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

Current Position:

Neurosurgery Resident, Washington University School of Medicine

Major Advisor(s):

Eric Newman, Ph.D.

Lab Rotations:

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

Graduate Level Minor:

  • Medicine


  • Srienc AI, Chiang PP, Schmitt AJ, Newman EA.Cortical spreading depolarizations induced by surgical field blood in a mouse model of neurosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2019 Apr 5:1-9.
  • Srienc A, Narang P, Sarai S, Xiong Y, Lippmann S. Is electroconvulsive therapy a treatment for depression following traumatic brain injury? Innov Clin Neurosci. 2018 Apr 1;15(3-4):43-46.
  • Biesecker KR, Srienc AI, Shimoda AM, Agarwa A, Bergles DE, Kofuji P, Newman EA. Glial cell calcium signaling mediates capillary regulation of blood flow in the retina. J Neurosci. 2016;36(36):9435-45.
  • Srienc AI, Biesecker KR, Shimoda AM, Kur J, Newman EA. Ischemia-induced spreading depolarization in the retina. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2016;36(9):1579-91.
  • Biesecker KI, Srienc AI. The functional role of astrocyte calcium signaling in cortical blood flow regulation. J Neurosci. 2015;35(3):868-70.
  • Srienc AI, Kornfield TE, Mishra A, Burian MA, Newman EA. Assessment of glial function in the in vivo retina. In: Astrocytes: Methods and Protocols. Milner, R. (ed.), 2012; pp 499-514. Springer.
  • Srienc AI, Kurth-Nelson ZL, Newman EA. Imaging retinal blood flow with laser speckle flowmetry. Front Neuroenerg 2010; 2:128.
  • 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;668(3):428-34

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