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CV of James W. Stinear, DC, Ph.D.: CV

Personal details

Surname: Stinear
Forenames: James 

Physiology and PM and R
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Northwestern University
345 E Superior Street
60611 Chicago, IL, USA
Tel: 312-238-2695

Scientific education

Sherman College of Chiropractic, SC, USA, Doctor of Chiropractic, 1981, Clinical Chiropractic
Macquarie University, NSW, Australia, Master of Chiropractic Science, 1996, Chiropractic Science
University of Auckland, New Zealand, Master of Science (Hons), 2000, Humand Movement Science
University of Auckland, New Zealand, PhD, 2003, Neurophysiology

Grants and Awards

1K01HD056216-01 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Career Development Award “Electrical stimulation of motor cortex: a candidate adjuvant to stroke therapy?” 09/28/2007 – 08/31/2011

1R21HD059287-01 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. “Symmetrical walking enhanced neuroplasticity post-stroke” 02/01/2008-01/31/10 Completed Research Support

2000 – 03 Bright Future (Top Achiever) PhD Scholarship from the New Zealand Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST). 
Health Research Council of New Zealand Large Project Grant 7/2004-6/2007 04/107R. 
Byblow, Stinear, Lim & Barber. A novel rehabilitation protocol to enhance motor recovery following stroke
Role: Grant application author and study consultant

American Heart Association Midwestern Affiliate two year Postdoctoral Fellowship 7/2005-7/2007

Positions and Employment

1981–93 Self-employed chiropractic physician
1993–98 Head of School, New Zealand School of Chiropractic
2003 Post-doctoral Fellow, part-time Tutor, University of Auckland
2004–07 Post-doctoral Fellow, SMPP, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
2007– Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Director, Neuralplasticity Laboratory
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


Gowri Jayaram, M.S.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

1990–93 President, NZ Chiropractors’ Association Inc.
1992–98 Vice Chairman, NZ Chiropractic Registration Board.
1992–98 Vice President, Australasian Council on Chiropractic Education.
2001– Member of the Society for Neuroscience.

Selected peer-reviewed publications

Byblow WD, Lewis GN, Stinear JW, Austin NJ, Lynch M (2000). The subdominant hand increases the efficacy of voluntary alterations in bimanual coordination. Experimental Brain Research 131: 366-374.

Stinear JW, Byblow W (2001). Phase transitions and postural deviations during bimanual kinesthetic tracking. Experimental Brain Research 137: 467-477

Stinear JW, Byblow WD (2002). Disinhibition of the human motor cortex is enhanced by synchronous upper limb movements. Journal of Physiology 543: 307-316.

Byblow WD, Lewis, GN & Stinear JW. (2003). Effector specific visual information influences kinesthesis and reaction time performance in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Motor Behavior 35:99-108.

Stinear JW & Byblow WD. (2004) Modulation of human cervical premotoneurons during bilateral voluntary contraction of upper limb muscles. Muscle & Nerve 29: 506-514
Stinear JW & Byblow WD. (2004) Rhythmic bilateral movement training enhances upper limb motricity post-stroke: a pilot study. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 21:124-131.

Stinear JW & Byblow WD. (2004) An interhemispheric asymmetry in motor cortex inhibition during bimanual movement. Brain Research 1022:81-87

Byblow WD, Lewis GN, Stinear JW, Carson RG (2004) The modulation of excitability in corticospinal pathways during rhythmic movement. In: Swinnen S, Duysens J (eds)

Neuro-Behavioral Determinants of Interlimb Coordination: A multidisciplinary approach. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, pp 155-186

Stinear JW and Byblow WD. (2004) The contribution of cervical propriospinal premotoneurons in recovering hemiparetic stroke patients. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 21: 426-434

Coxon JP, Stinear JW and Byblow WD. (2005) Amplitude of muscle stretch modulates corticomotor gain during passive movement. Brain Research 1031:109-117

Stinear JW and Hornby TG. (2005) Stimulation-induced changes in lower limb corticomotor excitability during treadmill walking. Journal of Physiology 567.2: 701-711

Prior MM and Stinear JW. (2006) Phasic spike-timing dependent plasticity of human cortex. Brain Research 1110:150-158

Jayaram G, Santos L, Stinear JW. (2007) Spike-timing dependent plasticity induced in resting lower limb cortex persists during subsequent walking. Brain Research 1153:95-97.

Gerachshenko T, Stinear JW. (2007) Suppression of motor evoked potentials in biceps brachii preceding pronator contraction. Experimental Brain Research 183: 531-539

Jayaram G and Stinear JW. (2007) Contralesional paired associative stimulation increases paretic lower limb motor excitability post-stroke. Experimental Brain Research DOI 10.1007/s00221-007-1183-x

Gerachshenko T, Rymer WZ, Stinear JW. (2007) Abnormal corticomotor excitability assessed in biceps brachii preceding pronator contraction post-stroke. Clinical Neurophysiology DOI 10.1016/j.clinph.2007.11.004

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