David A. McCormick, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Senior Research Scientist in Neuroscience

Departments & Organizations

Neuroscience: McCormick Lab

Faculty Research


Office of Cooperative Research


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

  • Jacob Javits Investigator Award (2nd time), NIHNINDS (2016)

  • MemberNational Academy of Medicine (2015)

  • FellowAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014)

  • FellowAmerican Academy for the Advancement of Science (2013)

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

  • Jacob Javits Investigator AwardNIH (2005)

  • Yngve Zotterman PrizeSwedish Physiological Society (2001)

  • Investigator AwardMcKnight Foundation (1997)

  • Senior Investigator AwardEsther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation (1993)

  • Sloan FellowshipSloan Foundation (1990)

  • Pattison AwardJane and Peter Pattison Foundation (1989)

  • Klingenstein FellowshipEsther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation (1987)

  • Donald B. Linsley AwardSociety for Neuroscience (1984)

  • Giannini FellowshipGiannini Foundation (1984)

  • NRSA Postdoctoral FellowshipNIH (1984)

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

  • Predoctoral FellowshipNIMH (1981)

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