Anneliese Schaefer, JD, PhD

Anneliese Schaefer, JD, PhD

Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Faculty advisor: Michael Nonet, PhD

Dissertation (2001): A molecular genetic analysis of synapse formation in C. elegans

Faculty advisors: Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD and Joshua Sanes, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow, 2001-2004

Faculty profile

Related publications

  • Schaefer AM, Hadwiger GD, Nonet ML. rpm-1, a conserved neuronal gene that regulates targeting and synaptogenesis in C. elegans. Neuron. 2000; 26(2):345-356. doi: 10.1016/s0896-6273(00)81168-x.
  • Schaefer AM, Nonet ML. Cellular and molecular insights into presynaptic assembly. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2001; 11(1):127-134. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(00)00183-5.
  • Koushika SP, Schaefer AM, Vincent R, Willis JH, Bowerman B, Nonet ML. Mutations in Caenorhabditis elegans cytoplasmic dynein components reveal specificity of neuronal retrograde cargo. J Neurosci. 2004; 24(16):3907-3916. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5039-03.2004.
  • Schaefer AM, Sanes JR, Lichtman JW. A compensatory subpopulation of motor neurons in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. J Comp Neurol. 2005; 490(3):209-219. doi: 10.1002/cne.20620.
  • Zheng Q, Schaefer AM, Nonet ML. Regulation of C. elegans presynaptic differentiation and neurite branching via a novel signaling pathway initiated by SAM-10. Development. 2011; 138(1):87-96. doi: 10.1242/dev.055350.
  • Zheng Q, Ahlawat S, Schaefer A, Mahoney T, Koushika SP, Nonet ML. The vesicle protein SAM-4 regulates the processivity of synaptic vesicle transport. PLoS Genet. 2014; Oct 16;10(10):e1004644. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004644.
  • Luo S, Schaefer AM, Dour S, Nonet ML. The conserved LIM domain-containing focal adhesion protein ZYX-1 regulates synapse maintenance in Caenorhabditis elegans. Development. 2014; 141(20):3922-3933. doi: 10.1242/dev.108217. Epub 2014 Sep 24..