Dr. McCormick completed his PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Seckl in Edinburgh, UK. During his graduate work, he focused on transcriptional regulation of the glucocorticoid receptor, a key mediator of perinatal “programming” of adult diseases such as hypertension and dementia. He completed an American Heart Association-funded postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. David Pearce in the Division of Nephrology at UCSF, studying the physiological roles of serum and glucocorticoid-induced kinase (SGK) isoforms, and how they differentially regulate renal sodium transport. He joined the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at OHSU in 2005. His current work uses mouse models to examine mechanisms of blood pressure regulation.
- B.S., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh United Kingdom 1996
- Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh United Kingdom 2000
- Nephrology - University of California, San Francisco, 2000-2004