Staff Profiles

Yina Wei

Scientist I

Yina Wei joined the Allen Institute in December 2017 and works in the Modeling, Analysis and Theory group (MAT). She is currently working on the interactions of the local field potential, current source density and spiking activity in mouse V1 by using detailed biophysical simulations as well as analyzing experimental data from the Neuropixels recordings established in-house.  

Before joining Allen Institute, Yina was a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Maxim Bazhenov at University of California, San Diego. Her research involved studying the mechanisms of memory consolidation during sleep as well as the differential function roles for sleep spindles and sleep slow oscillations.  Yina got her B.S. and M.S. from biomedical engineering at Zhejiang University and Ph.D. in Department of Engineering Science and Mechanism (Neural Engineering specialization) from Pennsylvania State University, where she mainly developed detailed neuronal model to study the mechanism of epileptic seizures and spreading depression at Dr. Steven Schiff's lab.  


Research Interests

I am interested in combining both biophysically detailed models as well as experimental data to study the behavior of neuronal activities. My main contribution is investigating the relationship between local field potential and spike activity in mouse primary visual cortex (V1).


  • Computational neuroscience 

  • Neural network dynamics 

  • Data analysis