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David McCormick, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience

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David McCormick, PhD



After serving thirty years as faculty at the Yale School of Medicine, David McCormick brought his research laboratory to the University of Oregon, where he is currently Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Professor of Biology.

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)
  • BA
    Purdue University, Mathematics (1979)
  • BS
    Purdue University, Psychology (1979)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Jacob Javits Investigator Award (2nd time), NIHNINDS2016
MemberNational Academy of Medicine2015
FellowAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences2014
FellowAmerican Academy for the Advancement of Science2013
Dorys McConnel Duberg ChairYale University School of Medicine2008
Jacob Javits Investigator AwardNIH2005
Yngve Zotterman PrizeSwedish Physiological Society2001
Investigator AwardMcKnight Foundation1997
Senior Investigator AwardEsther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation1993
Sloan FellowshipSloan Foundation1990
Pattison AwardJane and Peter Pattison Foundation1989
Klingenstein FellowshipEsther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation1987
Donald B. Linsley AwardSociety for Neuroscience1984
Giannini FellowshipGiannini Foundation1984
NRSA Postdoctoral FellowshipNIH1984
John R. Whittier AwardCommittee to Combat Huntington's Disease1983
Predoctoral FellowshipNIMH1981

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