Dan McCloskey is Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and University Vice Provost for Research at the City University of New York (CUNY). He is also an associate professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island and holds doctoral appointments in Neuroscience at the CUNY Graduate Center. A native New Yorker, Dr. McCloskey attended William Floyd High School in Long Island and completed a Bachelor degree in Psychology at SUNY Oswego, a Ph.D. in Integrative Neuroscience at Stony Brook University, and a post-doctoral research position at Helen Hayes Hospital and Columbia University.
He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications using a combination of computationally-intensive approaches to study animal behavior, quantitative neuroanatomy, and single cell and network level electrophysiology. His work examining the brain systems involved in complex social behavior in the African Naked Mole-Rat has been funded by an NSF CAREER Award since 2012 and was recognized by President Barack Obama in 2016 with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.