Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Unit for Experimental Psychiatry Division of Sleep and Chronobiology

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Post Doctoral Fellows

 Jason Schneiderman Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow for the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Jason Schneiderman, Ph.D. is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, and Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He received his B.S. in Psychology, Cum Laude, with Departmental Honors for his work on oxytocin neurons in animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders at Stony Brook University. Prior to the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia, he worked on NSBRI and NASA sponsored research and education projects at Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he then worked on neuroimaging in normal brain development in late adolescence and early adulthood, and in schizophrenia, earning his Ph.D. in neuroscience. He then went onto Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston where he completed his training in neuroimaging as a research fellow in Biological Psychiatry where he worked on neuroimaging studies in psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic head injury. Dr. Schneiderman joins the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry to continue his interest in aerospace biomedical research through developing neuropsychological testing to study the effects sleep disturbance and stress in astronauts, and to apply his skills as a neuroimager to study the anatomy and activity of the brain in relation to sleep deprivation.

Dr. Schneiderman has been awarded the Stuart T. Hauser Research Training Fellowship in Biological and Social Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research Young Investigator Award, and a Travel Award from the EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) and International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP).

Research Interests

Neuroimaging of neurological and psychiatric phenomena; effects of spaceflight, microgravity, and extreme forces on the brain and behavior; brain structure and functioning in sleep, psychotic disorders, traumatic stress and injury; brain development and vulnerability to damage in adolescence and early adulthood; and long term effects of traumatic injury and stress on the brain.

Selected Bibliography

Shenton ME, Hamoda H, Schneiderman JS, Bouix S, Pasternak O, Rathi Y, Vu MA, Purohit MP, Helmer K, Lin A, Kubicki M, Stern RA, Zafonte RD. A Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Imaging and Behavior. 2012;6(2):137-192.

Whitford TJ, Savadjiev P, Kubicki M, O’Donnell LJ, Terry DP, Bouix S, Westin CF. Schneiderman JS, Bobrow L, Rausch AC, Niznikiewicz M, Nestor PG, Pantelis C, Wood S, McCarley RW, Shenton ME. Fiber Geometry in the Corpus Callosum in Schizophrenia: Evidence for Transcallosal Misconnection. Schizophrenia Research. 2011;132(1):69-74.

Schneiderman JS, Hazlett EA, Chu K, Zhang J, Goodman CR, Newmark RE, Torosjan Y, Canfield EL, Entis JJ, Mitropoulou V, Tang CY, Hajianpour A, Davis KL, Friedman JI, Buchsbaum MS. Brodmann Area Analysis of White Matter Anisotropy and Age in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2011;130(1-3):57-67.

Whitford TJ, Mathalon DH, Shenton ME, Roach BJ, Bammer R, Adcock RA, Bouix S, Kubicki M, De Siebenthal J, Rausch AC, Schneiderman JS, Ford JM. Electrophysiological and diffusion tensor imaging evidence of delayed corollary discharges in patients with schizophrenia. Psychol Med. 2010;41(5):959-969.

Whitford TJ, Kubicki M, Schneiderman JS, O'Donnell LJ, King R, Alvarado JL, Khan U, Markant D, Nestor PG, Niznikiewicz M, McCarley RW, Westin CF, Shenton ME. Corpus callosum abnormalities and their association with psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Jul 1;68(1):70-7.

Whitford TJ, Kubicki M, Ghorashi S, Schneiderman JS, Hawley KJ, McCarley RW, Shenton ME, Spencer KM. Predicting inter-hemispheric transfer time from the diffusion properties of the corpus callosum in healthy individuals and schizophrenia patients: A combined ERP and DTI study. Neuroimage. 2010;54(3):2318-2329.

Segal D, Haznedar MM, Hazlett EA, Entis JJ, Newmark RE, Torosjan Y, Schneiderman JS, Friedman J, Chu KW, Tang CY, Buchsbaum MS, Hof PR. Diffusion tensor anisotropy in the cingulate gyrus in schizophrenia. Neuroimage. 2010;50(2):357-65.

Schneiderman JS, Buchsbaum MS, Haznedar MM, Hazlett EA, Brickman AM, Shihabuddin L, Brand JG, Torosjan Y, Newmark RE, Canfield EL, Tang C, Aronowitz J, Paul-Odouard R, Hof PR. Age and diffusion tensor anisotropy in adolescent and adult patients with schizophrenia. Neuroimage. 2009;45(3):662-71.

Schneiderman JS, Buchsbaum MS, Haznedar MM, Hazlett EA, Brickman AM, Shihabuddin L, Brand JG, Torosjan Y, Newmark RE, Tang C, Aronowitz J, Paul-Odouard R, Byne W, Hof PR. Diffusion tensor anisotropy in adolescents and adults. Neuropsychobiology. 2007;55(2):96-111.

Mitelman SA, Torosjan Y, Newmark RE, Schneiderman JS, Chu KW, Brickman AM, Haznedar MM, Hazlett EA, Tang CY, Shihabuddin L, Buchsbaum MS. Internal capsule, corpus callosum and long associative fibers in good and poor outcome schizophrenia: a diffusion tensor imaging survey. Schizophr Res. 2007;92(1-3):211-24.

Buchsbaum MS, Friedman J, Buchsbaum BR, Chu KW, Hazlett EA, Newmark R, Schneiderman JS, Torosjan Y, Tang C, Hof PR, Stewart D, Davis KL, Gorman J. Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2006;60(11):1181-7.

Koenigsberg HW, Buchsbaum MS, Buchsbaum BR, Schneiderman JS, Tang CY, New A, Goodman M, Siever LJ. Functional MRI of visuospatial working memory in schizotypal personality disorder: a region-of-interest analysis. Psychol Med. 2005;35(7):1019-30.