Jan Schwab


Jan Schwab, MD PhD is a physician-scientist and board-certified Neurologist specialized on spinal cord injury (SCI). His main interest is focused on deciphering the underlying pathomechanisms of the maladaptive immune response after CNS injury. In addition, he has an interest to develop and apply tools to improve prediction of animal models for clinical trials, reduce inherent bias and increase experimental value in neurotrauma research.

After internships at Tel Aviv and Cornell University he received his MD from the University of Tuebingen followed by a PhD from the Max Planck Research School. He completed Neurological residency at the Charité - School of Medicine Berlin. Subsequently to his Habilitation in “Experimental Neuropathology” he was appointed as CNRS and DFG-scholarship-fellow at the Université Pierre et Maire Curie in Paris and Harvard Medical School in Boston. 2015 he became appointed as W.E. Hunt & WE Curtis chair at the Ohio State University.

Main research contributions were i) unmasking non-resolving aspects of the inflammatory response after human CNS injury (2000-4), ii) in-vivo evidence for active resolution of inflammation (2005-7), iii) the identification of the spinal cord injury-induced immune deficiency syndrome (2003-2007), iv) and the designation of infections as negative disease modifying factor after SCI (2012).  


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