Join us this June for our three-part Researcher Live series on ‘Sleep & the Brain’! Tune in on 21st June at 4pm GMT / 5pm BST  for the second episode together with Dr Ashley Ingiosi, Washington State University, on the ‘Sleeping under the stars: astrocyte contributions to sleep’ – sponsored by Annual Reviews Sleep, Health, and the Brain Collection. Sign up here to receive notifications for this series.


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What are we going to talk about in this episode?


Accumulating evidence shows that non-neuronal cells (e.g., glia) may play more direct roles in neurophysiology, behavior, and disease than previously thought. Ashley’s research seeks to understand the role of glial cells called astrocytes (i.e., “star cells”) in sleep. She uses in vivo calcium imaging of astrocytes paired with electrophysiological measures of vigilance states in genetic mouse models to uncover astroglial contributions to sleep regulation.


Series programme:


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  • 21st June, 4pm GMT / 5pm BST - ‘Sleeping under the stars: astrocyte contributions to sleep’ Dr Ashley Ingiosi, Washington State University - ‘Sleeping under the stars: astrocyte contributions to sleep’ - this event is sponsored by Annual Reviews Sleep, Health, and the Brain Collection.


  • 28th June, 9am GMT / 10am BST - ‘Nightlife of the stars of the brain: Astrocyte Ca2+ signaling helps to maintain uninterrupted slow wave sleep’ with Dr Laura Bojarskaite, University of Oslo.
Date and Time
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:00 PM 04:00 pm GMT / 05:00 pm BST
Speakers Avatar Dr Ashley Ingiosi, Washington State University

Dr. Ashley Ingiosi is a BRAIN Initiative K99/R00 postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University. Her research interests broadly include sleep and glia. Her current research with Dr. Marcos Frank focuses on understanding the role of astrocytes in sleep and sleep homeostasis using in vivo calcium imaging and sleep behavior methodologies. In Fall 2022, Dr. Ingiosi will start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at The Ohio State University where she will continue to characterize the contribution of non-neuronal cells in the regulation of sleep-wake behavior to better understand physiological and disordered sleep.

DOI: ZQHIZB5ibPpDzU6cHdyQ_prepost_1

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