Bio Profile

David McCormick, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology

Vice Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Director, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience


B.A., B.S. 1979 Mathematics and Psychology from Purdue University
Ph.D. 1983 from Stanford University
Faculty, Yale University School of Medicine 1987 to present.

Interests: Cellular mechanisms by which the cerebral cortex operates, both normally and abnormally, using a variety of electrophysiological and advanced imaging techniques.

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Research Interests

Attention; Axons; Brain; Memory; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Synapses

Gregg Castellucci

Graduate Student

Matthew McGinley, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neuroscience

David Salkoff

Graduate Student

Edward Zagha, PhD, MD

Postdoctoral Associate in Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellows (Partial List)

  • Hans-Christian Pape, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. University Bochum, GermanyPostdoctoral
    Fellow 1989-1990
  • Anne Williamson, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. University Maryland, Baltimore, 1989
    Postdoctoral Fellow 1989-1991
  • Ary Ramoa, M.D., Ph.D.
    Ph.D. University California, Berkeley
    Research Associate 1993-1994
  • Thierry Bal, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. University of Bordeaux, France, 1991
    Postdoctoral Fellow 1991-1995
  • Marcus von Krosigk, Ph.D.
    PhD. Oxford University, 1991
    Postdoctoral Fellow 1991-1994
  • Uhnoh Kim, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. Duke University, 1993
    Postdoctoral Fellow 1993-1999.
  • Maria Victoria Sanchez-Vives, M.D., Ph.D.
    M.D., Ph.D. University of Alicante, Spain, 1992
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995-1999.
  • Lionel Nowak, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. University Claude Bernard, Lyon France
    Fall 1995-1999.
  • Anita Luthi, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1995
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 1996-2000.
  • Hal Blumenfeld, M.D, Ph.D.
    M.D., Ph.D. Columbia 1992
    Associate Research Scientist: 1998-2000.
  • Joshua Brumberg, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1997
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 1997-2001.
  • Yousheng Shu, Ph.D.
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Brain Research Institute, 1999.
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 2001-2007.
  • Jeremy Bergsman, Ph.D.
    Ph.D. Neurosience, Stanford University, 2001.
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2005.
  • Christian Broberger, M.D., Ph.D.
    Karolinska Institute, 2001.
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2004.
  • Wen Jun Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Brain Research Institute, 1997.
    Research Associate: 2004-2005.
  • Alvaro Duque, Ph.D.
    Pennsylvania State University, 2003.
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 2006-2008.
  • Yuguo Yu, Ph.D.
    Nanjing University, 2001.
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 2005-2011.
  • Flavio Frohlich, Ph.D.
    University California San Diego, 2007.
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 2007-2011.
  • Markus Woefel, Ph.D.
    University of Goettingen, 2005.
    Postdoctoral Fellow: 2009-2011.
  • Amanda Casale, Ph.D.
    Salk Institute
    Graduate Student: 2009-2013
  • Amanda Foust, Ph.D.
    University College London
    Graduate Student: 2009-2013

Predoctoral Fellows

  • Zhong Wang
    B.Sc. Peking University, 1989
    Ph.D. 1989-1993
  • Kendall Lee
    B.S. University Colorado
    M.D./Ph.D. 1993-1998.
  • James Monckton
    B.S. State University of New York, Stony Brook
    Ph.D. 1996-2000.
  • Andrea Hasenstaub
    B.S.California Institute of Technology, 2001.
    Ph.D. 2001-2007.
  • Bilal Haider, Ph.D.
    University of Illinois, 2003.
    Ph.D: 2004-2009.