Undergraduate Institution and Major/Degree:
- B.A. Psychology with Neuroscience, May 2011,
St. Olaf College
Glial cells respond to neuronal activity with increases in intracellular calcium. How these glial calcium signals are generated and their functional importance in neurovascular coupling is highly debated. I use transgenic mice that express a genetically encoded calcium indicator molecule specifically in glial cells to characterize glial calcium signals, their physiological functions, and the molecular mechanisms underlying their generation.
- Karen Ashe
- Michael Lee
- Eric Newman
- Sylvain Lesne
Courses Taken Beyond the Core Courses:
- Stat5303 - Designing Experiments
- PHSL5101 - Human Physiology
- NSC8320 - Neurostatistics
- NSC5203 - Visual Neuroscience
- GRAD8101 - Teaching in Higher Education
- Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism Graduate Course - University of Copenhagen, Oct. 2012.
- Dr. Alfonso Araque - Chiar
- Dr. Eric Newman - Advisor
- Dr. Paulo Kofuji
- Dr. Tay Netoff
- Dr. Marija Cvetanovic
Selected Publications and Presentations:
- Kyle Biesecker, Anja Srienc, & Eric Newman. Visualization of Retinal Glia Calcium Events Using a Genetically Encoded Calcium Indicator. Presented May
2013 at Biomedical Research Recognition Day at the University of Minnesota.
- Anja Srienc, Kyle Biesecker & Eric Newman. Glia Calcium Signaling in the Mouse Retina. Presented May 2013 at Biomedical Research Recognition Day at
the University of Minnesota.
- Kyle Biesecker & Eric Newman. Using Voltage Sensitive Dyes to Visualize Astrocyte Responses. Presented February 2013 at the Neuroscience Retreat at the University of Minnesota.
- Calcium Events in Retinal Glial Cells, Presentation at St. Olaf College, May
Awards and Honors:
- Stark Travel Award - 2012