Team

Staff Profiles

Tamina Keira Ramirez

Research Associate II

Tamina joined the Allen Institute in 2018 as part of the Neural Coding Team. The team is working towards understanding neural activity and connectivity following external stimuli. Using an in-vivo multichannel electrophysiology technique, they are able to record from multiple visual areas simultaneously. Prior to joining the Institute, Tamina worked at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute where she used in-vitro intracellular electrophysiology methods to assess the synaptic potential in pyramidal cells of adult overstimulated mice. Tamina earned her B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Western Washington University and worked with Dr. Janet Finlay to quantify catecholamine concentrations in varying brain areas in a mouse model of Huntington's Disease. 

Selected Publications

Reconciling functional differences in populations of neurons recorded with two-photon imaging and electrophysiology

eLife
July 16, 2021

Siegle JH, Ledochowitsch P, Jia X, Millman DJ, Ocker GK, Caldejon S, Casal L, Cho A, Denman DJ, Durand S, Groblewski PA, Heller G, Kato I, Kivikas S, Lecoq J, Nayan C, Ngo K, Nicovich PR, North K, Ramirez TK, Swapp J, Waughman X, Williford A, Olsen SR, Koch C, Buice MA, de Vries SE.

Survey of spiking in the mouse visual system reveals functional hierarchy

Nature
January 20, 2021

Siegle JH, Jia X, Durand S, Gale S, Bennett C, Graddis N, Heller G, Ramirez TK, Choi H, Luviano JA, Groblewski PA, Ahmed R, Arkhipov A, Bernard A, Billeh YN, Brown D, Buice MA, Cain N, Caldejon S, Casal L, Cho A, Chvilicek M, Cox TC, Dai K, Denman DJ, de Vries S., Dietzman R, Esposito L, Farrell C, Feng D, Galbraith J, Garrett M, Gelfand EC, Hancock N, Harris JA, Howard R, Hu B, Hytnen R, Iyer R, Jessett E, Johnson K, Kato I, Kiggins J, Lambert S, Lecoq J, Ledochowitsch P, Lee JH, Leon A, Li Y, Liang E, Long F, Mace K, Melchior J, Millman D, Mollenkopf T, Nayan C, Ng L, Ngo D, Nguyen T, Nicovich PR, North K, Ocker GK, Ollerenshaw D, Oliver M, Pachitariu M, Perkins J, Reding M, Reid D, Robertson M, Ronellenfitch K, Seid S, Slaughterbeck C, Stoecklin M, Sullivan D, Sutton B, Swapp J, Thompson C, Turner K, Wakeman W, Whitesell JD, Williams D, Williford A, Young R, Zeng H, Naylor S, Phillips JW, Reid RC, Mihalas S, Olsen SR, Koch C