• Schmidt TM, Alam NM, Chen S, Kofuji P, Li W, Prusky GT, Hattar S (2014) Role for melanopsin in alpha retinal ganglion cells and contrast detection. Neuron 82(4): 781-788. 
  • Chew KS, Schmidt TM, Rupp AC, Kofuji P, Trimarchi JM (2014) Loss of Gq/11 genes does not abolish melanopsin phototransduction. PLOS ONE 9(5): e98356.
  • Schmidt TM and Kofuji P (2011) An isolated retinal preparation to record light responses from genetically labeled retinal ganglion cells. J Vis Exp 47
  • Perez-Leighton CE*, Schmidt TM*, Abramovitz J, Birnbaumer L, Kofuji P (2011) Intrinsic phototransduction persists in melanopsin-expressing ganglion cells lacking diacylglycerol-sensitive TRPC channel subunits. Eur J Neurosci 33(5):856-867
  • Schmidt TM and Kofuji P (2011) Structure and function of bistratified intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in the mouse. J Comp Neurol 519(8): 1492-1504.
  • Tang X, Schmidt TM, Perez-Leighton CE, Kofuji P (2010) Inwardly rectifying potassium channel Kir4.1 is responsible for the native inward potassium conductance of satellite glia cells in sensory ganglia. Neuroscience 166(2): 397-407. 
  • Schmidt TM and Kofuji P (2010) Differential cone pathway influence on intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell subtypes. J Neurosci 30 (48): 16262-16271. 
  • Bishop DI, Meyer BC, Schmidt TM, and Gray BR (2009) Differential investment behavior between grandparents and grandchildren: the role of paternity uncertainty.  Evolutionary Psychology 7(1): 66-77. 
  • Schmidt TM and Kofuji P (2009) Functional and morphological differences among intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells.  J Neurosci 29(2): 476-482. 
  • Schmidt TM, Taniguchi K, and Kofuji P (2008) Intrinsic and extrinsic light responses in melanopsin-expressing ganglion cells during mouse development. J Neurophysiol 100:371-384.


  • Sonoda T, Lee SK (2016) A novel role for the visual retinoid cycle in melanopsin chromophore regeneration. In Press.  Journal of Neuroscience.  
  • Sonoda T, Schmidt TM (2016) Reevaluating the role of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells: New roles in image forming functions. In Press. Integrative and Comparative Biology.
  • Sand AM, Schmidt TM, Kofuji P (2012) Diverse types of ganglion cell photoreceptors in the mammalian retina. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 31(4): 287-302. 
  • Schmidt TM, Chen S-K, Hattar S (2011) Intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells: many subtypes, diverse functions. Trends Neurosci 34 (11): 572-580. 
  • Schmidt TM, Do MT, Dacey DM, Lucas R, Hattar S, Matynia A (2011) Melanopsin-positive intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells: from form to function. J Neurosci 31(45): 16094-101
  • Schmidt TM (2009) Role of melastatin-related transient receptor potential channel TRPM1 in the retina: clues taken from horses and mice. J Neurosci 29(38): 11720-11722.
  • Schmidt TM and Kofuji P (2008) Novel insights into non-image forming visual processing in the retina.  Cell Science 5(1): 77-83.