Marsha L Pierce

Marsha L Pierce, PhD, MS, BS


Regular Associate Professor Midwestern University

Downers Grove, Illinois United States



Dr. Marsha Pierce is an assistant professor at Midwestern University where she studies the role of oxytocin analogs in cellular signaling and neuronal morphology and marine natural products in neuroscience drug development. Dr. Pierce received her BS in biology and MS and PhD in biomedical sciences at Creighton University. Her postdoctoral research examined the role of natural variation in oxytocin and vasopressin ligands and receptors on pharmacological signaling profiles under the mentorship of Thomas Murray at Creighton University.

Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Neuropharmacology and Neurochemistry
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Non-human Animals
Cell Culture
Genetic Models and Techniques
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular Approaches
Species: Vertebrate

Awards & Fellowships

Award NameAward Participant StatusEnd Date
Early Career Policy AdvocatesWinner12/31/2020

SfN Service History

CommitteeTitleMember Status
Government and Public Affairs CommitteeMemberCurrent