Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Graduate Program Overview
Welcome to an overview of the Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology Graduate
Concentration’s Doctoral and Masters Training Program. The graduate concentration
is committed to providing a strong educational experience for all trainees. The concentration’s
primary areas of research training are pain, alcoholism, neurodegenerative disorders,
epilepsy, and neuroplasticity . We currently have 10 departmental, 3 Emeritus and
15 additional graduate faculty who conduct research in a broad variety of areas ranging from translational neurosicence
to molecular pharmacology. This allows a broad basis for a strong theoretical as well
as 'hands-on' education in neuroscience and pharmacology. You can review the faculty
research now. Our objective is to prepare students for a broad range of careers, including
research and teaching. The faculty of the program work hard to foster a creative and
productive research environment, to provide encouragement and positive challenges,
and to equip students with the intellectual tools and critical thinking skills they
will need to be good teachers, investigators, etc.
We feel that our M.S., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. trainees leave our institution with all
the skills necessary to establish a strong independent research program of their own
or to be successful in any career path they choose.
The physicist Kip S. Thorne has marveled at "the amazing power of the human mind -
by fits and starts, blind alleys, and leaps of insight - to unravel the complexities
of our Universe, and reveal the ultimate simplicity, the elegance, and the glorious
beauty of the fundamental laws that govern it."
Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for admission online, please visit the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Admissions web page.
Address all graduate inquiries to:
Dr. Michael P. Blanton , Graduate Officer
Department of Pharmacology
Texas Tech University HSC
3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430
For further information contact email@example.com
Phone: 806) 743-2425 ext. 229
Fax: (806) 743-2744