Anne Schaefer

Anne Schaefer, MD, PhD

About Me

Dr. Anne Schaefer MD, is a Tenured Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Neuroscience, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and Co-director of the Center for Glial Biology at the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She did her graduate studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the Charité University Berlin and The Rockefeller University in New York. She joined Mount Sinai to start her own laboratory in 2011 after the completion of her postdoctoral studies in Dr. Paul Greengard's Laboratory at The Rockefeller University, New York. Among others, Dr.  Schaefer has been awarded with the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the Inaugural Landis Mentoring Award for Outstanding Mentorship by the NIH, Cure Challenge Award, and was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 and Inventor of the Year 2018 by Mount Sinai. 


Click here for more information on Dr. Schaefer's 2012 Director’s New Innovator Award from the National Institutesof Health (NIH).

Visit Anne Schaefer's Laboratory of Brain Epigenetics for more information.


PROFESSOR | Neuroscience, PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Research Topics

Basal Ganglia, Brain, Chromatin, Epigenetics, Genetics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Knockout Mice, Locomotion, Mental Retardation, Multiple Sclerosis

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU]