William E. Cullinan
Dr. William E. CullinanMarquette University

Schroeder Complex, 244E

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5053

Professor and Dean of the College of Health Sciences

Dr. William E. Cullinan is the director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center and dean of the College of Health Sciences.Cullinan received his bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Marquette in 1981 and earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Virginia in 1991. He did post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan (1991-95) before joining the Marquette faculty in 1995. His research laboratory, which has received funding from the National Institute on Mental Health and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, focuses on brain circuits involved in mental illness. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters on functional neuroanatomy and neuroendocrinology.

Dr. Cullinan has taught courses in anatomy, neuroanatomy and neuroscience at the undergraduate and graduate levels and received the university's Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2002. He established and directs a summer Neuroanatomical Dissection seminar that annually draws 80 to 100 professionals and educators from across the country.


Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1991-95
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1991
B.S., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • International Brain Research Organization
  • Sigma Xi
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • New York Academy of Sciences