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Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,




Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1179 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: bkraft@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999

Memberships

  • Int'L Soc.Of Magnetic Resonanc
Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sticht Center on Aging
Center for Diabetes Research
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

aging, fitness/physical, instrument development, medical technology/devices, model development, radiology imaging/nuclear medi

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1179 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: bkraft@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Fetterhoff D, Opris I, Simpson SL, Deadwyler SA, Hampson RE, Kraft RA. Multifractal analysis of information processing in hippocampal neural ensembles during working memory under Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol administration. J Neurosci Methods. 2015;244():136-153.

Papoiu AD, Kraft RA, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G. Butorphanol suppression of histamine itch is mediated by nucleus accumbens and septal nuclei: a pharmacological fMRI study. J Invest Dermatol. 2015;135(2):560-568.

Telesford QK, Laurienti PJ, Davenport AT, Friedman DP, Kraft RA, Daunais JB. The effects of chronic alcohol self-administration in nonhuman primate brain networks. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015;39(4):659-671.

Mochizuki H, Papoiu AD, Nattkemper LA, Lin A, Kraft R, Coghill R, Yosipovitch G. The cerebral mechanism of scratching and its pleasurability in chronic itch [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2015;135(Suppl 1):S32.

Willard SL, Uberseder B, Clark A, Daunais JB, Johnston WD, Neely D, Massey A, Williamson JD, Kraft RA, Bourland JD, Jones SR, Shively CA. Long term sertraline effects on neural structures in depressed and nondepressed adult female nonhuman primates. Neuropharmacology. 2015;():.

Mochizuki H, Papoiu AD, Nattkemper LA, Lin AC, Kraft RA, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G. Scratching induces overactivity in motor-related regions and reward system in chronic itch patients. J Invest Dermatol. 2015;():.

Lobanov OV, Zeidan F, McHaffie JG, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. From cue to meaning: brain mechanisms supporting the construction of expectations of pain. Pain. 2014;155(1):129-136.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC. Neural correlates of mindfulness meditation-related anxiety relief. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2014;9(6):751-759.

Papoiu AD, Emerson NM, Patel TS, Kraft RA, Valdes-Rodriguez R, Nattkemper LA, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G. Voxel-based morphometry and arterial spin labeling fMRI reveal neuropathic and neuroplastic features of brain processing of itch in end-stage-renal-disease. J Neurophysiol. 2014;112(7):1729-1738.

Zeidan F, Emerson NM, Farris S, Ray J, Jung Y, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC. Neural mechanisms supporting mindfulness-based pain relief as compared to placebo analgesia [abstract]. In: 9th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium. 2014;():.

Dixon RL, Boone JM, Kraft RA. Dose equations for shift-variant CT acquisition modes using variable pitch, tube current, and aperture, and the meaning of their associated CTDIvol. Med Phys. 2014;41(11):111906.

Zeidan F, Lobanov OV, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms evaluating the discordance between expectated and experienced pain [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 14th World Congress on Pain; 2012 Aug 27-31; Milan (Italy). 2013;():PT 502.

Papoiu AD, Nattkemper L, Kraft R, Coghill R, Yosipovitch G. Differential effect of butorphanol on histamine itch, cowhage itch and heat pain sensitivity. A combined psychophysical and neuroimaging study [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2013;133(Suppl 1):S188.

Lobanov OV, Quevedo AS, Hadsel MS, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Frontoparietal mechanisms supporting attention to location and intensity of painful stimuli. Pain. 2013;154(9):1758-1768.

Telesford QK, Laurienti PJ, Friedman DP, Kraft RA, Daunais JB. The effects of alcohol on the nonhuman primate brain: a network science approach to neuroimaging. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013;37(11):1891-1900.

Papoiu AD, Nattkemper LA, Sanders KM, Kraft RA, Chan YH, Coghill RC, Yosipovitch G. Brain's reward circuits mediate itch relief. A functional MRI study of active scratching. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e82389.

Papoiu ADP, Coghill RC, Kraft RA, Wang H, Yosipovitch G. A tale of two itches. Common features and notable differences in brain activation evoked by cowhage and histamine induced itch. Neuroimage. 2012;59(4):3611-3623.

Telesford QK, Davenport AT, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ, Daunais JB. Dynamic changes in the brain due to acute ethanol exposure in non-human primate brain networks [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012;36(Suppl 1):268A.

Pollock JM, Whitlow CT, Simonds J, Stevens EA, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Response of arteriovenous malformations to gamma knife therapy evaluated with pulsed arterial spin-labeling MRI perfusion. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196(1):15-22.

Presley TD, Morgan AR, Bechtold E, Clodfelter W, Dove RW, Jennings JM, Kraft RA, King SB, Laurienti PJ, Rejeski WJ, Burdette JH, Kim-Shapiro DB, Miller GD. Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults. Nitric Oxide. 2011;24(1):34-42.

Papoiu AD, Coghill R, Banari L, Kraft R, Yosipovitch G. Functional MRI investigations of brain processing of itch sensation in end-stage-renal-disease patients with chronic pruritus [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2011;131(Suppl 1):S91.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, Gordon NS, McHaffie JG, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms supporting the modulation of pain by mindfulness meditation. J Neurosci. 2011;31(14):5540-5548.

Miller G, Tennille P, Morgan A, Rejeski WJ, King SB, Jennings J, Kraft R, Laurienti P, Burdette J, Kim-Shapiro D. Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults [abstract]. Nitric Oxide. 2011;24(Suppl):S28.

Tan H, Hoge WS, Hamilton CA, Gunther M, Kraft RA. 3D GRASE PROPELLER: improved image acquisition technique for arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2011;66(1):168-173.

Papoiu A, Coghill R, Kraft R, Yosipovitch G. Differential processing of cowhage and histamine itch in health and disease. Insights into brain processing of chronic pruritus revealed by arterial spin labeling FMRI [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2011;91(5):623.

Ding X, Singh R, Burke A, Hatcher H, Olson J, Kraft RA, Schmid M, Carroll D, Bourland JD, Akman S, Torti FM, Torti SV. Development of iron-containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes for MR-guided laser-induced thermotherapy. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2011;6(8):1341-1352.

Daunais JB, Davenport AT, Brunett EJ, Maxey VM, Trimnal MW, Dolson EP, Clissold KA, Kraft RA, Friedman DP. Impact of chronic ethanol self-administration on white matter in vervet monkey brain: a diffusion tensor imaging study [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011;35(6 Suppl):125A.

Telesford QK, Wyatt CL, Kraft RA, Friedman DP, Laurienti PJ, Daunais JB. The effects of acute and chronic ethanol exposure in nonhuman primate brain networks [abstract]. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011;35(6 Suppl):126A.

Zeidan F, McHaffie J, Kraft R, Martucci K, Coghill R. Brain mechanisms associated with meditation-induced regulation of anxiety [abstract]. In: Human Brain Mapping 17th Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2011 June 26-30; Quebec City (Canada). 2011;():391.

Papoiu A, Coghill R, Banari L, Kraft R, Yosipovitch G. Insights into brain processing of acute and chronic itch revealed by arterial spin labeled MRI [abstract]. In: Human Brain Mapping 17th Annual Meeting Abstracts; 2011 June 26-30; Quebec City (Canada). 2011;():614.

Daunais JB, Kraft RA, Davenport AT, Burnett EJ, Maxey VM, Szeliga KT, Rau AR, Flory GS, Hemby SE, Friedman DP, et al. MRI-guided dissection of the nonhuman primate brain: a case study. Methods. 2010;50(3):199-204.

Burdette JH, Laurienti PJ, Espeland MA, Morgan A, Telesford Q, Vechlekar CD, Hayasaka S, Jennings JM, Katula JA, Kraft RA, Rejeski WJ. Using network science to evaluate exercise-associated brain changes in older adults. Front Aging Neurosci. 2010;2():article 23.

Lobanov O, Quevedo A, Kraft R, Coghill R. Brain mechanisms supporting attention to sensory features of pain [abstract]. In: 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping; 2010 June 6-10; Barcelona (Spain). 2010;():1431.

Hamilton CA, Jordan JH, Kraft RA, Hundley WG. Noninterleaved velocity encodings for improved temporal and spatial resolution in phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010;34(4):570-574.

Yosipovitch G, Papoiu AD, Coghill RC, Wang H, Kraft RA. A comparative fMRI study of brain activation patterns induced by cowhage and histamine itch in atopic eczema patients vs. healthy subjects [abstract]. J Invest Dermatol. 2010;130(Suppl 1):S56.

Telesford QK, Morgan AR, Hayasaka S, Simpson SL, Barret W, Kraft RA, Mozolic JL, Laurienti PJ. Reproducibility of graph metrics in fMRI networks. Front Neuroinform. 2010;4():117.

Presley TD, Morgan A, Bechtold E, Clodfelter W, Dove RW, Jennings JM, Kraft RA, King SB, Laurenti PJ[sic] [Laurienti PJ], Rejeski WJ, Burdette JH, Kim-Shapiro DB, Miller GD. Acute effect of a high nitrate diet on brain perfusion in older adults [abstract]. Free Radic Biol Med. 2010;49(Suppl 1):S119-S120.

Hoge WS, Tan H, Kraft RA. Robust EPI Nyquist ghost elimination via spatial and temporal encoding. Magn Reson Med. 2010;64(6):1781-1791.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Gordon NS, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms associated with meditation related pain relief [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2010;2010(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Hadsel MS, Quevedo A, Oshiro Y, Houle TT, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Effect of anxiety-proneness on nucleus accumbens activity during noxious stimulation: a psychophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging study [abstract]. Soc Neurosci Abstr. 2010;2010(Neuroscience Meeting Planner):.

Zeidan F, Martucci KT, Kraft RA, McHaffie JG, Gordon NS, Coghill RC. Activation of pain modulatory brain regions following brief meditation training [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain; 2010 Aug 29 - Sept 2; Montreal, Quebec (Canada). 2010;():abstr 441.

Lobanov OV, Quevedo AS, Hadsel MS, Kraft RA, Coghill RC. Brain mechanisms engaged by discrimination of sensory features of pain [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the 13th World Congress on Pain; 2010 Aug 29 - Sept 2; Montreal, Quebec (Canada). 2010;():abstr 237.

Peiffer AM, Hugenschmidt CE, Maldjian JA, Casavona R, Srikanth R, Hayasaka S, Burdette JH, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ. Aging and the interaction of sensory cortical function and structure. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009;30(1):228-240.

Pollock JM, Deibler AR, Whitlow CT, Tan H, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Hypercapnia-induced cerebral hyperperfusion: an underrecognized clinical entity. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30(2):378-385.

Maldjian JA, Baer AH, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ, Burdette JH. Fully automated processing of fMRI data in SPM: from MRI scanner to PACS. Neuroinformatics. 2009;7(1):57-72.

Tan H, Maldjian JA, Pollock JM, Burdette JH, Yang LY, Deibler AR, Kraft RA. A fast, effective filtering method for improving clinical pulsed arterial spin labeling MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009;29(5):1134-1139.

Pollock JM, Tan H, Kraft RA, Whitlow CT, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Arterial spin-labeled MR perfusion imaging: clinical applications. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2009;17(2):315-338.

Pollock JM, Whitlow CT, Tan H, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Pulsed arterial spin-labeled MR imaging evaluation of tuberous sclerosis. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30(4):815-820.

Hadsel M, Quevedo A, Oshiro Y, Houle T, Schmidt J, Stapleton J, Kraft R, Coghill R. Interrelationships between anxiety proneness and central autonomic processing during pain: a psychophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study [abstract]. J Pain. 2009;10(4 Suppl 1):S27.

Hugenschmidt CE, Mozolic JL, Tan H, Kraft RA, Laurienti PJ. Age-related increase in cross-sensory noise in resting and steady-state cerebral perfusion. Brain Topogr. 2009;21(3-4):241-251.

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