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My name is Ashley Ingiosi, and I am a Ruth L. Kirschstein  postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Marcos Frank, PhD at Washington State University in Spokane. My current research focuses on the role of astrocytes in sleep and sleep homeostasis.


  • Sleep

  • Astrocytes

  • Neuronal-glial interactions

  • Neuroinflammation

  • In vivo imaging


​PhD in Neuroscience, 2015

University of Michigan

​BS in Biopsychology & Cognitive Science and General Biology, 2006

University of Michigan

A role for astroglial calcium in mammalian sleep and sleep regulation

Ingiosi AM, Hayworth CR, Harvey DO, Singletary KG, Rempe MJ, Wisor JP, Frank MG. Current Biology, 2020, In press.

Video shows astrocyte activity in the brain during non-rapid eye movement sleep (NREMS), rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) and wakefulness (WAKE) as captured with a genetically encoded calcium indicator and miniscope. Video shown is 16x faster than normal speed.
A quick discussion of our main findings can be found here.


Recipient of 2019 World Sleep Society Young or New Investigator Award

Recent & Upcoming Presentations

Twinkle, twinkle little star: defining a role for astrocytes in sleep and sleep regulation
October 20, 2020
Providence Sleep Research Interest Group seminar series, Brown University
October 22, 2020
Behavioral Sleep Medicine Seminar Series, University of Arizona
Shining a light on glial contributions to sleep and sleep regulation
September 10, 2020
Biology Department Seminar, California State University, Long Beach
A role for astroglial calcium activity in mammalian sleep and sleep homeostasis
March 7 - 13, 2020 (canceled due to COVID-19)
Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on Sleep Regulation and Function
Oral Presentation: March 7, 6:30 - 6:50PM
- About the cover image -
A pseudocolored max projection image of astrocytes expressing a genetically encoded calcium indicator in vivo (unpublished). Not to be shared without permission.

© 2020 by Ashley Ingiosi