Neil Shneider, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
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Dr. Neil Shneider is a physician-scientist with expertise in neuromuscular development and disease. He is a graduate of Harvard College and of the MD-PhD program of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and he was Chief Resident of the Harvard Longwood Neurology Training Program.
Dr. Shneider completed his graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Axel and his postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Jessell. After several years in the Intramural Program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Dr. Shneider returned to Columbia University as Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Neuromuscular Division. He is a member of the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease and of the H. Houston Merritt Clinical Research Center. His research efforts focus on the molecular development of sensorimotor neural circuits and mechanisms of motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Shneider has clinical expertise in the diagnosis and care of patients with ALS and related motor neuron diseases.