson Chelsea L, Tabibnia Golnaz, Morgan Andrew T, De Shetler Natalie, Brown Amira K, Monterosso John R, Aron Adam R, Mandelkern Mark A, Poldrack Russell A, London Edythe D   Striatal dopamine D₂/D₃ receptors mediate response inhibition and related activity in frontostriatal neural circuitry in humans The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2012; 32(21): 7316-24.
Nestor Liam J, Ghahremani Dara G, Monterosso John, London Edythe D   Prefrontal hypoactivation during cognitive control in early abstinent methamphetamine-dependent subjects Psychiatry research, 2011; 194(3): 287-95.
Ghahremani Dara G, Tabibnia Golnaz, Monterosso John, Hellemann Gerhard, Poldrack Russell A, London Edythe D   Effect of modafinil on learning and task-related brain activity in methamphetamine-dependent and healthy individuals Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011; 36(5): 950-9.
Scott-Van Zeeland Ashley A, Abrahams Brett S, Alvarez-Retuerto Ana I, Sonnenblick Lisa I, Rudie Jeffrey D, Ghahremani Dara, Mumford Jeanette A, Poldrack Russell A, Dapretto Mirella, Geschwind Daniel H, Bookheimer Susan Y   Altered functional connectivity in frontal lobe circuits is associated with variation in the autism risk gene CNTNAP2 Science translational medicine, 2010; 2(56): 56ra80.
Scott-Van Zeeland Ashley A, Dapretto Mirella, Ghahremani Dara G, Poldrack Russell A, Bookheimer Susan Y   Reward processing in autism Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research, 2010; 3(2): 53-67.
Ghahremani Dara G, Monterosso John, Jentsch J David, Bilder Robert M, Poldrack Russell A   Neural Components Underlying Behavioral Flexibility in Human Reversal Learning Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2009; .
Xue Gui, Ghahremani Dara G, Poldrack Russell A   Neural substrates for reversing stimulus-outcome and stimulus-response associations The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2008; 28(44): 11196-204.
Gui Xue, Dara G. Ghahremani, and Russell A. Poldrack   Neural Substrates for Reversing Stimulus-Outcome and Stimulus-Response Associations, Journal of Neuroscience, 2008; 28 : 11196-11204.
Schwartzman, Dougherty, Lee, Ghahremani, Taylor   Empirical null and false discovery rate analysis in neuroimaging NeuroImage, 2008; .
Golarai Golijeh, Ghahremani Dara G, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, Reiss Allan, Eberhardt Jennifer L, Gabrieli John D E, Grill-Spector Kalanit   Differential development of high-level visual cortex correlates with category-specific recognition memory Nature neuroscience, 2007; 10(4): 512-22.
Bergerbest Dafna, Ghahremani Dara G, Gabrieli John D E   Neural correlates of auditory repetition priming: reduced fMRI activation in the auditory cortex Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 2007; 16(6): 966-77.
Anderson A K, Christoff K, Stappen I, Panitz D, Ghahremani D G, Glover G, Gabrieli J D E, Sobel N   Dissociated neural representations of intensity and valence in human olfaction Nature neuroscience, 2003; 6(2): 196-202.
Makeig S, Jung T P, Bell A J, Ghahremani D, Sejnowski T J   Blind separation of auditory event-related brain responses into independent components Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1997; 94(20): 10979-84.

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