Principal Investigator


Judith D. Schaechter, PhD, MSPT

Assistant Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Schaechter brings a unique background in neuroscience and physical rehabilitation to the study of motor recovery after stroke. She received a doctoral degree in neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and continued with postdoctoral work in neuroscience at Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She then received a Master's degree in physical therapy at Boston University. Her clinical practice included the rehabilitation of stroke patients. In the recent past, Dr. Schaechter has developed a research program at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging dedicated to understanding the neural basis of motor recovery after stroke in patients.
Judith Schaechter

Current Collaborators


Vitaly Napadow, PhD

Ross Zafonte, DO

Randie Black-Schaffer, MD

Aneesh Singhal, MD

Ronald Garcia, MD, PhD

Susan Fasoli,ScD OTR/L

Marco Loggia, PhD



Kelsi Hirai, Research Assistant (2011-2012)

Benjamin Groisser, Research Assistant (2009-2011)

Daniel Goldenholz, Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2009)

Zach Fricker, Research Assistant (2007-2008)

Katherine Perdue, Research Assistant (2005-2007)

Brendan Connell, Research Assistant (2003-2005)