Matthew J. MCGinley, PhD

Phone: 832-824-3966

Assistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience
Investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute and Cain Foundation Laboratories at Texas Children's Hospital 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering department, Rice University

Baylor Department


Research Interest

Mechanisms of auditory perception


Hadzipasic M, Ni W, Nagy M, Steelrod N, McGinley MJ, Kaushal A, Thomas E, McCormick DA, and Horwitz AL (2016). Reduced high frequency motor neuron firing, EMG fractionation, and gait variability in awake walking ALS mice. PNAS (in press). 

Reimer J*, McGinley MJ*, Liu Y, Rodenkirch C, Wang Q, McCormick DA, and Tolias A (2016). Pupil fluctuations track rapid changes in adrenergic and cholinergic activity in cortex. Nature Commun (in press). 

McGinley MJ*, Vinck M*, Reimer J*, Batista-Brito R, Zagha E, Cadwell CR, Tolias AS, Cardin JA, McCormick DA (2015). Waking State: rapid variations modulate neural and behavioral responses. Neuron 87(6), 1143-61. 

McGinley MJ, David SV, and McCormick DA (2015). Cortical membrane potential signature of optimal states for sensory signal detection. Neuron 87, 179-192.

Zagha E, Casale, AE, Sachdev RNS, McGinley MJ, and McCormick DA (2013). Motor cortex feedback influences sensory processing by modulating network state. Neuron 79(3):567-78.

McGinley MJ, and Westbrook GL (2013). Hierarchical excitatory synaptic connectivity in mouse olfactory cortex. PNAS 110(40):16193-8.

Tovar KR, McGinley MJ, and Westbrook GL (2013). Triheteromeric NMDA receptors at hippocampal synapses. J Neurosci 33(21):9150-60.

McGinley MJ, Liberman MC, Bal R, and Oertel D (2012). Generating synchrony from the asynchronous: compensation for cochlear traveling wave delays by the dendrites of individual brainstem neurons. J Neurosci 32(27):9301-11.

Wen H, Linhoff MW, McGinley MJ, Li GL, Corson GM, Mandel G, and Brehm P (2010). Distinct roles for two synaptotagmin isoforms in synchronous and asynchronous transmitter release at zebrafish neuromuscular junction. PNAS 107(31):13906-11.
*co-contributing authors