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): NeuroscienceInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience; Swartz Program in Theoretical Neurobiology; McCormick Lab


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.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University , 1983

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Predoctoral Fellowship(1981) , NIMH