Dr. Stephen A. Berman is a clinical neurologist, neuroscientist, and educator who has focused on neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases, clinical neurophysiology, and neurorehabilitation.He began his medical career at the University of Illinois where he earned a combined M.D/Ph.D. degree. He continued his training at the Johns Hopkins affiliated Greater Baltimore Medical Center, then Neurology Residency & Molecular Genetics fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.During his time at Harvard, he served as Instructor then Assistant Professor for the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry. In 1996, Dr. Berman became a Professor of Neurology for Louisiana State University. In this role, he expanded his research and served as a PI or co-PI on numerous clinical protocols for stroke, neuropathy, and muscular dystrophy studies. Before coming to UCF, Dr. Berman served as Professor of Neurology at Dartmouth Medical School and Chief of the Neurology Service at one of Dartmouthâ€™s two major teaching hospitals, the White River Junction Veterans Hospital.
1. Neuronal death and regeneration and related diseases (e.g.TBI, Alzheimers, Lewy Body, Frontotemporal dementias)
2. Neuropsychiatry/Neurobehavior (esp. as sequelae to brain injury, tumor, and stroke)
3. Clinical Neurophysiology EEG. EMG, evoked potentials
4. Neurodegenerative Neuromuscular Disease (e.g. ALS)
5. Neurorehabilitation (stroke, spinal cord injury, TBI) 6. General Neurology (Stroke, seizures, etc.)
1. Apter J, Berman SA. Medical students time sharing analog computer. Trans Biomed Eng 1972;3:82-6.
2. Wolf B, Berman SA, Hanlon S. Structural transitions of calf thymus DNA in concentrated LiCl solutions. Biochem 1975;14:1661-70.
3. Hanlon S, Chan A, Berman SA. Specific cation effects on conformational transactions of DNA in aqueous solutions. BiochemBiophysActa 1978;519:526-36.
4. Berman SA, Hanlon S. Comparison of the linear least means squares procedure and the vector projection method for spectral analysis. J TheorBiol 1979; 78:167-86.
5. Bursztajn S, Berman SA, Watson ML, McManaman JL. Insertion and internalization of acetylcholine receptors at clustered and diffuse domains on cultured myotubes. J Cell Biol 1985;101-11.
6. Bursztajn S, Nudelman HB, Berman SA. Coated and smooth vesicles participate in acetylcholine receptor transport. Cell Tiss Res 1987;248:535-40.
7. Bursztajn S, Schneider LW, Jong Y J, Berman SA. Phorbol esters inhibit the synthesis of acetylcholine receptors in cultured muscle cells. Biol Cell 1988; 63:57-65.
8. Bursztajn S, Berman SA, Gilbert W. Differential expression of acetylcholine receptor mRNA in nuclei of cultured muscle cells. ProcNatlAcadSci USA 1989; 86:2928-32.
9. Berman SA, Bursztajn S, Kinnard R, Cashman N, Arnason BGW. Changes in N myc mRNA expression associated with dibutyryl cyclic AMP induced neuroblastoma differentiation. J Neurogenet 1989;6:75-86.
10. Bursztajn S, Berman SA, Gilbert W. Factors released by ciliary neurons and spinal cord explants induce acetylcholine receptor mRNA expression in cultured muscle cells. J Neurobiol 1990;21:387-99.
11. Berman SA, Bursztajn S, Bowen B, Gilbert W. Localization of an acetylcholine receptor intron to the nuclear membrane. Science 1990;247:212-14.
12. Bursztajn S, Berman SA, Gilbert W. Simultaneous visualization of neuronal protein and receptor mRNA. Biotechniques 1990;9:440-9.
13. Schneider, LW, Bursztajn S, Berman SA. Calcium and ionophore A23187 stimulate acetylcholinesterase release from skeletal muscle. Cell Tiss Res 1991; 265:95-103.
14. Bursztajn S, Berman, SA. Processing of mRNA and proteins at the neuromuscular synapse. Proc Electron Micros SocAmer 1991;49:46-7.
15. Berman. SA, Moss D, and Bursztajn S. Axonal Branching And Growth Cone Structure Depends on Target Cells. DevelBiol, 1993;159:153-162,