Director of the Center for Neural Engineering; Brush Chair Professor of Engineering; Professor of Neurosurgery; Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Neural engineering, neurosurgery, epilepsy, Parkinsons Disease, wave mechanics, brain machine interfaces, EEG, electrical fields, and control theory.
- Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
- Center for Neural Engineering
- Neuroscience Institute
- Microbiome Center
Publication TagsBrain Seizures Hydrocephalus Therapeutics Depolarization Magnetic Resonance Imaging Oxygen Income Growth Uganda Cautery Choroid Plexus Ventriculostomy Cytomegalovirus Infections Africa South Of The Sahara Swelling Infections Epilepsy Planning Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Treatment Failure Neurons Ions Child Development 4 Aminopyridine
Most Recent Papers
An Unmatched Radio Frequency Chain for Low-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Joshua R. Harper, Cristhian Zárate, Federico Krauch, Ivan Muhumuza, Jorge Molina, Johnes Obungoloch, Steven J. Schiff, 2022, Frontiers in Physics
Preoperative risk and postoperative outcome from subdural fluid collections in African infants with postinfectious hydrocephalus
Jessica R. Lane, Paddy Ssentongo, Mallory R. Peterson, Joshua R. Harper, Edith Mbabazi-Kabachelor, John Mugamba, Peter Ssenyonga, Justin Onen, Ruth Donnelly, Jody Levenbach, Venkateswararao Cherukuri, Vishal Monga, Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Benjamin C. Warf, Steven J. Schiff, 2022, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics on p. 31-39
Improving Infant Hydrocephalus Outcomes in Uganda
Taylor A. Vadset, Ajay Rajaram, Chuan Heng Hsiao, Miriah Kemigisha Katungi, Joshua Magombe, Marvin Seruwu, Brian Kaaya Nsubuga, Rutvi Vyas, Julia Tatz, Katharine Playter, Esther Nalule, Davis Natukwatsa, Moses Wabukoma, Luis E. Neri Perez, Ronald Mulondo, Jennifer T. Queally, Aaron Fenster, Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Steven J. Schiff, Patricia Ellen Grant, Edith Mbabazi Kabachelor, Benjamin C. Warf, Jason D.B. Sutin, Pei Yi Lin, 2022, Metabolites
Vaginal microbiome topic modeling of laboring Ugandan women with and without fever
Mercedeh Movassagh, Lisa M. Bebell, Kathy Burgoine, Christine Hehnly, Lijun Zhang, Kim Moran, Kathryn Sheldon, Shamim A. Sinnar, Edith Mbabazi-Kabachelor, Elias Kumbakumba, Joel Bazira, Moses Ochora, Ronnie Mulondo, Brian Kaaya Nsubuga, Andrew D. Weeks, Melissa Gladstone, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Joseph Ngonzi, Drucilla J. Roberts, Frederick A. Meier, Rafael A. Irizarry, James R. Broach, Steven J. Schiff, Joseph N. Paulson, 2021, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
Spreading depression as an innate antiseizure mechanism
Isra Tamim, David Y. Chung, Andreia Lopes de Morais, Inge C.M. Loonen, Tao Qin, Amrit Misra, Frieder Schlunk, Matthias Endres, Steven J. Schiff, Cenk Ayata, 2021, Nature Communications
Normal childhood brain growth and a universal sex and anthropomorphic relationship to cerebrospinal fluid
Mallory R. Peterson, Venkateswararao Cherukuri, Joseph N. Paulson, Paddy Ssentongo, Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Benjamin C. Warf, Vishal Monga, Steven J. Schiff, 2021, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics on p. 458-468
Brain growth after surgical treatment for infant postinfectious hydrocephalus in Sub-Saharan Africa
Steven J. Schiff, Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Edith Mbabazi-Kabachelor, John Mugamba, Peter Ssenyonga, Ruth Donnelly, Jody Levenbach, Vishal Monga, Mallory Peterson, Venkateswararao Cherukuri, Benjamin C. Warf, 2021, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics on p. 326-334
Immune activation during Paenibacillus brain infection in African infants with frequent cytomegalovirus co-infection
Albert M. Isaacs, Sarah U. Morton, Mercedeh Movassagh, Qiang Zhang, Christine Hehnly, Lijun Zhang, Diego M. Morales, Shamim A. Sinnar, Jessica E. Ericson, Edith Mbabazi-Kabachelor, Peter Ssenyonga, Justin Onen, Ronnie Mulondo, Mady Hornig, Benjamin C. Warf, James R. Broach, R. Reid Townsend, David D. Limbrick, Joseph N. Paulson, Steven J. Schiff, 2021, iScience
Global, regional and national epidemiology and prevalence of child stunting, wasting and underweight in low- and middle-income countries, 2006-2018.
Paddy Ssentongo, A Ssentongo, D Ba, J Ericson, M Na, X Gao, C Fronterre, V Chinchilli, S Schiff, 2021, Scientific Reports on p. 5204
Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection Burden and Epidemiologic Risk Factors in Countries with Universal Screening
Paddy Ssentongo, Christine Hehnly, Patricia Birungi, Mikayla A. Roach, Jada Spady, Claudio Fronterre, Ming Wang, Laura E. Murray-Kolb, Laila Al-Shaar, Vernon M. Chinchilli, James R. Broach, Jessica E. Ericson, Steven J. Schiff, 2021, JAMA network open
Synchronization and desynchronization in epilepsy
Premysl Jiruska, Marco de Curtis, John G.R. Jefferys, Catherine A. Schevon, Steven J. Schiff, Kaspar Schindler, 2013, Journal of Physiology on p. 787-797
Unification of neuronal spikes, seizures, and spreading depression
Yina Wei, Ghanim Ullah, Steven J. Schiff, 2014, Journal of Neuroscience on p. 11733-11743
Observability and controllability of nonlinear networks
Andrew J. Whalen, Sean N. Brennan, Timothy D. Sauer, Steven J. Schiff, 2015, Physical Review X
Endoscopic Treatment versus Shunting for Infant Hydrocephalus in Uganda
Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Steven J. Schiff, Edith Mbabazi-Kabachelor, John Mugamba, Peter Ssenyonga, Ruth Donnelly, Jody Levenbach, Vishal Monga, Mallory Peterson, Michael MacDonald, Venkateswararao Cherukuri, Benjamin C. Warf, 2017, New England Journal of Medicine on p. 2456-2464
Model-based rational feedback controller design for closed-loop deep brain stimulation of Parkinson's disease
P. Gorzelic, Steven Schiff, Alok Sinha, 2013, Journal of Neural Engineering
Seizures as imbalanced up states
Jokubas Žiburkus, John R. Cressman, Steven J. Schiff, 2013, Journal of Neurophysiology on p. 1296-1306
The Role of Cell Volume in the Dynamics of Seizure, Spreading Depression, and Anoxic Depolarization
Ghanim Ullah, Yina Wei, Markus A. Dahlem, Martin Wechselberger, Steven J. Schiff, 2015, PLoS Computational Biology
Volumetric brain analysis in neurosurgery
Jason G. Mandell, Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Benjamin C. Warf, Steven J. Schiff, 2015, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics on p. 125-132
Rapid eye movement sleep and hippocampal theta oscillations precede seizure onset in the tetanus toxin model of temporal lobe epilepsy
Madineh Sedigh-Sarvestani, Godfrey I. Thuku, Sridhar Sunderam, Anjum Parkar, Steven L. Weinstein, Steven J. Schiff, Bruce J. Gluckman, 2014, Journal of Neuroscience on p. 1105-1114
Oxygen and seizure dynamics
Yina Wei, Ghanim Ullah, Justin Ingram, Steven J. Schiff, 2014, Journal of Neurophysiology on p. 213-223
News Articles Featuring Steven Schiff
Jul 22, 2021
We created a tool to help predict COVID-19 increases in African countries
One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from COVID-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day. We are awash in information, but everyone wants to distil insight that makes sense from this.
Jul 09, 2021
Normal brain growth curves for children developed
Based on more than a thousand brain scans, the findings have implications for diagnosing and treating childhood brain disorders, infections and injuries.
Jun 29, 2021
International team develops predictive tool to help mitigate COVID-19 in Africa
The virus that gives rise to COVID-19 is the third coronavirus to threaten humanity in the past two decades. It also happens to move more efficiently from person to person than either SARS or MERS did. An international collaboration led by Penn State developed a surveillance modeling tool that provides a weekly projection of expected COVID-19 cases in all African countries, based on publicly available information.
Sep 30, 2020
Bacteria virus combo may be cause of neonatal brain infections in Uganda
A newly identified bacteria and a common virus may be the underlying cause of infection-induced hydrocephalus in Uganda, according to an international team of researchers.
Dec 18, 2019
LiveB1G: Infectious Disease Forecasting
As part of its LiveB1G series, the Big Ten Network has featured Penn State professor Steven Schiff, who leads an interdisciplinary team that applies weather forecast modeling to forecast infection risk in infants, providing the opportunity to diagnose diseases in children that cannot be diagnosed with existing technology.
Jul 02, 2019
Forecasting infectious diseases: Improved prediction could transform treatment
By applying the same predictive strategies used in weather forecasting, Penn State’s Steven Schiff is changing the way we approach treatment of infectious diseases worldwide.
Apr 30, 2019
Five Huck Researchers Featured In Penn State's "Impact" Campaign
The Huck Institutes is well-represented among this collection of exciting work being done by members of the University community.