Center of Excellence For Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Process of translational research
Process of developing Translational Research

Translational research bridges basic sciences and clinical entities. Disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets are identified in basic experimental research by integrating clinical concepts. Validation in the clinical setting conveys significance to these findings, advancing knowledge and creating novel and improved therapeutic tools and strategies.


The overall goal of The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) is to serve as an incubator for the generation and dissemination of knowledge related to the neurobiology of clinically relevant disorders. CTNT strives to generate, facilitate, and coordinate multidisciplinary efforts to build bridges between basic science and clinical departments required for the development of novel and improved diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. 

Donations to CTNT

To make a donation to the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT), via credit or debit card please click here. You will be directed to Texas Tech University System's online giving website.  

CTNT's 8th Annual Symposium

The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) held their 8th Annual Symposium on Brain Health on Wednesday, April 17th. This event featured Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Shreaya Chakroborty, Ph.D., Program Director, Translational Research Branch Division of Neuroscience, NIH National Institute on Aging. Additional talks were given by CTNT members and a poster session was held with several monetary awards given for the best poster presentations.  
Thank you to all who attended and participated. This event couldn't have been a success without you!

Please click here.for this year's program. 

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Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
CTNT Director

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