Anna Victoria Molofsky, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Amherst CollegeB.A.
    University of MichiganM.D.
    University of MichiganPh.D
    University of California-San FranciscoAdult Psychiatry Residency
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    1997Phi Beta Kappa
    2006Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
    2015Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists
    2017 Pew Biomedical Scholar
    2017NIH New Innovator Award
    2019Freeman Prize for Basic Research- BBRF

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    Microglial remodeling of the extracellular matrix in memory circuits
    NIH R01MH125000Dec 10, 2020 - Oct 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Astrocyte-microglial communication in developmental synapse formation
    NIH R01MH119349Feb 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Coordinate regulation of neural circuit remodeling by glia: a prospective molecular approach
    NIH/NIMH DP2MH116507Sep 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Investigating innate immune mechanisms of synapse remodeling by glia
    Pew Charitable Trusts 519807Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Astrocyte-Encoded Regional cues in Developmental Synapse Formation.
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund 1014757Sep 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Chapter 32 Mechanisms of astrocyte development. . 2020 Jan 1; 807-827. Sardar SD, Cheng CY, Szewczyk SL, Deneen DB, Molofsky MA, Molofsky MA. .
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    2. KaurLingReview of Glial Cells: Embryonic Development, Types/Functions and Role in Disease2013Nova Science PublishersNew York, NY. Brain Behavior and Immunity. 2015 Feb 1; 44:270-271. Molofsky MA, Molofsky MA. .
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    3. Chapter 36 Mechanisms of Astrocyte Development. Patterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing CNS and PNS. 2013 Jan 1; 723-742. Molofsky MA, Molofsky MA, Hochstim HC, Deneen DB, Rowitch RD. .
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    4. Regulated temporal-spatial astrocyte precursor cell proliferation involves BRAF signalling in mammalian spinal cord. Journal of Cell Science. 2012 Jul 15; 125(14):e1-e1. Tien TA, Tsai TH, Molofsky MA, Molofsky MA, McMahon MM, Foo FL, Kaul KA, Dougherty DJ, Heintz HN, Gutmann GD, Barres BB, Rowitch RD. .
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