Michael-Paul Schallmo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Research Interests:

Dr. Schallmo began his research career in the lab of Dr. Scott A. Langenecker in the Neuropsychology Division at the University of Michigan. There he completed an honors thesis, using functional MRI to study word list learning as part of his B.S. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science. Dr. Schallmo then completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, working in the lab of Dr. Cheryl A. Olman (Department of Psychology). His doctoral work used functional MRI and behavioral psychophysics to examine how early visual processing (e.g., contrast perception) is affected by psychosis. Next, Dr. Schallmo worked as a post-doctoral research associate in the lab of Dr. Scott O. Murray in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. This work examined how low-level vision (e.g., motion perception) is affected by autism spectrum disorder, using methods such as functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, and EEG. He joined the Psychiatry Department as an Assistant Professor in August 2017, as part of a team working on the Psychosis Human Connectome Project.


Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

  • Schallmo, M-P., Kale, A.M., Murray, S.O. (2019). The time course of different surround suppression mechanisms. Journal of Vision. 19(4), 12, p. 1-14. PMC6464404
  • Mikkelsen, M., Rimbault, D.L., Barker, P.B., Bhattacharyya, P.K., Brix, M.K., Buur, P.F., … Schallmo, M-P., … Edden, R.A.E. (2019). Big GABA II: Water-referenced edited MR spectroscopy at 25 research sites. NeuroImage. 191, p. 537-548. PMID: 30840905
  • Schallmo, M-P., Millin, R., Kale, A.M., Kolodny, T., Edden, R.A.E., Bernier, R.A., Murray, S.O. (2019). Glutamatergic facilitation of neural responses in MT enhances motion perception in humans. NeuroImage. 184, p. 925-931. PMC6230494
  • Millin, R., Kolodny, T., Flevaris, A.V., Kale, A.M., Schallmo, M-P., Bernier, R.A., Murray, S.O. (2018). Reduced auditory cortical adaptation in autism spectrum disorder. eLife. 7, e36493. PMC6203433
  • Murray, S.O., Schallmo, M-P., Kolodny, T., Millin, R., Kale, A.M., Thomas, P., Rammsayer, T.H., Troche, S.J., Bernier, R.A., Tadin, D. (2018). Sex differences in visual motion processing. Current Biology. 28(17), p. 2794-2799. PMC6133755
  • Schallmo, M-P., Kale, A.M., Millin, R., Flevaris, A.V., Brkanac, Z., Edden, R.A.E., Bernier, R.A., Murray, S.O. (2018). Suppression and facilitation of human neural responses. eLife. 7, e30334. PMC5812713
  • Quevedo, K., Harms, M., Sauder, M., Scott, H., Mohamed, S., Thomas, K.M., Schallmo, M-P., Smyda, G. (2018). The neurobiology of self face recognition among depressed adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders. 229, p. 22-31. PMC5858689
  • Olman, C.A., Bao, P., Engel, S.A., Grant, A.N., Purington, C., Qiu, C., Schallmo, M-P., Tjan, B.S. (2018). Hemifield columns co-opt ocular dominance column structure in human achiasma. NeuroImage. 164, p. 59-66. PMC5481499
  • Mikkelsen, M., Barker, P.B., Bhattacharyya, P.B., Brix, M.K., Buur, P.F., Cecil K.M., … 
    Schallmo, M-P., … Edden, R.A.E. (2017). Big GABA: Edited MR spectroscopy at 24 research sites. NeuroImage. 159, p. 32-45. PMC5700835
  • Dawson, E.L., Caveney, A.F., Meyers, K.K., Weisenbach, S.L., Giordani, B., Avery, E.T., Schallmo, M-P., Bahadori, A., Bieliauskas, L.A., Mordhorst, M., Marcus, S., Kerber, K., Zubieta, J-K., Langenecker, S.A. (2017). Executive functioning at baseline prospectively predicts depression treatment response. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 19(1), 16m01949. PMID: 28196313
  • Schallmo, M-P., Grant, A.N., Burton, P.C., Olman, C.A. (2016). The effects of orientation and attention during surround suppression of small image features: A 7 Tesla fMRI study. Journal of Vision. 16(10), 19, p. 1-21. PMC5015919
  • Schallmo, M-P., Murray, S.O. (2016). Identifying separate components of surround suppression. Journal of Vision. 16(1), 2, p. 1-12. PMC4743711
  • Schallmo, M-P., Sponheim, S.R., Olman, C.A. (2015). Reduced contextual effects on visual contrast perception in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. Psychological Medicine. 45(16), p. 3527-3537. PMC4624017
  • Schallmo, M-P., Kassel, M.T., Weisenbach, S.L., Walker, S.J., Guidotti-Breting, L.M., Rao, J.A., Hazlett, K.E., Considine, C.M., Sethi, G., Vats, N., Pecina, M., Welsh, R.C., Starkman, M.N., Giordani, B., Langenecker, S.A. (2015). A new semantic list learning task to probe functioning of the Papez circuit. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 37(8), p. 816-833. PMC5065919
  • Schallmo, M-P., Sponheim, S.R., Olman, C.A. (2013). Abnormal contextual modulation of visual contour detection in patients with schizophrenia. PLOS ONE. 8(6), e68090. PMC3688981
  • Vederman, A.C., Weisenbach, S.L., Rapport, L.J., Leon, H.M., Haase, B.D., Franti, L.M., Schallmo, M-P., Saunders, E.F., Kamali, M.M., Zubieta, J-K., Langenecker, S.A., McInnis, M.G. (2012).  Modality-specific alterations in the perception of emotional stimuli in bipolar disorder compared to healthy controls and major depressive disorder. Cortex. 48(8), p. 1027-1034. PMC3660134
  • Olman, C.A., Pickett, K.A., Schallmo, M-P., Kimberley, T.J. (2012). Selective BOLD responses to individual finger movement measured with fMRI at 3T. Human Brain Mapping. 33, p. 1594 -1606. PMC3713710
  • Langenecker, S.A., Weisenbach, S.L., Giordani, B., Briceno, E.M., Guidotti, L.M., Schallmo, M-P., Leon, H.M., Noll, D.C., Zubieta, J-K, Schteingart, D.E., Starkman, M.N. (2012). Impact of chronic hypercortisolism on affective processing. Neuropharmacology. 62, p. 217-225. PMC3196277
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