About Us

The Civitan International Research Center is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to improving lives through neurodevelopmental research and the prevention and treatment of developmental disabilities. Established in 1990, the CIRC now includes over 80 scientists, clinicians and research staff from around the globe. Dr. Harald Sontheimer, Professor of Neuobiology, is the current Director and is joined by Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Alan Percy as Medical Director. Research and clinical activities include autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, constriain therapy, Rett syndrome, Alexander's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease among others.