Welcome to the website for the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Our department is dedicated to excellence in research, medical and graduate education and service by creating, advancing and disseminating knowledge about drug actions and nervous system functions and dysfunctions.
We are in the middle of a major period of growth and transformation from traditionally strong expertise in the area of alcohol and addiction to pain and related neuropsychiatric disorders. As a basic science facility in the School of Medicine the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience strives to provide insight into fundamental pharmacological and neurobiological principles that will advance our understanding of clinically relevant disorders, which is required for the development of novel and improved diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies.
Great collegiality and collaborative work environment are hallmarks of our departmental culture. We are strengthening existing interactions with basic scientists at TTUHSC and TTU while building translational bridges with our clinical departments.
Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.
Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
We are pleased to announce recruitment of three new faculty members to our department. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Josee Guindon, Indiana University, Dr. Khalid Benamar, Temple University, and Dr. J. Josh Lawrence, University of Montana.
First Annual Translational Neuroscience Research Retreat
The Department held the first Annual Translational Neuroscience Research Retreat recently. The meeting took place in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, April 23-25, 2015. The retreat provided an opportunity to learn and discuss research accomplishments, develop future projects and discuss goals and strategies. Dr. David Lovinger, Deputy Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research, NIH/NIAAA was the keynote speaker. Dr. Lovinger presented "The role of cortico-basal ganglia circuitry in the neurobehaviorall effects of alcohol.
Click here for additional information regarding the retreat.
Dr. Susan Bergeson, Associate Professor recently interviewed for Alcohol Awareness Month
Dr. Bergeson was recently interviewed by Karin McCay on NBC's Healthwise for Alcohol Awareness Month. Click here for additional information and interview.