Anne Schaefer has been named a 2014 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The Kavli program honors young scientists who are considered leaders in their fields and have made significant contributions to science. Jointly sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and The Kavli Foundation, the Kavli Frontiers of Science bring together some of the very best young scientists (under age 45) to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields in a format that encourages informal collective, as well as one-on-one discussions among participants. Dr. Schaefer was invited to the Japanese-American Frontiers of Science ( JAFoS) Symposium that took place in Tokio in December 2014.
1999-2003 Scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation
2001-2003 USA-Scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation
2003 Keystone Scholar Travel Award
2004 Summa cum laude, Charité University Berlin
2005 Hans-Hench Award 2005, German Society for Immunology, Germany
2006-2008 German Research Foundation DFG, Research Fellowship, Germany
2011 2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, USA
2012 named "Chrissy Rossi Investigator"
2012 Seaver Autism Center Research Award, USA
2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award, USA
2014 Technology Development Fund Award, Mount Sinai Innovation, USA
2014 Cure Challenge Award, USA
2014 Kavli Frontiers in Science Fellow, The National Academy of Science, USA
2015 Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award, Mount Sinai, USA



08/01/2016-07/31/2021 RF1 AG054011-01 (Goate, PI, Schaefer, Co-PI)
NIA “Understanding the mechanism of SPl1 dependent Alzheimer disease risk” This award addresses the mechanism of the Alzheimer disease risk gene SPI1 in control of microglia activation in vivo.
09/01/2015-08/31/2019 R01 NS091574-01A1 (Schaefer, PI)
NINDS "Control of neuron activity and animal behavior by non-coding RNAs"
This award addresses the mechanism and potential therapeutic effects of miR-128 control of epilepsy in mice.
12/01/2014-11/30/2016 GSK COL1000039850 (Schaefer)
GSK Research Collaboration Agreement
"Role of BRD proteins in microglia activation"
The aim of the proposed project is to test the ability of the brain permeable I-BET to suppress microglia activation and microglia mediated neurodegeneration.
09/31/2012-09/30/2017 1 DP2 MH100012-01 (Schaefer)
2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
"Cognate microglia-neuron interaction and its role in inflammation"
This award addresses the molecular basis for cognate neuron-microglia interaction and its role in controlling neuronal function in health and disease.
09/01/2014-08/31/2017 CURE "Non-coding RNA mediated control of inhibitory and excitatory neuron excitability." This award addresses the role of miR-128 in modulating excitatory and inhibitory neuron excitability and associated behavior in mouse models of Dravet syndrome in vivo.


03/01/2014-02/28/2015 5P30DA035756-02 (Heintz), P30 Pilot Grant (Schaefer)
NIDA, Molecular Definition of Brain Circuits Controlling Addiction
"Analysis of cocaine induced transcriptional memory at a single cell level"
01/01/2012-12/31/2014 Seaver Autism Center Research Award (Schaefer)
Seaver Foundation
"Epigenetic basis of Autism"
01/01/2014-12/31/2014 Technology Development Award 2014 (Schaefer)
Mount Sinai Innovation
"Novel miRNA-based treatment of severe Epilepsy."
07/15/2011-07/14/2013 2010 Young Investigator Award, Grant# 18194
NARSAD, The Brain and Behavioral Research Fund
"Epigenetic regulation of depression"
01/09/2008-08/31/2010 1RO3DA025962 (Schaefer)
"The role of miRNAs in Cocaine Addiction"
12/22/2008-12/21/2011 W81XWH-09-1-0095 (Schaefer)
U. S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
"Role of miRNAs inParkinson's Disease"


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