Research Staff

Dr. Deborah Duricka serves as Neuroversion's Clinical Research Scientist. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry from UCLA and her PhD in Neuroscience from Washington State University. She has been a staff scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Amgen, Proctor and Gamble, and Novartis. Topics of research have included molecular genetics/genomics, pathophysiology of heart disease and metabolic syndromes, the neuroscience of sleep, genetic identification of human pathogens, and the pathophysiology of congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Her range of knowledge is extraordinarily broad as a result. Dr. Duricka has published her work in prestigious scientific journals including Genetics, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemical Journal, Journal of Virology, and Journal of Neuroimmunology. Current research topics include the pathophysiology of Long COVID and ME/CFS.

Current Research


Dr. Duricka has just been awarded a Ramsay Research Grant from Solve M.E., joining the network of #RamsayResearchers. You can find a project summary here

You can see our clinical trials listed with the National Library of Medicine here

Recent Publications


Liu LD, Duricka DL. Stellate ganglion block reduces symptoms of Long COVID: A case series. J Neuroimmunol. 2022 Jan 15;362:577784. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2021.577784. Epub 2021 Dec 8. PMID: 34922127; PMCID: PMC8653406.

 

Duricka DL, Liu LD. Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) improves symptoms of Long COVID/Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC). Abstract and Invited Presentation with NIH travel award, International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, 2022 Medical & Scientific Conference. Stony Brook NY

 

Liu LD, Duricka DL. Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) improves symptoms of ME/CFS: a Case Series. Abstract & Invited Presentation, International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, 2022 Medical & Scientific Conference. Stony Brook NY

Deborah Duricka PhD; David Provenzano, MD; Dhaese, Pierre PhD; Richard North, MD, Lawrence Poree MD PhD. Device Explant Disposition: An Institute of Neuromodulation Survey. Abstract & Invited Presentation, North American Neuromodulation Society 25th Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, 2022