MCW Neuroscience Research Center

The Medical College of Wisconsin's Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) was founded in 2010 with the goal of enhancing neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

The goals of the Neuroscience Research Center are to enhance basic and translational neuroscience at MCW through the development of an MCW-wide programmatic plan for neuroscience research. Read more...

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD – Center Director

Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD, Director Neuroscience Research Center

Dr. Hillard is an accomplished translational scientist who has research interests in the effects and mechanisms of cannabinoids, nicotine and other drugs of abuse.

Currently, she is the Executive Director of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and is a leader in community initiatives dedicated to drug abuse awareness.

Spotlight on... New NRC Faculty

K. Matthew Scaglione, PhD

K. Matthew Scaglione, PhD, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from McKendree University in 2001 and his Doctorate in Biochemistry from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2007 where his research focused on ubiquitin pathways in cancer.

Neuroscience/Brain Research News

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Dr. Walter Comments on Helmet Manufacturers Capitalizing on Concussion Concerns

Nov. 26 - Dr. Kevin Walter contributes to an article posted on VICE Sports, a digital competitor of ESPN, on how football helmet manufacturers are capitalizing on efforts to reduce concussions. VICE Sports

Dr. Walter Discusses Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Mixed Martial Arts

Nov. 19 - As part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s series of investigative reports on deaths related to mixed martial arts and kickboxing, Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment on traumatic brain injuries related to mixed martial arts fights. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MSTP Student Receives $85,000 NIH Grant to Study Sickle Cell Disease Pain

Nov. 18 - Katherine Zappia, a student in MCW’s Medical Scientist Training Program (joint MD/PhD), received a two-year, $85,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the mediators contributing to the pain experienced in sickle cell disease. Wauwatosa Now

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Neuroscience Research Center
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