Core Labs

The core of faculty consists of nine labs that share a common goal of elucidating cellular mechanisms and neural dynamics that underlie higher brain functions, such as working memory, decision making, selective attention. We are joined by other neuroscientists at Yale with a computational component in their research programs, including Amy Arnsten, Marvin Chun, Todd Constable, Thierry Emonet, and Gordon Shepherd.
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David McCormick, PhD

Director

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Psychology

Vice Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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Xiao-Jing Wang, PhD

Founder

Visiting Professor

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Jessica Cardin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

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Damon Clark

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and of Physics

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Michael Crair, PhD

William Ziegler III Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Graduate Studies

Research Interests

Neurosciences

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Michael Higley, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Primary Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR)

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Alex Kwan

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology

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Daeyeol Lee, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology

Research Interests

Appetitive Behavior; Basal Ganglia; Behavior, Animal; Impulsive Behavior; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Parietal Lobe; Risk-Taking; Prefrontal Cortex

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Jamie Mazer, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology

Research Interests

Attention; Behavior; Cognition; Ethology; Models, Neurological; Neurosciences

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Steven Zucker

David and Lucille Packard Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Biomedical Engineering