Main: 972-883-3200

Denise C. Park

Director of Research
Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
UT Regents’ Research Scholar

Phone: 972-883-3255


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An expert on the aging mind, Dr. Park has made seminal contributions to our understanding of how brain function changes as we get older, how cultural experiences shape brain activity, and how the aging brain might protect itself from structural degradation.

Michael D. Rugg

center director
distinguished chair in behavioral and brain sciences

Phone: 972-883-3725


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Dr. Rugg is a leading researcher in cognitive neuroscience and human memory. His research has helped improve understanding of the basic mechanisms of memory formation and retrieval, as well as how aging and injury impact memory.

Diana Aguirre

Director of Development

Phone: 972-883-3728


Lisa Ball

Administrative Associate

Phone: 972-883-3719


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Vivian Brockwell

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 972-883-3717


• Administrative support for Associate Director
• Administrative support for Drs. Kennedy, Rodrigue, and Basak
• Human resources functions
• Departmental new hire orientation

Melonie Corley

Development Associate

Phone: (972) 883-3758


• Manages development operations
• Organizes donor-related special events, including the Director’s Research Circle
• Administrative support for Development Director

Ieshia Griffith

Research Administration Manager

Phone: (972) 883-3727


• Research grant proposals for faculty
• Departmental post-award management
• Training grants and stipends

Richard Innis

Financial Analyst

Phone: 972-883-3727


Sol Jerome

IT Manager

Phone: 972-883-3745


• Desktop and server support for Center and its research Labs.
• Technical planning, purchasing, and implementation requests.
• Telecommunications requests

Alex Lyda

Communications Manager

Phone: 972-883-3783


• Media relations and external communications
• Newsletter, press packets, and other print materials
• CVL Website management

Melissa Rundle

Manager of Scientific Operations

Phone: 972-883-3701


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Tim Schuurman

IT Specialist

Phone: 972-883-3726


• Desktop support for Center and its research labs