CV and Publications


View or download my most recent CV here: RamirezCV_Spring_2016

Presentations & Publications

Ramirez MDPairett AN, Pankey MS, Serb JM, Speiser DI, Swafford AJ, Oakley TH (pre-print, in review 2016). The last common ancestor of bilaterian animals possessed at least 7 opsins
Ramirez, D (January 2016). Post-exercise fog muddies a see-through shrimp’s cloak of invisibility. Newswise. 06 January 2016: Web.

Ramirez MJEBcover_FrontD & Oakley TH (May 2015). Eye-independent, Light-Activated Chromatophore Expansion (LACE) and expression of phototransduction genes in the skin of Octopus bimaculoides. Journal of Experimental Biology.

Ramirez, MD and Oakley, TH (August 2014). Deeply conserved mechanisms may allow octopus skin to sense light and underlie a novel chromatophore behavior. Poster presented at the 2014 International Congress of Neuroethology, Sapporo, Japan.

Ramirez, MD & Oakley, TH (June 2014). “Deeply conserved r-opsin phototransduction cas- cade genes may underlie a novel expansion response of chromatophores to light in isolated Octopus skin.” Talk given at Evolution 2014, Raleigh, NC

Ramirez, MD & Oakley, TH (January 2014). “The response of octopus chromatophores to light is independent of the CNS and may be mediated by r-opsin phototransduction genes.” Talk given at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference, Austin, TX

Ramirez, D (2015) Virus Fans the Flames of Desire in Infected Crickets. Newswise. 06 January 2015: Web.

Ramirez, D (2013). Sponge sneezes point to mechano-sensory system, minus the neurons. SICB website.

Ramirez MD, Speiser DI, Pankey MS & Oakley TH (2011). Understanding the dermal light sense in the context of integrative photoreceptor cell biology. Visual Neuroscience. 28 (4): 265-379. DOI: 10.1017/S0952523811000150.