Staff Profiles

Sahar Manavi

Research Associate III

Sahar currently works on Shawn Olsen’s team in the Brain TV Visual Behavior group. She primarily focuses on optical physiology and behavior. Prior to coming to the Allen Institute, she worked at the University of Washington in the Neurosurgery department.  

Sahar holds both a BS in Molecular Biology, BA in Philosophy, and an MS in Chemistry from the University of Washington. 

Selected Publications

Characterization of Learning, Motivation, and Visual Perception in Five Transgenic Mouse Lines Expressing GCaMP in Distinct Cell Populations

Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
June 23, 2020

Groblewski PA, Ollerenshaw DR, Kiggins JT, Garrett ME, Mochizuki C, Casal L, Cross S, Mace K, Swapp J, Manavi S, Williams D, Mihalas S, Olsen SR

Experience shapes activity dynamics and stimulus coding of VIP inhibitory and excitatory cells

February 26, 2020

Garrett M, Manavi S, Roll K, Ollerenshaw D, Groblewski P, Kiggins J, Jia X, Casal L, Mace K, Williford A, Leon A, Mihalas S, Olsen SR