Dr. Anne Schaefer MD, PhD, is a Tenured Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Vice-Chair of Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Glial Biology at the Friedman Brain Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. She joined Mount Sinai to start her own laboratory in 2011 after completion of her postdoctoral studies at Dr. Paul Greengard’s Laboratory at The Rockefeller University in New York. Dr. Schaefer’s research focuses on the epigenetic mechanisms of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, autism, and neurodegeneration. Recently her lab pioneered studies of the epigenetic control of microglia diversification and function.
Dr. Schaefer has been awarded with the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the Inaugural Landis Mentoring Award for Outstanding Mentorship by the NIH, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Cure Challenge Award, Seaver Autism Research Award, Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award, and was named a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences in 2014 and the Inventor of the Year 2018 by Mount Sinai.