PhD in Neuroscience: University of California, Berkeley, 2010
Advisor: Richard B. Ivry, Ph.D.
Dissertation: The Cerebellum and Motor Learning
Sc.B. in Cognitive Neuroscience: Brown University, 2002
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Supervisor: Pablo Celnik, MD
Using brain stimulation to explore the relationship between the cerebellum and motor learning, and evaluating potential applications to recovery from stroke. Techniques used include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), direct current stimulation (tDCS), and human behavioral testing.
Graduate Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
Supervisor: Richard B. Ivry, Ph.D.
Investigated the contribution of the cerebellum to the control of behavior, including motor adaptation, timing, and coordination. Techniques used included functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and human behavioral testing.
Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital
Supervisors: Nikos Makris, MD Ph.D., Larry Seidman, Ph.D, Scott Rauch, MD
Assisted in the analysis of anatomical MR images to evaluate the biological consequences of mental illness, and assisted in the development and validation of an analysis method for the cerebellum.
Research Assistant, Brown University
Supervisor: Fulvio Domini, Ph.D.
Studied visual perception, investigating the interplay between the perception of three-dimensional shapes and object features such as brightness and texture.
National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship
Elected Member of Phi Beta Kappa
University Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Brown University
Senior Thesis Award, Cognitive Neuroscience
"Laterality Differences in Cerebellar–motor Cortex Connectivity." JE Schlerf, JM Galea, D Spampinato, PA Celnik. Cerebral Cortex (2014)
"Individuals with cerebellar degeneration show similar adaptation deficits with large and small visuomotor errors." JE Schlerf, J Xu, NM Klemfuss, TL Griffiths, RB Ivry. Journal of Neurophysiology Vol 109, Issue 4, pp 1164-1173 (2013)
"Dynamic modulation of cerebellar excitability for abrupt, but not gradual, visuomotor adaptation." JE Schlerf, JM Galea, AJ Bastian, PA Celnik. Journal of Neuroscience Vol 32, Issue 34, pp 11610-11617 (2012)
"Encoding of sensory prediction errors in the human cerebellum." JE Schlerf, RB Ivry, J Diedrichsen. Journal of Neuroscience Vol 32, Issue 14, pp 4913-4922 (2012)
"Task goals influence online corrections and adaptation of reaching movements." JE Schlerf, RB Ivry. Journal of Neurophysiology Vol 106, pp 2622-2631 (2011)
"Advances in functional imaging of the human cerebellum." J Diedrichsen, T Verstynen, JE Schlerf, T Wiestler. Current Opinion in Neurology Vol 23, Issue 4, pp 382-387 (2010)
"Evidence of somatotopy in the lateral cerebellar hemisphere for coordinated actions." JE Schlerf, T Verstynen, RB Ivry, and R Spencer. Journal of Neurophysiology Vol 103, Issue 6, pp 3330-3336 (2010)
"Dedicated and intrinsic models of time perception." RB Ivry, JE Schlerf. Trends in Cognitive Sciences Vol 12, Issue 7, pp 273-280 (2008)
"Timing of rhythmic movements in patients with cerebellar degeneration." JE Schlerf, RM Spencer, HN Zelaznik, RB Ivry. Cerebellum Vol 6, Issue 3, pp 221-231 (2007)
"Evidence for reduced cerebellar volumes in trichotillomania." NJ Keuthen, N Makris, JE Schlerf, B Martis, CR Savage, K McMullin, LJ Seidman, JD Schmahmann, DN Kennedy, SM Hodge, SL Rauch. Biol Psychiatry Vol 61, Issue 3, pp 374-381 (2007)
"Cerebellar damage produces selective deficits in verbal working memory." SM Ravizza, CA Mccormick, JE Schlerf, T Justus, RB Ivry, JA Fiez. Brain Vol 129, Issue 2, pp 306-230 (2006)
"MRI-based surface-assisted parcellation of human cerebellar cortex: an anatomically specified method with estimate of reliability." N Makris, JE Schlerf, SM Hodge, C Haselgrove, MD Albaugh, LJ Seidman, SL Rauch, G Harris, J Biederman, VS Caviness, DN Kennedy, JD Schmahmann. Neuroimage Vol 25, Issue 4, pp 1146-1160 (2005)
"3D shape-contingent processing of luminance gratings." JE Schlerf, F Domini, C Caudek. Vision Research Vol 44, Issue 11, pp 1079-1091 (2004)
Contributions to Scientific Conferences
"Error signals and the strengthening of a rotated visuomotor mapping: An fMRI study." S Hillenbrand, JR Morehead, JE Schlerf, A Ridderikhoff, RB Ivry. Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2011
"Direct current stimulation over the cerebellum to enhance motor learning after stroke." JE Schlerf, B Tang, P Celnik. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2011
"Cerebellar mechanisms underlying different forms of visuomotor adaptation.: JE Schlerf, P Celnik, J Galea. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, 2011.
"Your blood-soaked brain: The impact of heart rate on the hemodynamic response function." S Hillenbrand, R Ivry, JE Schlerf. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2010.
"Motor Adaptation in fMRI: Separating Errors from Performance." JE Schlerf, A Ridderikhoff, R Ivry. Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement, 2010.
"Motor learning in 3D: Utilization of task-relevant redundancy." JE Schlerf, C Merrick, RB Ivry. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2009.
"The olivocerebellar response to motor errors." JE Schlerf, RB Ivry, J Diedrichsen. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2008.
"Strategic and recalibration processes during visuomotor rotation in cerebellar ataxia." RB Ivry, JE Schlerf, N Klemfuss, J Xu, T Griffiths. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2008.
"Target orientation affects motor adaptation." JE Schlerf, K Koike, M Whitchurch, RB Ivry. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2007.
"fMRI measurements of the cerebellar response to nonrhythmic movements." JE Schlerf, TD Verstynen, RB Ivry. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2006.
"The role of the cerebellum in the temporal control of continuous movements." JE Schlerf, RMC Spencer, RB Ivry, HN Zelaznik. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2005.
"MRI-based morphometric analysis of human cerebellar cortex with estimates of reliability." DN Kennedy, JE Schlerf, SM Hodge, C Haselgrove, MD Albaugh, ME Dieterich, DL Boriel, S Tulloch, JD Howard, LS Seidman, SL Rauch, VS Caviness, N Makris. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 2003.
"Role of 3D shape in contrast detection of luminance gratings." JE Schlerf, F Domini. Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, 2002.
Spring, 2007 - Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology 127, UC Berkeley)
Graduate Student Instructor.
Duties included teaching weekly discussion sections, reviewing and assisting students in reading current class-relevant literature, and test preparation.
Fall, 2005 - Mammalian Neuroanatomy (Molecular and Cellular Biology 163, UC Berkeley)
Graduate Student Instructor.
Duties included leading two weekly laboratory exercises, exam preparation and grading, and exam review.