Tanuj Gulati, M.Sc., Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Tanuj Gulati, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator at the Center for Neural Science and Medicine (and the departments of Biomedical Sciences and Neurology) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Gulati is also appointed as an Assistant (Adj.) Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the Henri Samueli School of Engineering at UCLA. Prior to this, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience and Neural Engineering at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience (Neuroengineering track) at the Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia and his predoctoral education was in Brain Sciences at the National Brain Research Center; and at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. 

Work Titles
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor, Neurology
UCLA Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine
B.Sc., All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2004
M.Sc., National Brain Research Center, Manesar, India, 2006
Ph.D., Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
Academic Experience:
Postdoctoral fellowship, University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, CA 2018
Honors and Awards:
2021 AHA, Career Development Award
2021 NSF, CAREER Award
2017 NIH/ NINDS , K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
2015 AHA, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Contact Information:

Fax Number:

(424) 315–2853

Lab Number:

(310) 423-3180

Office Phone Number:

(424) 315-2657

Mailing Address:

Lab address:
127 S San Vicente Blvd
Center for Neural Science and Medicine
AHSP A8700-11
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Research Interest:

The lab of Tanuj Gulati, PhD is using systems neuroscience methods to understand the motor basis of behavior. This helps the team understand how the brain generates movement and learns new motor skills. The lab is also using this knowledge to develop novel neuroengineering strategies that utilize the development of motor prostheses, brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) and neurorobotics for repair and functional recovery in movement disabilities, such as stroke. Dr. Gulati’s recent work has also placed a special emphasis on investigating the cortical basis of neuroprosthetic (or BMI) skill consolidation during ‘offline’ sleep periods, and his lab is also investigating if augmentation of processes during sleep can influence motor learning.


A selected list of publications:

Abbasi Aamir, Danielsen Nathan P, Leung Jennifer, Muhammad A K M G, Patel Saahil, Gulati Tanuj   Epidural cerebellar stimulation drives widespread neural synchrony in the intact and stroke perilesional cortex Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 2021; 18(1): 89.
Kim Jaekyung, Gulati Tanuj, Ganguly Karunesh   Competing Roles of Slow Oscillations and Delta Waves in Memory Consolidation versus Forgetting Cell, 2019; 179(2): 514-526.e13.
Hishinuma April K, Gulati Tanuj, Burish Mark J, Ganguly Karunesh   Large-scale changes in cortical dynamics triggered by repetitive somatosensory electrical stimulation Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation, 2019; 16(1): 59.
Ramanathan Dhakshin S, Guo Ling, Gulati Tanuj, Davidson Gray, Hishinuma April K, Won Seok-Joon, Knight Robert T, Chang Edward F, Swanson Raymond A, Ganguly Karunesh   Low-frequency cortical activity is a neuromodulatory target that tracks recovery after stroke Nature medicine, 2018; 24(8): 1257-1267.
Gulati Tanuj, Guo Ling, Ramanathan Dhakshin S, Bodepudi Anitha, Ganguly Karunesh   Neural reactivations during sleep determine network credit assignment Nature neuroscience, 2017; 20(9): 1277-1284.
Godlove Jason, Gulati Tanuj, Dichter Ben, Chang Edward, Ganguly Karunesh   Muscle synergies after stroke are correlated with perilesional high gamma Annals of clinical and translational neurology, 2016; 3(12): 956-961.
Ramanathan Dhakshin S, Gulati Tanuj, Ganguly Karunesh   Sleep-Dependent Reactivation of Ensembles in Motor Cortex Promotes Skill Consolidation PLoS biology, 2015; 13(9): e1002263.
Gulati Tanuj, Won Seok Joon, Ramanathan Dhakshin S, Wong Chelsea C, Bodepudi Anitha, Swanson Raymond A, Ganguly Karunesh   Robust neuroprosthetic control from the stroke perilesional cortex The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2015; 35(22): 8653-61.
Wong Chelsea C, Ramanathan Dhakshin S, Gulati Tanuj, Won Seok Joon, Ganguly Karunesh   An automated behavioral box to assess forelimb function in rats Journal of neuroscience methods, 2015; 246(22): 30-7.
Castro-Alamancos Manuel A, Gulati Tanuj   Neuromodulators produce distinct activated states in neocortex The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2014; 34(37): 12353-67.
Gulati Tanuj, Ramanathan Dhakshin S, Wong Chelsea C, Ganguly Karunesh   Reactivation of emergent task-related ensembles during slow-wave sleep after neuroprosthetic learning Nature neuroscience, 2014; 17(8): 1107-13.
Kim Taegyo, Branner Almut, Gulati Tanuj, Giszter Simon F   Braided multi-electrode probes: mechanical compliance characteristics and recordings from spinal cords Journal of neural engineering, 2013; 10(4): 045001.

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