Education

Undergraduate
Saint Mary's University (2003), Biology

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Reelin mobilizes a VAMP7-dependent synaptic vesicle pool and selectively augments spontaneous neurotransmission.
Bal M, Leitz J, Reese AL, Ramirez DM, Durakoglugil M, Herz J, Monteggia LM, Kavalali ET Neuron 2013 Nov 80 4 934-46
VAMP4 directs synaptic vesicles to a pool that selectively maintains asynchronous neurotransmission.
Raingo J, Khvotchev M, Liu P, Darios F, Li YC, Ramirez DM, Adachi M, Lemieux P, Toth K, Davletov B, Kavalali ET Nat. Neurosci. 2012 May 15 5 738-45
The role of non-canonical SNAREs in synaptic vesicle recycling.
Ramirez DM, Kavalali ET Cell Logist 2012 Jan 2 1 20-27
Differential regulation of spontaneous and evoked neurotransmitter release at central synapses.
Ramirez DM, Kavalali ET Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 2011 Apr 21 2 275-82
Spontaneous neurotransmission: an independent pathway for neuronal signaling?
Kavalali ET, Chung C, Khvotchev M, Leitz J, Nosyreva E, Raingo J, Ramirez DM Physiology (Bethesda) 2011 Feb 26 1 45-53
Cholesterol 24-hydroxylase: an enzyme of cholesterol turnover in the brain.
Russell DW, Halford RW, Ramirez DM, Shah R, Kotti T Annu. Rev. Biochem. 2009 78 1017-40
Mutation of beta-glucosidase 2 causes glycolipid storage disease and impaired male fertility.
Yildiz Y, Matern H, Thompson B, Allegood JC, Warren RL, Ramirez DM, Hammer RE, Hamra FK, Matern S, Russell DW J. Clin. Invest. 2006 Nov 116 11 2985-94
Brain cholesterol turnover required for geranylgeraniol production and learning in mice.
Kotti TJ, Ramirez DM, Pfeiffer BE, Huber KM, Russell DW Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2006 Mar 103 10 3869-74

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience (2009)