David A. McCormick PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Psychology; Vice Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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; McCormick Lab

Research Interests

Cellular mechanisms of cortical function; Thalamocortical function and modulation more...


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1983

Selected Publications

  • Zagha E, Casale AE, Sachdev RN, McGinley MJ, McCormick DA. (2013) Motor cortex feedback influences sensory processing by modulating network state. Neuron 79(3):567-78.
  • Tahvildari B, Wölfel M, Duque A, McCormick DA. Selective functional interactions between excitatory and inhibitory cortical neurons and differential contribution to persistent activity of the slow oscillation. J Neurosci. 2012 Aug 29;32(35):12165-79.
  • Frohlich, F., McCormick, D.A. Endogenous electric fields may guide neocortical network activity. Neuron. 2010 Jul 15;67(1):129-43.



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