Tamily Weissman

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Tamily Weissman-Unni (born 1972) is a neurobiology professor at Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon.[1] She has published numerous studies on brain development[2][3] and her current research focuses on formation of cerebellar circuits. Additionally, she has won several scientific imaging competitions for her striking multi-color pictures of the brain.[4]

Personal background and education[edit]

Tamily was born in England but immigrated with her family to Seattle, Washington in her early childhood. She went on to earn a degree in Psychology from Pomona College (1992) and a PhD in Neurobiology from Columbia University (2004). Together with Dr. Jeff W. Lichtman, Dr. Jean Livet, Dr. Josh R. Sanes, and others at Harvard University she helped develop the 'Brainbow' transgenic mouse line.


  1. ^ "Faculty Profile on Tamily Weissman-Unni: News - - Administration - College of Arts and Sciences - Lewis & Clark". College.lclark.edu. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  2. ^ Calcium waves propagate through radial glial cells and modulate proliferation in the developing neocortex. Weissman TA, Riquelme PA, Ivic L, Flint AC, Kriegstein AR. Neuron. 2004 Sep 2;43(5):647-61.
  3. ^ Transgenic strategies for combinatorial expression of fluorescent proteins in the nervous system. Livet J, Weissman TA, Kang H, Draft RW, Lu J, Bennis RA, Sanes JR, Lichtman JW. Nature. 2007 Nov 1;450(7166):56-62.
  4. ^ First place prize, IBRO Neuroscapes NeuroArt Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, May, 2006