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Pharmacology and Neuroscience


Dr. Peter J. Syapin

Professor of Pharmacology
Ph.D., 1977, University of California at Irvine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
3601 4th Street STOP 6592
Lubbock, Texas 79430
Phone: (806)743-2425
Fax: (806)743-2744

Research Interests

Neurobiological underpinnings of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Role of microglia and astrocytes in drug abuse.



Current projects  |  Selected publications  |  Laboratory  |  Curriculum Vitae 




Current Projects

Many opportunities are available through my association with the South Plains Alcohol and Addiction Research Center including work on mechanisms of alcohol-induced brain damage, glial cell control of high alcohol drinking, development of novel anti-drinking drugs, and the role of the Tspo (peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor) protein in neuroinflammation and brain damage.

Selected Publications

For a complete list of publications by Peter J. Syapin in PubMed, click here