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Christoph Schneider, Ph.D.

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Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, AustriaMSc10/2012Mathematics
Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, AustriaMSc03/2013Biomedical Engineering
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, SwitzerlandPhD12/2018Neuroscience

The focus of my current research is to explore how we can enhance cognitive performance like memory and attention in the aging brain. I am using noninvasive neuromodulatory methods targeting the noradrenergic system in the brain - specifically exploring the functional role of the locus coeruleus with high-field MRI.
Previously, I have developed brain-computer interfaces and used them to study cognitive processes - and I have classified and modeled cortical responses to a variety of different stimulation types: sensory, electrical, and optogenetic. In general, I have an interest in all things related to brain imaging, cause-effect relations and closed-loop systems, as well as their clinical applications.

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  1. Prokopiou PC, Engels-Domínguez N, Papp KV, Scott MR, Schultz AP, Schneider C, Farrell ME, Buckley RF, Quiroz YT, El Fakhri G, Rentz DM, Sperling RA, Johnson KA, Jacobs HIL. Lower novelty-related locus coeruleus function is associated with Aß-related cognitive decline in clinically healthy individuals. Nat Commun. 2022 03 23; 13(1):1571. PMID: 35322012; PMCID: PMC8943159.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  2. Schneider C, Marquis R, Jöhr J, Lopes da Silva M, Ryvlin P, Serino A, De Lucia M, Diserens K. Disentangling the percepts of illusory movement and sensory stimulation during tendon vibration in the EEG. Neuroimage. 2021 11 01; 241:118431. PMID: 34329723.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Schneider C, Pereira M, Tonin L, Millán JDR. Real-time EEG Feedback on Alpha Power Lateralization Leads to Behavioral Improvements in a Covert Attention Task. Brain Topogr. 2020 01; 33(1):48-59. PMID: 31317285.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Schneider C, Perdikis S, Silva M, Johr J, Pincherle A, Millan JDR, Diserens K. Motor Attempt EEG Paradigm as a Diagnostic Tool for Disorders of Consciousness. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2018 Jul; 2018:4681-4684. PMID: 30441394.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Perdikis S, Tonin L, Saeedi S, Schneider C, Millán JDR. The Cybathlon BCI race: Successful longitudinal mutual learning with two tetraplegic users. PLoS Biol. 2018 05; 16(5):e2003787. PMID: 29746465; PMCID: PMC5944920.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  6. Kieswetter CM, Schneider CJ. Phylogeography in the northern Andes: complex history and cryptic diversity in a cloud forest frog, Pristimantis w-nigrum (Craugastoridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2013 Dec; 69(3):417-29. PMID: 23978627.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Muñoz MM, Crawford NG, McGreevy TJ, Messana NJ, Tarvin RD, Revell LJ, Zandvliet RM, Hopwood JM, Mock E, Schneider AL, Schneider CJ. Divergence in coloration and ecological speciation in the Anolis marmoratus species complex. Mol Ecol. 2013 May; 22(10):2668-82. PMID: 23611648.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  8. Kronforst MR, Barsh GS, Kopp A, Mallet J, Monteiro A, Mullen SP, Protas M, Rosenblum EB, Schneider CJ, Hoekstra HE. Unraveling the thread of nature's tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2012 Jul; 25(4):411-33. PMID: 22578174.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  9. Kusumi K, Kulathinal RJ, Abzhanov A, Boissinot S, Crawford NG, Faircloth BC, Glenn TC, Janes DE, Losos JB, Menke DB, Poe S, Sanger TJ, Schneider CJ, Stapley J, Wade J, Wilson-Rawls J. Developing a community-based genetic nomenclature for anole lizards. BMC Genomics. 2011 Nov 11; 12:554. PMID: 22077994.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Alföldi J, Di Palma F, Grabherr M, Williams C, Kong L, Mauceli E, Russell P, Lowe CB, Glor RE, Jaffe JD, Ray DA, Boissinot S, Shedlock AM, Botka C, Castoe TA, Colbourne JK, Fujita MK, Moreno RG, ten Hallers BF, Haussler D, Heger A, Heiman D, Janes DE, Johnson J, de Jong PJ, Koriabine MY, Lara M, Novick PA, Organ CL, Peach SE, Poe S, Pollock DD, de Queiroz K, Sanger T, Searle S, Smith JD, Smith Z, Swofford R, Turner-Maier J, Wade J, Young S, Zadissa A, Edwards SV, Glenn TC, Schneider CJ, Losos JB, Lander ES, Breen M, Ponting CP, Lindblad-Toh K. The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals. Nature. 2011 Aug 31; 477(7366):587-91. PMID: 21881562; PMCID: PMC3184186.
    Citations: 251     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  11. Cadena CD, Kozak KH, Gómez JP, Parra JL, McCain CM, Bowie RC, Carnaval AC, Moritz C, Rahbek C, Roberts TE, Sanders NJ, Schneider CJ, VanDerWal J, Zamudio KR, Graham CH. Latitude, elevational climatic zonation and speciation in New World vertebrates. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Jan 07; 279(1726):194-201. PMID: 21632626.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  12. Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M, Schneider CJ. Systematic relationships and taxonomy of Suncus montanus and S. murinus from Sri Lanka. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010 May; 55(2):473-87. PMID: 20138225.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  13. Losos JB, Schneider CJ. Anolis lizards. Curr Biol. 2009 Apr 28; 19(8):R316-8. PMID: 19409276.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  14. Schneider CJ. Exploiting genomic resources in studies of speciation and adaptive radiation of lizards in the genus Anolis. Integr Comp Biol. 2008 Oct; 48(4):520-6. PMID: 21669813.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  15. Campbell P, Schneider CJ, Adnan AM, Zubaid A, Kunz TH. Comparative population structure of Cynopterus fruit bats in peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand. Mol Ecol. 2006 Jan; 15(1):29-47. PMID: 16367828.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Campbell P, Schneider CJ, Adnan AM, Zubaid A, Kunz TH. Phylogeny and phylogeography of Old World fruit bats in the Cynopterus brachyotis complex. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2004 Dec; 33(3):764-81. PMID: 15522802.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  17. Bossuyt F, Meegaskumbura M, Beenaerts N, Gower DJ, Pethiyagoda R, Roelants K, Mannaert A, Wilkinson M, Bahir MM, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Ng PK, Schneider CJ, Oommen OV, Milinkovitch MC. Local endemism within the Western Ghats-sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot. Science. 2004 Oct 15; 306(5695):479-81. PMID: 15486298.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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