Jan Schwab

The Ohio State University, USA

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 SCI. 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 SCI research.

After internships at Tel Aviv and Cornell University he received his MD from the Eberhard-Karls 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 at Harvard Medical School (Boston) respectively. In 2015 he became appointed as W.E. Hunt & WE Curtis chair at the Ohio State University (OSU). He has been the Program Director of first Spinal Cord Model System at OSU. Since 2018 he serves as medical director of the Belford Center for Spinal Cord Injury. He is founding member and scientific director of the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.