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Anja Srienc, MD, PhD

Position: PGY2
Hometown: Lake Elmo, MN
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Undergraduate: University College Utrecht, The Netherlands
Clinical/Research Interests: Vascular, pediatrics, cortical spreading depression, biology/pathophysiology of hydrocephalus


Srienc A.I., Biesecker K.R., Shimoda A.M., Kur J., Newman E.A.. Ischemia-induced spreading depolarization in the retina. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2016, Sep; 36(9): 1579-1591.

Biesecker, K.R., Srienc, A.I., Shimoda, A.M., Agarwal, A., Bergles, D.E., Kofuji, P., Newman, E.A.. Glial cell calcium signaling mediates capillary regulation of blood flow in the retina. Journal of Neuroscience. 2016, Sep; 36(36): 9435-9445.

Biesecker, K.R. & Srienc, A.I. (2015) The functional role of astrocyte calcium signaling in cortical blood flow regulation. J Neurosci. 3(35): 868. DOI:

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.

Overbeek S.A., Henricks P.A., Srienc A.I., Koelink P.J., de Kruijf P., Lim H.D., Smit M.J., Zaman G.J., Garssen J., Nijkamp F.P., Kraneveld A.D., Folkerts G.. N-acetylated Proline-Glycine-Proline induced G-protein dependent chemotaxis of neutrophils is independent of CXCL8 release. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2011, Oct; 668(3): 428-434.

Srienc, A.I., Kurth-Nelson, Z.L. and Newman, E.A. (2010) Imaging retinal blood flow with laser speckle flowmetry. Front. Neuroenerg. 2:128. doi:10.3389/fnene.2010.00128.