Monica Metea

Ph.D. 2006

Thesis Title:

The role of glial cells in the control of neurovascular coupling in the retina

Current Position:

Director, Environmental Fate and Metabolism, Smithers Viscient
Owner, Preclinical Electrophysiology Consulting, LLC

Major Advisor(s):

Eric A. Newman, Ph.D.

Committee Members:

  • Paul Mermelstein
  • Paolo Kofuji
  • Stan Thayer
  • Eric Newman


  • Metea MR , Newman EA. Signaling within the neurovascular unit in the retina. Exp Physiol. 2007;92(4):635-40
  • Metea MR , Kofuji P, Newman EA. Neurovascular coupling is not mediated by potassium siphoning from glial cells. J Neurosci. 2007;27(10):2468-71.
  • Metea MR, Newman EA. Calcium signaling in specialized glial cells. Glia. 2006;54(7):650-5.
  • Metea MR , Newman EA. Glial cells dilate and constrict blood vessels: a mechanism of neurovascular coupling. J Neurosci. 2006;26(11):2862-70.

Awards and Honors:

  • NSF Fellowship
  • Morris Smithberg Award
Monica Metea