Jan Schwab MD PhD


My research aims to better understand and treat the maladaptive immune response after spinal cord injury. This is composed of i) the systemic spinal cord injury-induced immune deficiency syndrome (SCI-IDS) and ii) the developing post-traumatic autoimmunity. Both maladaptive neuro-immunological syndromes are associated with inferior repair and a target to improve neurological recovery.

Research Areas

  • Protection of the intrinsic recovery potential after spinal cord injury
  • Resolution of inflammation in the lesioned CNS
  • Control of the CNS on the immune system
  • Improving the predictive value of animal models for clinical translation
Areas of Expertise
  • Stress and Neuroimmunology
  • Neurotrauma, Neurological Disorders, and Gene Therapies
  • MD: Eberhard-Karls-University Tubingen, Germany
  • PhD: Max-Planck Graduate Research School Tubingen, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Developmental Neurobiology, Dr. Alain Chédotal, CNRS Paris, France
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Basic Immunology, Dr. Charles Serhan, Harvard Medical School
Jan Schwab
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