UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Kira Poskanzer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kira Poskanzer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. Her lab is investigating the function of astrocytes, a glial cell type, in cerebral cortical microcircuits. They use multi-photon microscopy and electrophysiology to study populations of neurons and astrocytes at single-cell and subcellular resolution. By applying these techniques to mice in vivo and in acute brain slices, they can address how non-neuronal circuit elements shape neural processing at the cellular and circuit levels.

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