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  • Flexible perceptual encoding by discrete gamma events.  Perrenoud, Q., Fonseca, A., Airhart, A., Bonanno, J., Mao, R., and Cardin, J.A.  bioRxiv, 2022,
  • Rapid fluctuations in functional connectivity of cortical networks encode spontaneous behavior.  Benisty, H., Moberly, A.H., Lohani, S., Barson, D., Coifman, R., Mishne, G., Cardin, J.A., Higley, M.J. bioRxiv, 2021,
  • Dual polarity voltage imaging reveals subthreshold dynamics and concurrent spiking patterns of multiple neuron-types.  Kannan, M., Vasan, G, Haziza, S., Huang, C., Chrapkiewicz, R., Luo, J., Cardin, J.A., Schnitzer, M.J., Pieribone, V.A.  bioRxiv, 2021,

  • Developmental loss of ErbB4 in PV interneurons disrupts state-dependent cortical circuit dynamics.  Batista-Brito, R., Majumdar, A., Nuno, A., Vinck, M., and Cardin, J.A.  bioRxiv, 2020,

  • Dual color mesoscopic imaging reveals spatiotemporally heterogeneous coordination of cholinergic and neocortical activity.  Lohani, S.*, Moberly, A.H.*, Benisty, H., Landa, B., Jing, M., Li, Y., Higley, M.J., and Cardin, J.A. bioRxiv, 2020,  *Co-first authors


  • Higley, M.J., Cardin, J.A.  Spatiotemporal dynamics in large-scale cortical networks.  Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2022, 77:102627, doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2022.102627.


  • Hanganu-Opatz, I.L., Butt, S.J.B., Hippenmeyer, S., De Marco, N., Cardin, J.A., Voytek, B., and Muotri, A.R.  The logic of developing neocortical circuits in health and disease.  J Neurosci, 2021 41(5):813-822.


  • Cardin, J.A., Crair M.C., and Higley M.J. Mesoscopic imaging: shining a wide light on large-scale neural dynamics. Neuron, 2020 108:33-43.
  • Lake, E.M.R., Ge, X., Shen, X., Herman, P., Hyder, F., Cardin, J.A., Higley, M.J., Scheinost, D., Papademetris, X., Crair, M., Constable, R.T.  Spanning spatiotemporal scales with simultaneous mesoscopic Ca2+ imaging and functional MRI. Nat Methods. 2020, 17(12):1262-1271.
  • Mossner, J.M., Batista-Brito, R., Pant, R., and Cardin, J.A.  Developmental loss of MeCP2 from VIP interneurons impairs cortical function and behavior.  eLife, 2020, doi: 10.7554/eLife.55639                                                     
  • Ferguson, K.A. and Cardin, J.A.  Mechanisms underlying gain modulation in the cortex.  Nat Rev Neurosci, 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41583-019-0253-y.
  • Yue Z., Freedman I., Vincent P., Andrews J., Micek C., Aksen M., Martin R., Zuckerman D., Perrenoud Q., Neske G., Sieu L., Bo X., Cardin J.A., Blumenfeld H. Up and down states of cortical neurons in focal limbic seizures.  Cerebral Cortex, 2020, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz295
  • Barson, D.*, Hamodi, A.*, Shen, X., Lur, G., Constable, R.T., Cardin, J.A., Crair, M., and Higley,M.J. Simultaneous mesoscopic and two-photon imaging of neuronal activity in cortical circuits.  Nature Methods, 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41592-019-0625-2.


  • Jun, N.Y. and Cardin J.A.  Channelrhodopsin variants engage distinct patterns of network activity.  eNeuro, 2019, doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0222-18.2019.
  • Cardin, J.A.  Functional flexibility in cortical circuits.  Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2019, 58:175-180.


  • Cardin, J.A.  Inhibitory interneurons regulate temporal precision and correlations in cortical circuits.  TINS 2018, 41:689-700.
  • Miri, M.L., Vinck, M., Pant, R., and Cardin, J.A.  Altered hippocampal interneuron activity precedes ictal onset.  eLife, 2018, doi: 10.7554/eLife.40750
  • Xenos, D., Kamceva, M., Tomasi, S., Cardin, J.A., Schwartz, M.L., and Vaccarino F.M.  Loss of TrkB signaling in parvalbumin-expressing basket cells results in network activity disruption and abnormal behavior.  Cereb Cortex 2018, 18, 1-15. 


  • Batista-Brito, R.*, Vinck, M.*, Ferguson, K.A., Chang, J., Laubender D., Lur, G., Ramakrishnan, C., Deisseroth K., Higley, M.J., and Cardin, J.A.  Developmental Dysfunction of VIP Interneurons Impairs Cortical Circuits.  Neuron 2017, 95:884-95. *Co-first authors.
  • Busse, L., Cardin J.A., Ciappe, M.E., Halassa, M.M., McGinley, M.J., Yamashita, T., and Saleem, A.B.  Sensation during active behaviors.  J Neurosci 2017, 37, 10826-34.


  • Lur, G., Vinck M., Tang, L., Cardin J.A.*, and Higley M.J.* Projection-specific visual feature encoding by layer 5 cortical subnetworks.  Cell Reports 2016, 14:2538-45. *Co-corresponding authors.
  • Cardin, J.A.  Snapshots of the brain in action: Local circuit interactions through the lens of gamma oscillations.  J Neurosci 2016, 36:10496-10504.


  • Furman F., Zhan Q., Lerner B., Motelow J., Meng J., Ma C., Buchanan G., Witten I.B., Deisseroth K., Cardin J.A., and Blumenfeld H.   Optogenetic Stimulation of Cholinergic Brainstem Neurons During Focal Limbic Seizures:  Effects on Cortical Physiology.  Epilepsia 2015.
  • McGinley M.J., M. Vinck, J. Reimer, R. Batista-Brito, E. Zagha, C.R. Cadwell, A.S. Tolias, J.A. Cardin, D.A. McCormick.  Waking state: Rapid variations modulate neural and behavioral responses.  Neuron 2015, 87:1143-61.
  • Vinck, M.*, Batista-Brito, R.*, Knoblich, U., Cardin, J.A.  Arousal and locomotion make distinct contributions to cortical activity patterns and visual encoding.  Neuron 2015, 86,740-54. *Co-first authors


  • Chuong AS, Miri ML, Busskamp V, Matthews GA, Acker LC, Sørensen AT, Young A, Klapoetke NC, Henninger MA, Kodandaramaiah SB, Ogawa M, Ramanlal SB, Bandler RC, Allen BD, Forest CR, Chow BY, Han X, Lin Y, Tye KM, Roska B, Cardin JA, Boyden ES.  Noninvasive optical inhibition with a red-shifted microbial rhodopsin.  Nat Neurosci 2014, 17, 1123-9.
  • Warden, M.R., J.A. Cardin, K. Deisseroth.  Optical neural interfaces.  Annu Rev Biomed Eng 2014, 16:103-29.
  • Cardin, J.A.  Optogenetics.  In Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer, New York, NY, 2014.


  • Cardin, J.A.  Dissecting local circuits in vivo: Integrated optogenetic and electrophysiology approaches for exploring inhibitory regulation of cortical activity.  J Physiol Paris 2012, 106, 104-11.
  • Carlen, M., K. Meletis, J.H. Siegle, J.A. Cardin, K. Futai, D. Vierling-Claassen, C. Ruhlmann, S.R. Jones, K. Deisseroth, M. Sheng, C.I. Moore, L.H. Tsai (2010).  A critical role for NMDA receptors in parvalbumin interneurons for gamma rhythm induction and cognitive function.  Molecular Psychiatry 2012, doi: 10.1038/mp.2011.31.


  • Cardin, J.A., R. Kumbhani, D. Contreras, L.A. Palmer.  Cellular mechanisms of temporal sensitivity in visual cortex neurons.  Journal of Neuroscience 2010, 30:3652-62.
  • Cardin, J.A., E.M. Carlén, K. Meletis, U. Knoblich, F. Zhang, K. Deisseroth, L.H. Tsai, and C.I. Moore. Targeted optogenetic stimulation and recording of neurons in vivo using cell type-specific expression of Channelrhodopsin-2.  Nature Protocols 2010, 5:247-254.
  • Vierling-Claassen, D., J.A. Cardin, C.I. Moore, S.R. Jones.  Computational modeling of distinct neocortical oscillations driven by cell-type selective optogenetic drive: Separable resonant circuits controlled by low-threshold spiking and fast-spiking interneurons.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2010, 4(198):1-12.
  • Moore, C.I., E.M. Carlén, U. Knoblich, J.A. Cardin.  Neocortical interneurons: From diversity, strength. Cell 2010, 142:184-88.


  • Cardin, J.A., E.M. Carlén, K. Meletis, U. Knoblich, F. Zhang, K. Deisseroth, L.H. Tsai, and C.I. Moore. Driving fast-spiking cells induces gamma rhythm and controls sensory responses.  Nature 2009, 459:663-7.
  • Cao, R, B.T. Higashikubo, J.A. Cardin, U Knoblich, R. Ramos, M.T. Nelson, C.I. Moore, and J.C. Brumberg.  Pinacidil induces vascular dilation and hyperemia in vivo and does not impact biophysical properties of neurons and astrocytes in vitro. Cleve Clin J Med  2009, 76(Suppl 2):S80-85.


  • Cardin, J.A., L.A. Palmer, and D. Contreras.  Cellular mechanisms underlying stimulus-dependent gain modulation in primary visual cortex neurons.  Neuron 2008, 59:150-160.


  • Cardin, J.A., L.A. Palmer, and D. Contreras. Stimulus feature selectivity in excitatory and inhibitory neurons in primary visual cortex.  J Neurosci 2007, 27:10333-44.


  • Cardin, J.A., J.N. Raksin, and M.F. Schmidt.  The sensorimotor nucleus NIf is necessary for auditory processing but not vocal motor output in the avian song system.  J Neurophysiol 2005, 93:2157:2166.
  • Cardin, J.A., L.A. Palmer, and D. Contreras.  Stimulus-dependent gamma (30-50Hz) oscillations in simple and complex Fast Rhythmic Bursting cells in primary visual cortex.  J Neurosci 2005, 25:5339-50.


  • Cardin, J.A., and M.F. Schmidt.  Auditory responses in multiple sensorimotor song system nuclei are co-modulated by behavioral state.  J Neurophysiol 2004, 91:2148-63.
  • Cardin, J.A., and M.F. Schmidt.  Noradrenergic inputs mediate state dependence of auditory responses in the avian song system.  J Neurosci 2004, 24:7745-53.


  • Cardin, J.A., and M.F. Schmidt.  Song system auditory responses are stable and highly tuned during sedation, rapidly modulated and unselective during wakefulness, and suppressed by arousal.  J Neurophysiol 2003, 90: 2884-2899.


  • Cardin, J.A. and T. Abel.  Memory suppressor genes: enhancing the relationship between synaptic plasticity and memory storage.  J Neurosci Res 1999, 58:10-23.


  • Benton, S, J.A. Cardin, and T.J. DeVoogd.  Lucifer Yellow filling of area X-projecting neurons in the high vocal center of female canaries.  Brain Research 1998, 799:138-147.