Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Child and Adult Neurology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Neuroscience and Physiology - New York University, New York, NY

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




McGarry, L.M. & Goldberg, E.M. (2021). The course of inhibition never did run smooth: parvalbumin interneuron dysfunction in a mouse model of lissencephaly. Epilepsy Currents, 21(4):287-89. PMID: 34690569


Baimel, C., McGarry, L.M. & Carter, A.G. (2019). The projection targets of medium spiny neurons govern cocaine-evoked synaptic plasticity in the nucleus accumbens. Cell Reports, 28(9): 2256-2263. PMID: 31461643


McGarry, L. M. & Carter, A.G. (2017). Prefrontal cortex drives distinct projection neurons in the basolateral amygdala. Cell Reports, 21(6): 1426:1433. PMID: 29117549


McGarry, L. M. & Carter, A.G. (2016). Inhibitory gating of basolateral amygdala inputs to the prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(36): 9391-9406. PMID: 27605614


Zhao, M., McGarry, L.M., Ma, H., Harris, S., Yuste, R., & Schwartz, T. (2015). Optically triggering seizures using caged RuBi-4-Aminopyridine. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 9, 25. PMID: 25698919


Santana, R., McGarry, L. M., Bielza, C., Larranaga, P., & Yuste, R. (2013). Classification of neocortical interneurons using affinity propagation. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 7, 185. PMID: 24348339


Guerra, L., McGarry, L. M., Robles, V., Bielza, C., Larranaga, P., & Yuste, R. (2011). Comparison between supervised and unsupervised classifications of neuronal cell types: a case study. Developmental Neurobiology, 71(1): 71-82. PMID:21154911

Woodruff, A. R., McGarry, L. M., Vogels, T. P., Inan, M., Anderson, S. A., & Yuste, R. (2011). State-dependent function of neocortical chandelier cells. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(49): 17872-17886. PMID: 22159102


McGarry, L. M., Packer, A. M., Fino, E., Nikolenko, V., Sippy, T., & Yuste, R. (2010). Quantitative classification of somatostatin-positive neocortical interneurons identifies three interneuron subtypes. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 4, 12. PMID: 20617186

Posters and Presentations


McGarry, L.M. & Carter, A.G. (2019). Synaptic organization of the reciprocal circuit linking the prefrontal cortex and basolateral amygdala of the mouse. American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Awards and Honors

2019, American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Extended Neuroscience Award
2016-2018, Gordon Research Seminar Chair
2016-2017, GSAS Dean’s Student Travel Grant Award
2016-2018, Sackler Travel Grant Award
2014-2015, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Training Grant Award
2014, NYU President’s Service Award- Harm Reduction Club
2009, HHMI Student Fellowship, Columbia University
2008, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Columbia University
2006-2010, Astor Presidential Scholarship, Columbia College