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Welcome:  Josh Lawrence - Associate Professor

Please join in welcoming Associate Professor, Dr. Josh Lawrence to our department!  Stop by his office, room 5C200 to say hello. 

20th Alexander Kenny Memorial Lecture - May 12th, 2015 

The Alexander Kenny Memorial Lecture took place on May 12th and recognized Dr. Frank Porreca.  Dr. Porreca is currently a professor at University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.  His laboratory has been continuously NIH funded since 1982 and he has over 400 published articles.  Dr. Porreca is the Founder and Scientific organizer of the Spring Pain Research Conference, which is a premier conference attracting members of the best pain laboratories and is held every two years.  

We are very grateful for the time Dr. Porreca spent on our campus visiting with faculty, students and staff as well as presenting his lecture.  For more information regarding The Alexander Kenny Memorial Lecture click here.

ADK group photo  Dr. Tenner Introduction  Dr. Porreca presenting   Neugebauer Introduction ADK speaker   Beginning of slideshow  Dr. Porreca presentation


Thank you Mary, for your hard work and dedication in Dr. Henderson's lab and also in the Pharmacology & Neuroscience Department.  We are all very appreciative! 

Mary Rathinam employee of the month  Employee of the month group 1  employee of the month group 2   employee of the month group 3  employee of the month group 4

First Annual Translational neuroscience Research Retreat - April 23rd-25th

We recently held the first Annual Translational Neuroscience Research retreat, which took place in Cloudcroft, NM.  The retreat was held in The Lodge Resort & Spa.  This establishment  was originally constructed in 1899 with an interesting historic story behind it.  This retreat provided an opportunity to learn and discuss research accomplishments, develop future projects and discuss goals and strategies.  After meetings some of our faculty and staff enjoyed activities such as hiking and taking in the local scenery.

The Lodge   Group Hiking  

Dr. Susan Bergeson interviewed for Alcohol Awareness month
Alcohol Awareness Month




congratulations:  Julie Medina, Promotion - New Lead Analyst


 The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Medina.  She has      been promoted to Lead Analyst!  Way to go Julie!!!!



Congratulations:  Tiffany Hancock, Employee of the MOnth - April 10th

Tiffany Hancock shows a positive attitude and eager to learn as a new employee in the department.  Join us in commending her commitment and dedication to the department and Health Sciences Center.

 Julie, Dr. Guindon, Tiffany and Dr. Blanton     Vadim, Maria, Dr. Neugebauer and Julie         Group

Happy Birthday Madhusudhanan narasimhan! - March 17th

Birthday candles  Wishing Madhusudhanan a very happy birthday on his special day!

Invitation:  Social Welcome Hour for Tiffany Hancock - March 11th

 Tiffany Hancock Social Welcome Hour

happy birthday Dr. Benamar! - February 8th

   Birthday Candles  We would like to wish Dr. Benamar a very happy birthday!


Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Hancock as our new unit coordinator. Tiffany previously had a similar position in the department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology. Welcome to the department Tiffany!

Invitation: Social farewell hour for lauren davis - january 28th

Please join us in wishing Lauren all the best for her new position in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Her last day with us will  be Friday, January 30th.

Lauren Farewell

happy birthday dr. bergeson! - january 13th

Candles Warm wishes to Dr. Bergeson today as she celebrates her birthday!

happy birthday wei zhang! - january 12th

Candles We wish Wei a very happy birthday on her special day!

Happy birthday mary rathinam! - january 4th

Candles We wish Mary and wonderful birthday today!

WELcome: Dr. Michiko yasuda - january 2nd

We are happy to welcome Dr. Michiko Yasuda from Japan to our department. Visiting the labs of Dr. Henderson and Dr. Mahimainathan, Dr. Michiko will be elucidating the role of translation suppressor, Programmed Cell death 4 in development of endoplasmic reticulum stress response. Dr. Yasuda's lab is interested in understanding the diverse biological response to various stressors (light at night, inflammatory stimuli and toxic compounds). Her lab's long term goal is to identify health protective food factors or nutraceuticals (flavonoids), to prevent environmental and social stressor induced diseases.

Announcement: Dr. Lisa Popp Accepts appointment in the Department of medical Education - January 1st

Dr. Lisa Popp has accepted an appointment in the Department of Medical Education at TTUHSC. We wish Dr. Popp all the best in her new position and role and look forward to continued interactions.