Ulf Knoblich

Short CV

2011 - present    Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Neurobiology, Yale University,
laboratory of Jessica Cardin
2010 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT,
laboratory of Christopher Moore
2010Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
working with Christopher Moore and Tomaso Poggio
2004Diplom in Computer Science, Saarland University

 Full CV

Research interests

I am interested in neural coding and sensory processing in health and disease. In my research
I employ intra- and extracellular recordings in vivo, optogenetics, behavioral assays and
large-scale biophysically accurate modeling.


Journal Papers

I. Kahn*, U. Knoblich*, M. Desai, J. Bernstein, A.M. Graybiel, E.S. Boyden, R.L. Buckner, C.I. Moore.
Optogenetic drive of neocortical pyramidal neurons generates fMRI signals that are correlated with spiking activity.
Brain Res 1511:33-45, 2013. [doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.03.011]

R. Mao, J. Schummers, U. Knoblich, C.J. Lacey, A. Van Wart, C. Kim, J.R. Huguenard, J.L.R. Rubenstein, M. Sur.
Influence of a specific inhibitory interneuron subtype on stimulus-specific responses in visual cortex.
Cereb Cortex 22(3):493-508, 2012. [doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhr057]

I. Kahn*, M. Desai*, U. Knoblich*, J. Bernstein, A.M. Graybiel, E.S. Boyden, R.L. Buckner, C.I. Moore.
Characterization of the Functional MRI Response Temporal Linearity via Optical Control of Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons.
J Neurosci 31(42):15086-15091, 2011. [doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0007-11.2011]

M. Desai, I. Kahn, U. Knoblich, J. Bernstein, H. Atallah, A. Yang, N. Kopell, R.L. Buckner, A.M. Graybiel, C.I. Moore, E.S. Boyden.
Mapping Brain Networks in Awake Mice Using Combined Optical Neural Control and fMRI.
J Neurophysiol 105(3):1393-1405, 2011. [doi: 10.1152/jn.00828.2010]

U. Knoblich, J.H. Siegle, D.L. Pritchett, C.I. Moore.
What do we gain from gamma? Local dynamic gain modulation drives enhanced efficacy and efficiency of signal transmission.
Front. Hum. Neurosci. 4:185. [doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00185]

C.I. Moore, M. Carlén, U. Knoblich and J.A. Cardin.
Neocortical interneurons: from diversity, strength.
Cell 142(2):189-193, 2010. [doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.07.005]

J.A. Cardin, 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 Protoc 5(2):247-254, 2010. [doi: 10.1038/nprot.2009.228]

J.A. Cardin, 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 459(7247):663-667, 2009. [doi: 10.1038/nature08002]

R. Cao, 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. 76, 2009. [doi: 10.3949/ccjm.76.s2.16]

T. Serre, G. Kreiman, M. Kouh, C. Cadieu, U. Knoblich and T. Poggio.
A quantitative theory of immediate visual recognition.
Prog. Brain Res. 165:33-56, 2007. [doi: 10.1016/S0079-6123(06)65004-8]

Technical Reports

J. Mutch, U. Knoblich and T. Poggio.
CNS: a GPU-based framework for simulating cortically-organized networks.
MIT-CSAIL-TR-2010-013 / CBCL-286, 2010.

T. Serre, M. Kouh, C. Cadieu, U. Knoblich, G. Kreiman and T. Poggio.
A Theory of Object Recognition: Computations and Circuits in the Feedforward Path of the Ventral Stream in Primate Visual Cortex.
CBCL Paper #259/AI Memo #2005-036, 2005.

U. Knoblich and M. Riesenhuber.
Stimulus simplification and object representation: a modeling study.
CBCL Paper #215/AI Memo #2002-004, 2002.

U. Knoblich, D.J. Freedman and M. Riesenhuber.
Categorization in IT and PFC: Model and Experiments.
CBCL Paper #216/AI Memo #2002-007, 2002.


Ulf Knoblich

Department of Neurobiology
Yale University, School of Medicine
Phone: +1 (203) 737-6957
ulf.knoblich at yale.edu

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