CTNT Leadership and Members | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Membership Information

CTNT Members are expected to have an active laboratory and funded research program.  They propose joint scholarly projects and may request seed funds for publications and grant applications

Associate, Clinical, and Trainee members are encouraged to participate in CTNT scholarly and research activities, suggest research ideas for joint scholarly projects and/or provide the clinical perspective.

If interested in joint CTNT please contact CTNT Director, Dr. Volker Neugebauer


Leadership Information

CTNT Members

Khalid Benamar,  PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, TTUHSC

Luis Cuello, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, TTUHSC

Vadivel Ganapathy, PhD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, TTUHSC

Petar Grozdanov, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM
Director, Molecular Biology and Image Analysis Core Laboratories, Research Assistant Professor, Dept, of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, TTUHSC

Josee Guindon, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept, of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, TTUHSC

George Henderson, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neuroscience,TTUHSC

Michaela Jansen, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, TTUHSC

Guangchen Ji, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, TTUHSC

Andrey Karamyshev
Associate Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, TTUHSC

Irene La-Beck, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunotherapeutics & Biotechnology, TTUHSC-Abilene

J. Josh Lawrence, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, TTUHSC

Hongjun Liang, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, TTUHSC

Clinton MacDonald, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Dept. of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, TTUHSC

Maria Manczak, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Garrison Institute on Aging and Department of Neurology, TTUHSC

Lance McMahon, MS, Ph.D. 
Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, TTUHSC

Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, TTUHSC

Igor Ponomarev, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, TTUHSC

Hemachandra Reddy, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, TTUHSC

Jenny Wilkerson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, TTUHSC-Amarillo

Mirla Avila, MD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology, TTUHSC

Jeremy Bailoo, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, TTUHSC

Michael Blanton, PhD 
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Sr. Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Director, MD/PhD Program, Graduate Advisor, Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology, TTUHSC

Bryce Cragg, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, TTUHSC

Miles Day, MD
Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Director, Pain Fellowship Program, Director International Pain Center, TTUHSC

John DeToledo, MD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurology, TTUHSC

Jeremy Donai, AuD, PhD
Associate Professor and Audiology Progran Durectirm Dept. of Speech-Lanchuage-Hearing Sciences, School of Health Professions

Matthew Grisham, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, TTUHSC

Chanaka Kahathuduwa, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Laboratory Science and Primary Care (PA Program), Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, TTUHSC
Affiliate Faculty, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, TTU

HuiYing Luk, PhD, CSCS*D
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology and Sport Management, TTU

Adam Schmidt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychological Sciences, TTU

Leslie Shen, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Director, Center of Excellence for Integrative Health, TTUHSC

Jonathan Singer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychological Sciences, TTU

Sarah Wakefield, MD
Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry,
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services, TTUHSC

Henrik Wilms, MD, PhD
CH-Foundation Chair in Parkinson's Disease,
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology, TTUHSC

Huseyin Bayazit, MD
Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry

Jie Pan, MD
Resident, Dept. of Neurology TTUHSC

Peyton Presto, MD/PhD
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Eri Shoji, MD
Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, TTUHSC

 

CTNT 6th Annual Symposium, held on
April 19th
The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA)  welcome you to attend the Annual Symposium on “Neuroplasticity in clinical disorders - from chronic pain to neurodegenerative diseases”.
Distinguished Keynote Speaker and ADK Lecturer:
Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Director, National Institute of Neurological  Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) | National Institutes of Health
Event Schedule
Click here to view program

Got Questions?

We're here to help. Contact us if you have questions.

Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
CTNT Director
(806)743-3880volker.neugebauer@ttushc.eu

Lisa Moran
CTNT Coordinator
(806)743-4008
l.moran@ttuhsc.edu