Shapour Jaberzadeh

Assoc Professor

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Shapour works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer.

Research interests

The goal of my research is to understand the mechanisms underlying plastic changes in the human central nervous system (CNS) and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for recovery of function based on these advances. My work has focused on the human sensory-motor system and on plastic changes taking place due to motor training, pain, or therapeutic interventions such as electrical stimulation (ES) and biofeedback.

I utilize different techniques in the context of well-defined hypothesis-driven investigations including Electro-neuro-myography (ENMG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), EMG-triggered ES, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) stimulation. I am interested in the development of these techniques to better understand mechanisms of human plasticity and to modulate human brain processes. My research protocols in healthy volunteers are geared to identify mechanisms of human neuroplasticity and to develop interventional approaches to enhance them when they play a beneficial role and down-regulate them when they are maladaptive. Advances in this understanding in healthy volunteers are subsequently applied to patients with neurological conditions like stroke in attempts to enhance neurorehabilitative processes.

My future goals are to improve my understanding of mechanisms underlying plasticity of function in humans. On the basis of these insights, I am engaged in translational efforts to develop rational rehabilitative interventions to improve sensory and motor disability after traumatic brain injuries or stroke in particular using peripheral nerve stimulation, EMG-triggered ES, TMS and tDCS.

Research area keywords

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Electromyography
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neuroscience
  • Non Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Projects 2013 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

Case report of a syncope episode in a healthy male adult participant during single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation

Pellegrini, M., Zoghi, M. & Jaberzadeh, S., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of ECT. 35, 2, p. E11-E12 2 p.

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Concurrent postural training and M1 anodal transcranial direct current stimulation improve postural impairment in patients with chronic low back pain

Jafarzadeh, A., Ehsani, F., Yosephi, M. H., Zoghi, M. & Jaberzadeh, S., 23 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 11 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Determining the Corticospinal Responses to Single Bouts of Skill and Strength Training

Mason, J., Frazer, A. K., Jaberzadeh, S., Ahtiainen, J. P., Avela, J., Rantalainen, T., Leung, M. & Kidgell, D. J., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33, 9, p. 2299-2307 9 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Determining the early corticospinal-motoneuronal responses to strength training: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Mason, J., Frazer, A. K., Pearce, A. J., Goodwill, A. M., Howatson, G., Jaberzadeh, S. & Kidgell, D. J., Jul 2019, In : Reviews in the Neurosciences. 30, 5, p. 463-476 14 p.

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Differential effects of unihemispheric concurrent dual-site and conventional tDCS on motor learning: A randomized, sham-controlled study

Talimkhani, A., Abdollahi, I., Mohseni-Bandpei, M. A., Ehsani, F., Khalili, S. & Jaberzadeh, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Basic and Clinical Neuroscience. 10, 1, p. 59-71 13 p.

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