Dr. Judith Schaechter’s research aims to advance our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying recovery after stroke, and to use this information to develop more accurate prognostic biomarkers of recovery and improved therapeutic interventions that promote stroke recovery.


PhD in Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Select Publications

1. Groisser BN, Copen WA, Singhal AB, Hirai KK, Schaechter JD. Corticospinal tract diffusion abnormalities early after stroke predict motor outcome. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Oct;28(8):751-60.

2. Schaechter JD, Moore CI, Connell BD, Rosen BR, Dijkhuizen RM. Structural and functional plasticity in the somatosensory cortex of chronic stroke patients. Brain. 2006 Oct;129(Pt 10):2722-33.

3. Schaechter JD, Fricker ZP, Perdue KL, Helmer KG, Vangel MG, Greve DN, Makris N. Microstructural status of ipsilesional and contralesional corticospinal tract correlates with motor skill in chronic stroke patients. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Nov;30(11):3461-74.


New NIH award to study neuroimmune abnormalities in poststroke fatigue