Michael Maniskas, PhD



Lori A. Capozzi, CRA

Manager of Business Development – Neurology

Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
Phlebotomy Certification

Lori has over 20 years’ experience working in the academic research field.  She has supported Dr. Louise McCullough’s clinical and basic science research since 2005 and serves as the Manager of Business Development in Neurology here at UTHealth.  She is a federally designated Certified Research Administrator and has extensive experience working with federal regulations regarding funding, grant submissions and Human subject research compliance. Lori manages and coordinates all aspects of the BioRepository of Neurological Disorders, which was designed to provide researchers biological samples for research studies and developing clinical trials.  She assists in business process improvement both in and outside of the laboratory.

Hobbies & Interests
Her four children, travel and spending time at the beach.

Cheryl D. Hayes

Senior Administrative Assistant

Education and Training
B.A. Multidisciplinary Studies with Business & Management Concentration, Concordia University, Austin, TX (2021)

Areas of Interests
Research Interest: Administration

Cheryl has been working with the University of Texas Health at Houston since 2003. With over 20 years of administrative experience.  She joined the BRAINS Research Laboratory in 2020 as Senior Administrative Assistant, where she assists in the day-to-day operations of the research group, purchasing of  basic and complex equipment and products for the production of the lab.  She also provides administrative assistance to both Lori & Diego ensuring daily operations of the lab or met.

Hobbies & Interests
Her 3 children & 3 Grandsons, Traveling, Shopping, Zip Lining


Heather McGuire

Administrative Assistant

Education and Training

B.S. Communication Studies with public relations concentration, James Madison University- Harrisonburg, VA (2021)

Areas of Interests

Administration, public relations, marketing, media communications

Hobbies & Interests

Spending time with friends and family, traveling, eating good food.