Anja Srienc

Ph.D. 2015

Thesis Title:

Retinal ischemia in the in vivo rodent: cellular and vascular characteristics

Undergraduate Institution and Major/Degree:

University College Utrecht, B.S., Biomedical Sciences, 2008

Major Advisor(s):

Eric Newman, Ph.D.

Lab Rotations:

  • Jan Dubinsky
  • LiLian Yuan
  • Teresa Nick
  • Eric Newman

Graduate Level Minor:

  • Medicine


  • Biesecker KR, Srienc AI, Shimoda AM, Agarwa A, Bergles DE, Kofuji P, and Newman EA. Glial Cell Calcium Signaling Mediates Capillary Regulation of Blood Flow in the Retina. The Journal of Neuroscience, 7 September 2016, 36(36):9435-9445
  • Srienc AI, Biesecker KR, Shimoda AM, Kur J, Newman EA. Ischemia-induced spreading depolarization in the retina. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2016 Jul 7. pii: 0271678X16657836.
  • Biesecker KI, Srienc AI. The functional role of astrocyte calcium signaling in cortical blood flow regulation. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21;35(3):868-70.
  • Srienc, A.I., Kornfield, T.E., Mishra, A., Burian, M.A., and Newman, E.A.
    (2012). Assessment of glial function in the in vivo retina. In: Astrocytes:
    Methods and Protocols. Milner, R. (ed.), pp 499-514. Springer.
  • Srienc AI, Kurth-Nelson ZL, and Newman EA. Imaging retinal blood flow with laser speckle flowmetry. Front Neuroenerg 2010; 2:128. PMCID: PMC2950742.
  • Overbeek SA, Henricks PA, Srienc AI, Koelink PJ, de Kruijf P, Lim HD, Smit MJ, Zaman GJ, Garssen J, Nijkamp FP, Kraneveld AD, Folkerts G. N-acetylated Proline-Glycine-Proline induced G-protein dependent chemotaxis of neutrophils is independent of CXCL8 release. Eur J Pharmacol 2011; [In press].

Conferences Attended and Presentations:

  • Society for Neuroscience annual meeting - Fall 2008

Awards and Honors:

  • Roadmap Fellowship - 2008
  • Stark Travel Award
  • Milne Brandenburg Award
  • TRINOD Fellowship
  • American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship 2013-2015
  • 2014 COGS Travel Award
  • 2014 Mary Haga Travel Award

Home Town:

  • Lake Elmo, MN
Anja Srienc