Helen Schwerdt

Schwerdt, Helen

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Pitt

Research Interests

My research focuses on building implantable tools to elucidate the multiple dynamic modes of neural signaling—chemical and electrical—mediating skill learning and plasticity and how these become impaired in diseases like Parkinson’s and major mood disorders. A major goal is to develop translational tools that include models of brain function and implantable systems, to improve diagnosis and treatment of human disorders.