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Sowmya Venkataramani, Ph.D.

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  • Ph.D., Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • M.Sc., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, India


  • Sowmya Venkataramani, Ph.D. provides technical consultation over a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
  • Research experience includes work as a Research Associate at Oregon Health & Science University studying retinal ganglion circuitry using electrophysiological, pharmacological, and optical methods; graduate research at Brown involving design and integration of semi-conductor light emitting diode arrays with neural circuitry.
  • Experienced in semiconductor device fabrication, electrophysiology, two-photon and confocal microscopy.


  • S Venkataramani and WR Taylor, “Synaptic Mechanisms Generating Orientation Selectivity in the ON Pathway of the Rabbit Retina”, The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(11):3336-49 (2016).
  • Venkataramani S, Van Wyk M, Buldyrev I, Sivyer B, Vaney DI, Taylor WR, “Distinct roles for inhibition in spatial and temporal tuning of local edge detectors in the rabbit retina”, PLoS One, 9(2) (2014).
  • S Venkataramani and WR Taylor, “Orientation selectivity in rabbit retinal ganglion cells is mediated by presynaptic inhibition”, The Journal of Neuroscience 30 (46):15664-15676 (2010).
  • Venkataramani S, Davitt KM, Xu H, Zhang J, Song YK, Connors BW, Nurmikko AV, “Semiconductor ultra-violet light-emitting diodes for flash photolysis”, Journal of neuroscience methods, 160(1)5-9(2007).
  • Venkataramani S, Davitt KM, Xu H, Zhang J, Song YK, Connors BW, Nurmikko AV, “Compact semiconductor light-emitting diodes for dynamic imaging of neuronal circuitry”, IEEE, 11(4): 785-790 (2005).
  • I Ozden, S Venkataramani, MA Long, BW Connors, AV Nurmikko, “Strong coupling of nonlinear electronic and biological oscillators: reaching the “amplitude death” regime”, Physical review letters 93 (15), 158102 (2004).