Felix E. Schweizer

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 
synaptic transmission, ribbon synapses, protein degradation, neurodegeneration
"Felix Schweizer"

PhD in Basel with Prof. Max M. Burger at the Biozentrum/Friedrich Miescher Institute. Direct advisor: Dr. Theo Schaefer, who did his thesis with Prof. Hans Thoenen.

Postdoc with Richard W. Tsien at Stanford and George Augustine at Duke/MBL

Mean distance: 12.69 (cluster 11)


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Tanya Sippy research assistant 2000-2003 UCLA
Justin Sharim research assistant 2005-2007 UCLA
Katherine E. Fehlhaber research assistant 2007-2011 UCLA
Gina Rinetti grad student 2006- UCLA
Frederick D. Gregory grad student 1999-2006 UCLA
Alberto Cruz-Martín grad student 2000-2006 UCLA
Kristen C. Willeumier grad student 2000-2007 UCLA
Gina Rinetti Vargas grad student 2012 UCLA
Patricia  Yuki Quinones post-doc 2007- UCLA
Edmonds Brian post-doc 2000-2003 UCLA
Marwan Maalouf research scientist 2008- UCLA
Vahri Beaumont research scientist 2006 UCLA


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Anja Kunze collaborator 2012-2016
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Harrigan J, Brambila DF, Meera P, et al. (2020) The environmental toxicant ziram enhances neurotransmitter release and increases neuronal excitability via the EAG family of potassium channels. Neurobiology of Disease. 143: 104977
Sultemeier DR, Choy KR, Schweizer FE, et al. (2017) Spaceflight-induced synaptic modifications within hair cells of the mammalian utricle. Journal of Neurophysiology. jn.00240.2016
Yin JX, Maalouf M, Han P, et al. (2016) Ketones block amyloid entry and improve cognition in an Alzheimer's model. Neurobiology of Aging. 39: 25-37
Martin CA, Myers KM, Chen A, et al. (2015) Ziram, a pesticide associated with increased risk for Parkinson's disease, differentially affects the presynaptic function of aminergic and glutamatergic nerve terminals at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Experimental Neurology
Kunze A, Tseng P, Godzich C, et al. (2015) Engineering cortical neuron polarity with nanomagnets on a chip. Acs Nano. 9: 3664-76
Grygoruk A, Chen A, Martin CA, et al. (2014) The redistribution of Drosophila vesicular monoamine transporter mutants from synaptic vesicles to large dense-core vesicles impairs amine-dependent behaviors. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 34: 6924-37
Chang JW, Arnold MM, Rozenbaum A, et al. (2012) Synaptoneurosome micromethod for fractionation of mouse and human brain, and primary neuronal cultures. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 211: 289-95
Schweizer FE, Myers KM, Caputo A. (2012) In the zone: presynaptic function at high res. Nature Neuroscience. 15: 928-9
Quiñones PM, Luu C, Schweizer FE, et al. (2012) Exocytosis in the frog amphibian papilla. Journal of the Association For Research in Otolaryngology : Jaro. 13: 39-54
Maalouf M, Schweizer F, Zhao M, et al. (2011) P4-264: Enhancing mitochondrial function with the ketones acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate alleviates soluble Aβ42 toxicity Alzheimer's & Dementia. 7: S798-S798
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