Judith L. Schotland, PhD

Judith L. Schotland, PhD

Title
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Director, Programs in Human Physiology
Office
635 Commonwealth Ave
Email
schotlnd@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-8449
Education
BS (Zoology) Oklahoma State University
PhD (Neuroscience) Northwestern University
MS, Simmons College: Library and Information Science
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Courses taught

  • SAR HS369/581 Gross Human Anatomy
  • SAR HS370/582 Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology

Scholarly Interests

Sensorimotor integration. Spinal coordination of movement. Educational technology.

Publications

  • Schotland, J.L. and Tresch, M. Segmental and propriospinal projection systems of frog lumbar interneurons. Exp. Brain Res. 116:283-298, 1997.
  • Schotland, J.L., Shupliakov, O., Grillner, S, and Brodin, L. Synaptic and non-synaptic monoaminergic neuron systems in the lamprey spinal cord. J. Comp. Neurol. 272:372:229-244, 1996.
  • Schotland, J.L., Shupliakov, O., Wickstrom, M., Brodin, L., Srinivasan, M., You, Z-B., Herrera-Marschitz, M., Zhang, W., Hokfelt, T., and Grillner, S. Co-localized monoamine transmitters regulate neuronal firing properties via complementary ionic mechanisms. Nature, 374:266-268, 1995.
  • Schotland, J.L. and Grillner, S. Effects of serotonin on fictive locomotion coordinated by a neural network deprived of NMDA receptor mediated cellular properties. Exp. Brain Res. 93: 391-398, 1993.
  • Schotland, J.L. and Rymer, W.Z. Wipe and flexion reflexes of the frog: I. Kinematics and EMG patterns. J. Neurophys. 69: 1725-1735, 1993.
  • Schotland, J.L. and Rymer, W.Z. Wipe and flexion reflexes of the frog: II. Response to perturbations. J. Neurophys. 69: 1735-1748, 1993.
  • Hill, R., Matsushima, T., Schotland, J., and Grillner, S. Apamin blocks the slow AHP in lamprey and delays termination of locomotor bursts. NeuroReport 3: 943-945, 1992.
  • Schotland, J.L. Neural control of innate behavior. In: Children With Movement Disorders: Motor Control Theories and Therapeutic Concepts, Forssberg, H. and Hirschfeld, H. (eds.), Medicine and Sport Science Series, Basel: Karger, 1992, pp. 159-168.
  • Schotland, J.L., Lee, W.A., and Rymer, W.Z. Wipe and flexion withdrawal reflexes display different EMG patterns prior to movement onset in the spinalized frog. Exp. Brain Res. 78:649-653, 1989.
  • Stuart, G.J., Rymer, W.Z., and Schotland, J.L. Characteristics of reflex excitation in close synergist muscles evoked by muscle vibration. Exp. Brain Res. 65:127-134, 1986.

Presentations

  • Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, MN. 1-5 June, 1998. Animal Locomotion and Robotics. Panelist.
  • Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM. 3-5 April 1998. Neuromechanics. Organized workshop, presented research results and tutorial.
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA. 12 March 1998. Networks: Neuronal and System Properties.
  • Winter Conference on Brain Research, Snowmass, CO. 27 January – 3 February 1996. Monoaminergic neurons in the lamprey spinal cord.
  • Biomedical Engineering Conference, Boston, MA. 6-8 October 1995. The role of interneurons in the control of spinally organized motor primitives.
  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ. 4 May 1995. Modulation of the neural network coordinating locomotion in the lamprey by dopamine and serotonin released from a single type of spinal neuron.
  • Neuromuscular Research Center, Boston University. 28 April 1994. Modulation of the neural network coordinating locomotion in the lamprey: Effects of dopamine and serotonin released from a single type of spinal neuron.
  • Nobel Institute for Neurophysiology, Karolinska Institute. 27 January 1994. The equilibrium point hypothesis: A review and an invitation.
  • Free University of Amsterdam. 7 January 1994. The equilibrium point hypothesis: A review and an invitation.
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. 28 May 1993. Modulation of the neural network coordinating locomotion in the lamprey by two monoamines released from a single type of spinal neuron.
  • Neural Control of Movement Conference, San Marco Island Florida. 14 April 1993. Simplifying principles in the organization of spinal reflex behaviors.

Research Funding

1996-1999 National Science Foundation (PI): Dynamic recruitment of spinal networks.
1996-2000 National Science Foundation (co-PI): Applied mathematics for systems of oscillators in biology and engineering.
1993-95 National Research Service Award (National Institutes of Health)
1992 Fogarty International Fellow
1991 International Brain Research Organization MacArthur Fellow
1987-90 National Research Service Award (National Institutes of Health)
1982-83 Graduate and Professional Opportunities Program Fellow

Consulting and Professional Activities

  • Reviewer:
    National Science Foundation
  • Journal of Neurophysiology
    Neuroscience
    Neuroscience Letters
  • Blackwell Publishing
    McGraw Hill
    MIT Press
    Prentice Hall

Awards and Honors:

  • Whitney R. Powers Teaching Excellence Award, 2005
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority Award for Outstanding Efforts in Academia, 2005
  • Office of Orientation “Take a Professor to Lunch” Award, 2005
  • Summer Term Course Development Award, 2005
  • Boston University Certificate of Appreciation, 2003
  • Boston University Certificate of Recognition, 2002