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Neuroscience Research Center Members

Become an NRC Member

Read our membership criteria (PDF) and determine which membership type, and within what research focus area, you would like to apply.

Complete the NRC Member Database Survey and attach a current CV. We also ask that your Faculty Collaboration Database profile be up-to-date.


Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor; Director, Neuroscience Research Center; G. Frederick Kasten, Jr. Endowed Chair in Parkinson’s Disease Research

Dr. Hillard was named Associate Dean for Research in November 2015 after serving eight months as co-Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research. She has served as director of the Neuroscience Research Center since its inception in 2010. She was also Inaugural Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Training Program from 1996-2010. As a highly active researcher, Dr. Hillard’s laboratory is primarily focused on the pharmacology and biochemistry of the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids.


Michael W. Lawlor, MD, PhD

Professor; Associate Director, Neuroscience Research Center; Director, Congenital Muscle Disease Tissue Repository

Mechanisms and treatment of congenital skeletal muscle disorders, with a particular interest in gene therapy