Curriculum vitae

Felix Naef


January 13, 1971; Geneva, Switzerland
Current Position:
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Fellow in Basic Neurosciences
The Rockefeller University
Box 212
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY10021
+1 (212) 327 8186


1996 - June 2000 PhD thesis in theoretical physics at the EPFL, Lausanne
Title: Dynamical properties of quasi 1-D correlated electrons
Advisors: Dr X. Zotos, Prof. A. Baldereschi
1990 - 1995 Diploma in physics at the ETHZ, Zurich
1990 Maturité scientifique at Collège de Staël, Geneva

Postdoctoral Training

Sept 2000 - Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University, under Prof. M Magnasco

Honors and Awards

Sept 2001
Sept 2000
Bristol-Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Fellowship in Basic Neurosciences
Swiss National Science Foundation PostdoctoralFellowship


  1. X. Zotos, F. Naef and P. Prelovsek, Transport and conservation laws, Phys. Rev. B 55, 11029 (1997).
  2. F. Naef and X. Zotos, Spin and energy correlations in the one-dimensional s=1/2 Heisenberg model, J. Phys. C 10 L183-L190 (1998).
  3. X. Wang, K. Hallberg, and F. Naef, Calculation of dynamical properties, in ‘Density Matrix Renormalization’ in Lecture Note in Physics, Springer Verlag, eds. I. Peschel, X. Wang, M. Kaulke and K. Hallberg, (1998).
  4. F. Naef, X. Wang, X. Zotos, and W. von der Linden, Autocorrelations from the transfer-matrix density-matrix renormalization-group methdod, Phys. Rev. B 60, 359 (1999).
  5. F. Naef and X. Wang, Nuclear spin relaxation rates in two-leg spin ladder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1320 (2000).
  6. X. Zotos, F. Naef, P. Prelovsek, and M. Long, Reactive Hall response, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 377 (2000).
  7. Adam Claridge-Chang, Herman Wijnen, Felix Naef, Catharine Boothroth, Nikolaus Rajewksi, and Michael W. Young, Circadian Regulation of Gene Expression Systems in the Drosophila Head, Neuron 32, 657-671 (2001).
  8. Felix Naef, Coleen Hacker, Nila Patil, and Marcelo Magnasco, Characterization of the expression ratio noise structure in high-density oligonucleotide arrays, Genome Biol. 3(4):RESEARCH0018 (2002). genomebiology.pdf
  9. Felix Naef, Daniel A. Lim, Nila Patil, and Marcelo Magnasco, DNA hybridization to mismatched templates: a chip study, Phys. Rev. E 65, 040902 (2002).pre2002.pdf
  10. Bourdon, V., Naef, F., Rao, P.H., Reuter, V, Mok, S., Bosl, G.J., Koul, S., Murty V. V. V. S., Kucherlapati, R., and Chaganti, R. S. K., Genomic and expression analysis of the 12p11-p12 amplicon using EST arrays identifies two novelamplified and over-expressed genes. Cancer Res. 62(21):6218-23 (2002).
  11. Felix Naef, Nicholas Socci, and Marcelo Magnasco A study of accuracy and precision in oligonucleotide arrays: extracting more signal at large concentrations, Bioinformatics 2003 19: 178-184. felix-nick-marcelo.pdf
  12. Doeke Hekstra, Alexander R. Taussig, Marcelo Magnasco, Felix Naef. Absolute mRNA concentrations from sequence-specific calibration of oligonucleotide arrays, Nucleic Acids Research 2003 31(7): 1962-68 doeke_nar.pdf.
  13. Felix Naef and Marcelo Magnasco, Solving the riddle of the bright mismatches: the physics of hybridization, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011906 (2003). , riddle.pdf
  14. Noboru Sato, Ignacio Munoz Sanjuan, Michael Heke, Makiko Uchida, Felix Naef, and Ali H. Brivanlou, Molecular signature of human embryonic stem cells and its comparison with the mouse, Dev Biol. 2003 Aug 15;260(2):404-13.
  15. Asmal M, Colgan J, Naef F, Yu B, Lee Y, Magnasco M, Luban J., Production of ribosome components in effector CD4+ T cells is accelerated by TCR stimulation and coordinated by ERK-MAPK, Immunity. 2003 Oct;19(4):535-48.

Submitted and preprints

  1. Daniel A. Lim, Felix Naef, Benedicte Menn, Coleen Hacker, Marcelo O. Magnasco, Nila Patil, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Distinct transcriptional profiles for adult subventricular zone neurogenesis, submitted.