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Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Departmental Leadership

Volker Neugebauer

Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Emotional-affective and cognitive brain mechanisms in pain and neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuroplasticity in the amygdala.

email: volker.neugebauer@ttuhsc.edu 

Blanton

Michael P. Blanton, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice-Chair

Structural analysis of ligand gated channels

email: michael.blanton@ttuhsc.edu 

 


Faculty

Khalid BenamarKhalid Benamar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Arriving November 1

Pharmacology of the analgesic and abuse-related effects of opioids. Neurobehavioral effects of drugs of abuse (opioids, cannabinoids, MDMA), especially in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Susan E. BergesonSusan E. Bergeson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genetics and molecular neurobiology of alcohol abuse and alcoholism

email: susan.bergeson@ttuhsc.edu 

Josee GuinidonJosee Guindon, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Behavioral pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology (RT-PCR, Western blot), animal pain models (inflammatory, neuropathic, surgical), modulation of pain pathways (exercise, etc), kidney physiological pathwars

email: josee.guindon@ttuhsc.edu

George HendersonGeorge I. Henderson, Ph.D.

Professor

Alcohol, environmental toxins, neurons, glia, apoptosis, oxidative stress

email: george.henderson@ttuhsc.edu 

JiGuangchen Ji, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

email: guangchen.ji@ttuhsc.edu

Lenin MahimainathanLenin Mahimainathan, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Role of PDCD4 in alcohol induced neurodegeneration, and significance of PDCD4 in early development

email: lenin.mahimainathan@ttuhsc.edu

R. Lisa PoppR. Lisa Popp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Pharmacology and physiology of n-methyl-d-aspartete receptors

email: lisa.popp@ttuhsc.edu

Ali RoghaniAli Roghani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Molecular biology of vesicular transporters

email: ali.roghani@ttuhsc.edu 

Peter J. SyapinPeter J. Syapin, Ph.D.

Professor

Effects on CNS gene expression and regulation

email: peter.syapin@ttuhsc.edu

 


Emeritus Faculty

Reid L. NormanReid L. Norman, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Reproductive neuroendocrinology

email: reid.norman@ttuhsc.edu

 

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