David A. McCormick, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience | McCormick Lab | Swartz Program in Theoretical Neurobiology

Office of Student Research

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

Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1983)

Honors & Recognition

  • Yngve Zotterman PrizeSwedish Physiological Society (2001)

  • FellowAmerican Academy for the Advancement of Science (2013)

  • FellowAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014)

  • John R. Whittier AwardCommittee to Combat Huntington's Disease (1983)

  • Giannini FellowshipGiannini Foundation (1984)

  • Predoctoral FellowshipNIMH (1981)

  • NRSA Postdoctoral FellowshipNIH (1984)

  • Donald B. Linsley AwardSociety for Neuroscience (1984)

  • Klingenstein FellowshipEsther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation (1987)

  • Pattison AwardJand and Peter Pattison Foundation (1989)

  • Sloan FellowshipSloan Foundation (1990)

  • Senior Investigator AwardEsther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation (1993)

  • Investigator AwardMcKnight Foundation (1997)

  • Jacob Javits Investigator AwardNIH (2005)

  • Dorys McConnel Duberg ChairYale University School of Medicine (2008)

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Contact Info

David A. McCormick, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of NeurobiologyPO Box 208001
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8001

Curriculum Vitae

McCormick Lab