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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 723-7972

Fax: (585) 244-2529

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Research Labs

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor - Department of Neurology , General Neurology (SMD)
  • Professor - Department of Center for Visual Science A&S (RC) - Joint
  • Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD) - Joint

Patient Care Setting

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

1974
BA | Washington University
Arts & Sciences

1982
MD | Washington U Medical Center
Medicine

1982
PhD | Washington U Medical Center
Medicine

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 Jewish Hospital of St Louis

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

12/11/2018
Rouse AG, Schieber MH. "Condition-Dependent Neural Dimensions Progressively Shift during Reach to Grasp." Cell reports.. 2018 Dec 11; 25(11):3158-3168.e3.

10/12/2018
Choi H, You KJ, Thakor NV, Schieber MH, Shin HC. "Single-finger Neural Basis Information-based Neural Decoder (nBINDER) for Multi-finger Movements." IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2018 Oct 12; Epub 2018 Oct 12.

6/2018
Smith RJ, Soares AB, Rouse AG, Schieber MH, Thakor NV. "Modeling task-specific neuronal ensembles improves decoding of grasp." Journal of neural engineering.. 2018 Jun 0; 15(3):036006. Epub 2018 Feb 02.

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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