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Kira Poskanzer, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentBiochemistry and Biophysics
Address1550 Fourth St
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-921-9229
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    Brown UniversityScBBiology
    UCSFPhDNeuroscience
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    Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Life Sciences
    Robert Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust Fellowship in Brain Circuitry
    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    Brown University Class of 1873 Award for Academic Excellence in the Biological Sciences

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    A Functional Taxonomy of Cortical Astrocytes
    NIH R01NS099254Dec 1, 2016 - Nov 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Cabrera R, Filevich O, García-Acosta B, Athilingam J, Bender KJ, Poskanzer K, Etchenique R. A Visible-Light-Sensitive Caged Serotonin. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2017 May 04. PMID: 28460173.
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    2. Graphical time warping for joint alignment of multiple curves. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). 2016; (29).
    3. Poskanzer K, Yuste R. Astrocytes regulate cortical state switching in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 May 10; 113(19):E2675-84. PMID: 27122314.
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    4. Pnevmatikakis EA, Gao Y, Soudry D, Pfau D, Lacefield C, Poskanzer K, Bruno R, Yuste R, Paninski L. A structured matrix factorization framework for large scale calcium imaging data analysis. arXiv. 2014; 2903 :[q-bio.NC].
    5. Izquierdo-Serra M, Gascón-Moya M, Hirtz JJ, Pittolo S, Poskanzer K, Ferrer È, Alibés R, Busqué F, Yuste R, Hernando J, Gorostiza P. Two-photon neuronal and astrocytic stimulation with azobenzene-based photoswitches. J Am Chem Soc. 2014 Jun 18; 136(24):8693-701. PMID: 24857186; PMCID: PMC4096865.
    6. Poskanzer K, Yuste R. Astrocytic regulation of cortical UP states. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Nov 8; 108(45):18453-8. PMID: 22027012; PMCID: PMC3215035.
    7. Nikolenko V, Poskanzer K, Yuste R. Two-photon photostimulation and imaging of neural circuits. Nat Methods. 2007 Nov; 4(11):943-50. PMID: 17965719.
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    8. Poskanzer K, Fetter RD, Davis GW. Discrete residues in the c(2)b domain of synaptotagmin I independently specify endocytic rate and synaptic vesicle size. Neuron. 2006 Apr 6; 50(1):49-62. PMID: 16600855.
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    9. Thompson SM, Kao JP, Kramer RH, Poskanzer K, Silver RA, Digregorio D, Wang SS. Flashy science: controlling neural function with light. J Neurosci. 2005 Nov 9; 25(45):10358-65. PMID: 16280572.
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    10. Bozdagi O, Valcin M, Poskanzer K, Tanaka H, Benson DL. Temporally distinct demands for classic cadherins in synapse formation and maturation. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2004 Dec; 27(4):509-21. PMID: 15555928; PMCID: PMC2910522.
    11. Poskanzer K, Davis GW. Mobilization and fusion of a non-recycling pool of synaptic vesicles under conditions of endocytic blockade. Neuropharmacology. 2004 Oct; 47(5):714-23. PMID: 15458843.
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    12. Marie B, Sweeney ST, Poskanzer K, Roos J, Kelly RB, Davis GW. Dap160/intersectin scaffolds the periactive zone to achieve high-fidelity endocytosis and normal synaptic growth. Neuron. 2004 Jul 22; 43(2):207-19. PMID: 15260957.
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    13. Poskanzer K, Marek KW, Sweeney ST, Davis GW. Synaptotagmin I is necessary for compensatory synaptic vesicle endocytosis in vivo. Nature. 2003 Dec 4; 426(6966):559-63. PMID: 14634669.
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    14. Poskanzer K, Needleman LA, Bozdagi O, Huntley GW. N-cadherin regulates ingrowth and laminar targeting of thalamocortical axons. J Neurosci. 2003 Mar 15; 23(6):2294-305. PMID: 12657688; PMCID: PMC4415263.
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