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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 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

10/15/2020
Liu Z, Schieber MH. "Neuronal activity distributed in multiple cortical areas during voluntary control of the native arm or a brain-computer interface." eNeuro.. 2020 Oct 15; Epub 2020 Oct 15.

10/12/2020
Schieber MH. "Modern coordinates for the motor homunculus." The Journal of physiology.. 2020 Oct 12; Epub 2020 Oct 12.

7/10/2020
Mazurek KA, Schieber MH. "Injecting Information into the Mammalian Cortex: Progress, Challenges, and Promise." The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry.. 2020 Jul 10; :1073858420936253. Epub 2020 Jul 10.

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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