Jessica A Cardin PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience; Swartz Program in Theoretical Neurobiology

Research Interests

Neuroscience; Cortex; Inhibitory interneuron; Oscillation; Electrophysiology; Vision; Schizophrenia; Epilepsy; Intracellular; Network more...


  • B.A., Cornell University, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Cardin, J.A. Dissecting local circuits in vivo: Integrated optogenetic and electrophysiology approaches for exploring inhibitory regulation of cortical activity. J Physiol Paris 2011, doi:10.1016/j.jphysparis.2011.09.005
  • Cardin JA, Contreras D, and Palmer LA. Cellular mechanisms of temporal sensitivity in visual cortex neurons. J Neurosci In press, 2010.
  • Cardin JA, Carlén EM, Meletis K, Knoblich U, Zhang F, Deisseroth K, Tsai LH, and Moore CI. Targeted optogenetic stimulation and recording of neurons in vivo using cell type-specific expression of Channelrhodopsin-2. Nature Protocols 5:247-254, 2010.



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