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Marc H. Schieber, M.D., Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-1200

Fax: (585) 276-4013

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Neurology

Biography

Professional Background

Brain control movements of the body, translating our findings to advance brain-machine interface technology for restoration and repair of lost or damaged neurological function. A longstanding line of investigation explores control of fine finger movements, like those used in typing, playing a musical instrument, or performing delicate surgery. More recent work explores the combination of reaching, grasping, and manipulating. In both realms, we study how the brain controls a rather complex set of muscles to achieve the required movement.

Research

Our lab investigates how the brain controls movements of the body, and translates our findings to advance brain-machine interface technology for restoration and repair of lost or damaged neurological function. A longstanding line of investigation explores control of fine finger movements, like those used in typing, playing a musical instrument, or performing delicate surgery. More recent work explores the combination of reaching, grasping, and manipulating. In both realms, we study how the brain controls a rather complex set of muscles to achieve the required movement.

Credentials

Education

1982
PHD | Washington University School of Social Work

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1983 - 06/30/1986
Residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital

07/01/1982 - 06/30/1983
Internship in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital South

Awards

2003 - 2010
Javits Investigator Merit Award
Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

1986 - 1989
Clinical Investigator Development Award
Sponsor: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

1974 - 1982
Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis

1974
Phi Beta Kappa
Sponsor: Phi Beta Kappa
Location: Washington University in St. Louis

1974
A.B. summa cum laude
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2022
Greene P, Schieber MH, Sarma SV. "A computational perspective on coordinate systems for motor control." Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2022 Jul; 2022:5148-5151.

3/28/2022
Rouse AG, Schieber MH, Sarma SV. "Cyclic, condition-independent activity in primary motor cortex predicts corrective movement behavior." eNeuro.. 2022 Mar 28; Epub 2022 Mar 28.

11/2021
Greene P, Schieber MH, Sarma SV. "Neural Encoding of Reaches in a Linear Cortical Model." Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2021 Nov; 2021:6707-6710.

Books & Chapters

2009
Chapter Title: Stroke
Book Title: Sensorimotor Control of Grasping: Physiology and Pathophysiology
Author List: Lang CE, Schieber MH
Edited By: Nowak, DA and Hermsdorfer, J
Published By: Cambridge University Press 2009 in Cambridge, England

2008
Chapter Title: Descending Control of Movement
Book Title: Fundamental Neuroscience
Author List: Schieber MH and Baker JF
Edited By: Squire, L.R., Berg, D., Bloom, F.E., du Lac, S., Ghosh, A. and Spitzer, N.
Published By: Academic Press 2008 in New York

2007
Chapter Title: Comparative anatomy and physiology of the corticospinal system
Book Title: Motor Neuron Disorders and Related Diseases
Author List: Schieber, M.H.
Edited By: Eisen, A.A. and Shaw, P.J. volume editors
Published By: Elsevier 2007 in New York

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