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

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

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 723-7972
Fax: (585) 244-2529

Professional Bio

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 Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

Javits Investigator Merit Award | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 2003 - 2010
Clinical Investigator Development Award | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 1986 - 1989

Awards & Honors (Local)

Phi Beta Kappa | Phi Beta Kappa | Washington University in St. Louis 1974
A.B. summa cum laude | Washington University in St. Louis 1974
Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship | Washington University in St. Louis 1974 - 1982

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Oct 12
Rouse AG, Schieber MH. "Spatiotemporal Distribution of Location and Object Effects in Primary Motor Cortex Neurons during Reach-to-Grasp." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2016 Oct 12; 36(41):10640-10653.
2016 Oct
Jaynes MJ, Schieber MH, Mink JW. "Temporal and kinematic consistency predict sequence awareness." Experimental brain research. 2016 Oct; 234(10):3025-36. Epub 2016 Jun 21.
2016 Jul
Schieber MH. "Neuro-prosthetic interplay: Comment on "Hand synergies: Integration of robotics and neuroscience for understanding the control of biological and artificial hands" by M. Santello et al." Physics of life reviews. 2016 Jul; 17:47-9. Epub 2016 Apr 06.
2016 Jun 1
Rouse AG, Schieber MH. "Spatiotemporal distribution of location and object effects in the electromyographic activity of upper extremity muscles during reach-to-grasp." Journal of neurophysiology. 2016 Jun 1; 115(6):3238-48. Epub 2016 Mar 23.
2016 Feb 1
Aoki T, Rivlis G, Schieber MH. "Handedness and index finger movements performed on a small touchscreen." Journal of neurophysiology. 2016 Feb 1; 115(2):858-67. Epub 2015 Dec 16.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, General Neurology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD)
Professor - Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)

Specialties

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MD | Medicine | Washington U Medical Center1982
PhD | Medicine | Washington U Medical Center1982
BA | Arts & Sciences | Washington University1974

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Neurology, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 1986
Internship in Medicine, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 1983