Susan C Schwerin


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics
Research Assistant Professor
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Traumatic Brain Injury
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2009-2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
2006-2009 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2005 PhD in Neuroscience, Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience, Evanston, IL
1995 BS in Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

2013-Present Research Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Representative Bibliography

Progression of histopathological and behavioral abnormalities following mild traumatic brain injury in the male ferret. Schwerin SC, Chatterjee M, Imam-Fulani AO, et al. J Neuro Res. 2018;96:556–572.

Establishing the ferret as a gyrencephalic animal model of traumatic brain injury: Optimization of controlled cortical impact procedures Schwerin, Susan C; Hutchinson, Elizabeth B; Radomski, Kryslaine L; Ngalula, Kapinga P; Pierpaoli, Carlo M; Juliano, Sharon L J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Jun 15;285:82-96.

Diffusion MRI and the detection of alterations following traumatic brain injury. Hutchinson EB, Schwerin SC, Avrarm AV, Juliano SL, Piepaoli C. J Neurosci Res. 2018 Apr;96(4):612-625. doi: 10.1002/jnr.24065. Epub 2017 Jun 13. Review. PMID: 28609579

Population based MRI and DTI templates of the adult ferret brain and tools for voxelwise analysis. Hutchinson EB, Schwerin SC, Radomski KL, Sadeghi N, Jenkins J, Komlosh ME, Irfanoglu MO, Juliano SL, Pierpaoli C. Neuroimage. 2017 May 15;152:575-589. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.009. Epub 2017 Mar 16. PMID: 28315740

Quantitative MRI and DTI Abnormalities During the Acute Period Following CCI in the Ferret. Hutchinson EB, Schwerin SC, Radomski KL, Irfanoglu MO, Juliano SL, Pierpaoli CM. Shock. 2016 Sep;46(3 Suppl 1):167-76. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000659. PMID: 27294688

Enhanced Motor Recovery After Stroke With Combined Cortical Stimulation and Rehabilitative Training Is Dependent on Infarct Location. Boychuk JA, Schwerin SC, Thomas N, Roger A, Silvera G, Liverpool M, Adkins DL, Kleim JA. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2016 Feb;30(2):173-81. doi: 10.1177/1545968315624979. Epub 2015 Dec 29. PMID: 26719353

Ipsilateral versus contralateral cortical motor projections to a shoulder adductor in chronic hemiparetic stroke: implications for the expression of arm synergies. Schwerin S, Dewald JP, Haztl M, Jovanovich S, Nickeas M, MacKinnon C. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Mar;185(3):509-19. Epub 2007 Nov 8. PMID: 17989973

Using paired pulse TMS to facilitate contralateral and ipsilateral MEPs in upper extremity muscles of chronic hemiparetic stroke patients. Schwerin SC, Yao J, Dewald JP. J Neurosci Methods. 2011 Feb 15;195(2):151-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.11.021. Epub 2010 Dec 4. PMID: 21134401

Motor map plasticity: A neural substrate for improving motor function after stroke Kleim JA, Schwerin S. Brain Repair After Stroke. 1-10. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511777547.002