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 A. McCormick, PhD

Director

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology

Vice Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Director, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience

Research Interests

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

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Steven Zucker

Director

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

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Computers; Mathematical Computing; Mathematics; Neurophysiology; Neurosciences; Robotics; Biomedical Research

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Jessica A Cardin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Cerebral Cortex; Electrophysiology; Epilepsy; Interneurons; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Schizophrenia

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Damon Alistair Clark

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

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Michael C Crair, PhD

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

Deputy Chair, Department of Neuroscience

Director, Graduate Studies in Neuroscience

Research Interests

Brain; Cerebral Cortex; Child Development; Nervous System; Synaptic Transmission; Neuronal Plasticity; Neurosciences; Visual Cortex

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George Dragoi, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Behavior, Animal; Cognition; Learning; Spatial Behavior; Psychiatry and Psychology

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Thierry Emonet

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

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Michael J Higley, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

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

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Dendrites; Electrophysiology; Neurobiology; Schizophrenia; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Microscopy, Fluorescence, Multiphoton

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Jonathon Howard, BS, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Physics

Research Interests

Biophysics; Microtubules; Mitosis; Molecular Biology; Physics; Molecular Motor Proteins; Nanotechnology; Axoneme; Biostatistics

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Alex Kwan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Cerebral Cortex; Decision Making; Depression; Electrophysiology; Memory; Neurobiology; Neurophysiology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia; Microscopy, Fluorescence, Multiphoton; Executive Function; Optogenetics

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Daeyeol Lee, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience 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 A. Mazer, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology

Research Interests

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

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John D Murray, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Cognition; Computer Simulation; Decision Making; Interneurons; Memory, Short-Term; Schizophrenia; Prefrontal Cortex; Computational Biology; Functional Neuroimaging

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