Federica Klaus

Federica Klaus, MD, PhD

Resident and research associate

Phone: +41-44-384-2426


Curriculum vitae

Federica Klaus studied medicine at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and the University Paris Descartes in France. For her MD-Thesis, she investigated genetic effects on sleep in humans and for her PhD-Thesis, she investigated the effects of inflammation on depression-relevant behavior in mice. She is currently a resident at the Psychiatric Hospital and interested in investigatingthe interplay between inflammation and apathy.



Functional ADA polymorphism increases sleep depth and reduces vigilant attention in humans. Bachmann V, Klaus F, Bodenmann S, Schäfer N, Brugger P, Huber S, Berger W, Landolt HP (2012), in Cerebral Cortex. 22(4):962-70.

Translating the evidence for gene association with depression into mouse models of depression-relevant behaviour: Current limitations and future potential. Christopher R. Pryce, Federica Klaus (2013), in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(8), 1380-1402.

Depression. Pryce Christopher R., Klaus Federica (2014), in Crusio Wim E. et al (ed.), Handbook of Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse Volume 2: Genetic Mouse Models of Neurobehavioral Disorders, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 253-277.

Neuroinflammatory TNFα Impairs Memory via Astrocyte Signaling. Habbas Samia, Santello Mirko, Becker Denise, Stubbe Hiltrud, Zappia Giovanna, Liaudet Nicolas, Klaus Federica, Kollias George, Fontana Adriano, Pryce Christopher R, Suter Tobias, Volterra Andrea (2015), in Cell, 7(163), 1730-1741.