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Shashwati Geed
Shashwati Geed
Name: Shashwati Geed, PT, PhD
Past Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Past Research Topic: Post-stroke arm recovery, neurophysiology of arm motor control, manual dexterity
Past & Current Mentors: Alexander W. Dromerick, MD (MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital & Department of Neurology/Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Georgetown University) & Michelle L. Harris-Love, PT, PhD (MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital & Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Georgetown University)
Current Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Pubmed: See link

Bio: I am a translational neuroscientist and physical therapist. Currently, I am a research fellow at the Neuroscience Research Center at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. I am also affiliated with the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science as an NIH-TL1 postdoctoral fellow in the Translation Biomedical Sciences training program. My research uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and neuroimaging tools to identify what distinguishes the neurophysiology of successful arm recovery after stroke from disabling arm impairment. The goal is to better understand what differentiates brain circuitry of people with almost completely recovered arms after stroke from the circuitry of people with persistent disability, and thereby, develop more mechanism-based interventions for stroke recovery. I also work with healthy adults and the ageing population to determine how hand function and manual dexterity changes with the ageing brain. I have expertise in neurophysiology, statistical and computational modeling, electromyography, 3-D motion capture, software development for data acquisition and analysis, and behavioral training. In addition, my current work at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital uses transcranial magnetic stimulation and neuroimaging methods. My doctoral degree in Kinesiology (with a concentration in motor control and neuroscience) is from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (December 2014). I received an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training NIDILRR postdoctoral fellowship (2014-2015), and NIH/NINDS StrokeNet postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2016) after completing my PhD.