Brian P. Ramos PhD
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Brian P. Ramos PhD

Dr. Brian P. Ramos, affectionately known as Ram by his closest students, earned his bachelor's degree in clinical microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez in 1999 before obtaining his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Yale University in 2005. Dr. Ramos is the author of numerous publications in the area of neuroscience and molecular psychiatry with a special interest in stress-related disorders, cognitive enhancement, aging, and behavior. He is a Dharma Mittra Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga certified instructor and certified to teach yoga for children and adolescents with or without neurodevelopmental issues. His approach to yoga is integral and conducive to higher states of consciousness; deep, conscious relaxation; radiant health and vitality; and powerful genetic transformations. He has been the President and owner of Miami Healthy You Vending since 2016 as part of an effort to bring more wellness options to corporations looking to improve the mental and physical health of their employees. In 2018, he founded Rama’s Rooted Tree Healing Center to bring true healing and transformational growth into higher dimensions of consciousness through his unique and conscious DNA Reprogramming Blueprint that is part of his stress reduction, healing, and self-realization programs. From 1995-1999, Dr. Ramos worked at a nonprofit Spiritist center called Instituto de Cultura Espirita Renacimiento, led by Dr. Flavio Acaron, where he helped to heal many a person suffering from a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual conditions. During his work there, he saw the potential inherent in humans, the power of latent psychic abilities, the vast dimensions of consciousness untapped or unrealized by most, and the need to improve mental health and chronic care. During his many studies, Dr. Ramos aimed to learn about the nervous system and how we are connected, as infinite spirits, to the body through our nervous and endocrine networks and genetic programs. During graduate school and even after obtaining a Ph.D., Dr. Ramos immersed himself for years in the study of the effects of stress on the nervous and endocrine systems. In addition, he studied for many years how stress and other mental states influence our health as our body ages and how it changes our gene expression for better or worse. In his early twenties, Dr. Ramos rediscovered Yoga and Ayurveda, which provided him with many of the adjunct therapies and techniques described in this book. He pursued the path of self-realization and introspection through advanced yogic practices to discover the source of happiness and peace, which is at the core of our being. Dr. Ramos, along with Guillermo Yorio, developed a multimedia toolkit titled Getting to Know and Overcoming Stress (in Spanish) at solulife.com. That is when he first began to develop the practices and techniques for application to stress reduction and management described in this book. Dr. Ramos is a compassionate individual who lives to serve others no matter what their background or their difficulties. He is an assiduous student with vast breadth of knowledge not only in his area of specialty, but also including, amongst other disciplines, medicine, nutrition, health, Ayurveda, Spiritism, mediumship, psychic healing, meditation, and consciousness research. Dr. Ramos lives with his wife and children in Miami Lakes, Florida. PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Arnsten, A.F.T., Jin, L, Gamo, N.J., Ramos, B.P., Paspalas, C., Morozov, Y., Kata, A., Bamford, N., Kaczmarek, L.K., Yeckel, M., El-Hassar, L. Role of KCNQ Potassium Channels in Stress-induced Deficit of Working Memory. Neurobiology of Stress. 2019. Under Review. Marek, G.J. and Ramos, B.P. 2 Adrenergic receptor activation suppresses the rat phenethylamine hallucinogen-induced head twitch response: Hallucinogen-induced excitatory post-synaptic potentials as a potential substrate. Front Pharmacol. https:doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.00089. Gamo, N.J., Wang, M., Paspalas, C.D.,Yang, Y., Ramos, B.P., Peng, K., Kata, A., Boven, L., Lin, F., Roman, L., Lee, D., Arnsten, A.F.T.. Stress-induced prefrontal cortical dysfunction: Dopamine D1 receptor interactions with HCN channels. Biol Psych. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.01.009. Carlyle, B.C., Nairn, A.C., Wang, M. Yang, Y., Jin, L.E., Simen, A.A., Ramos, B.P., Bordner, K.A., Craft, G.E., Davies, P., Pletikos, M., Sestan, N., Arnsten, A.F.T., Paspalas, C.D.. cAMP-PKA phosphorylation of Tau confers risk for degeneration in aging association cortex. PNAS. 2014 Apr; 111(13): 5036-41. Ramos, B.P., Colgan, L.A., Nou, E., Arnsten, A.F.T. Beta-2 adrenergic agonist, clenbuterol, enhances working memory performance in aging animals. Neurobiol Aging. 2008 Jul; 29(7):1060-9. Wang, M., Ramos, B.P., Paspalas, C.D., Simen, A., Duque, A., Vijayraghavan, S., Brennan, A., Dudley, A., Nou, E., McCormick, D.A., Mazer, J., and Arnsten, A.F.T. 2A-Adrenoceptor stimulation strengthens working memory networks by inhibiting cAMP-HCN channel signaling in prefrontal cortex. Cell, 2007, 129(2):397-410. Ramos, B.P., Colgan, L., Nou, E., and Arnsten, A.F.T. 2 Adrenergic agonist, clenbuterol, enhances working memory performance in aging animals. Neurobiol of Aging, 2007. Epub. Ramos, B.P., Stark, D., Verduzco, L., van Dyck, C., and Arnsten, A.F.T. Alpha-2A adrenoceptor stimulation improves prefrontal cortical regulation of behavior through inhibition of cAMP signaling in aging animals. Learn Mem, 2006, 13(6):770-6. Ramos, B.P., Nou, E., Colgan, L., Ovadia, S., Wilson, S. and Arnsten, A.F.T. The beta-1 adrenergic antagonist, betaxolol, improves working memory performance in rats and monkeys. Biol Psych, 2005, 58(11):894-900. Ramos, B.P., Birnbaum, S.G., Lindenmayer, I., Newton, S.S., Duman, R.S., and Arnsten, A.F.T. Dysregulation of protein kinase A signaling in the prefrontal cortex: new strategy for treating age-related cognitive decline. Neuron, 2003, 40:835-845. Ramos, B.P., Birnbaum, S.G., Soles, B. and Arnsten, A.F.T. Disinhibition of protein kinase A signaling in prefrontal cortex contributes to age-related cognitive decline in rats and monkeys. Soc. for Neurosci. Abstr., 101.19, 2001. Alburges, M.E., Ramos, B.P., Bush, L. and Hanson, G.R. Responses of the extrapyramidal and limbic substance P systems to ibogaine and cocaine treatments. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2000, 390(1-2):119-26. REVIEWS: Ramos, B.P. and Arnsten, A.F.T. Adrenergic pharmacology and cognition: focus on the prefrontal cortex. Pharm and Ther, 2007, 113(3):523-36. Arnsten, A.F.T., Ramos, B.P., Birnbaum, S.G., and Taylor, J.R. Protein kinase A as a target for memory disorders: Rationale and Challenges. Trends Mol Med, 2005, 11:121-8.

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