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.
Great collegiality and collaborative work environment are hallmarks of our departmental
culture. We continue to strengthen and expand interactions with basic scientists
across TTUHSC and TTU while building translational bridges with our clinical departments.
Our faculty are well funded by several NIH and foundation grants for studies on clinically
relevant disorders. Chronic pain, alcohol use disorder, and neurodegenerative diseases
such as Alzheimer’s are main areas of interest and expertise.
Our department houses the Center for Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and
Therapeutics (CTNT) and the Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology (TNP) graduate
concentration. Our faculty make valuable contributions to medical and graduate school
education, including as SOM Block Director and GSBS Program/Concentration and Course
Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions
or for more information.
Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D.
The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is strongly committed to contributing
to the overall mission of TTUHSC to improve the health of people through innovation
Our goal is to perform innovative translational research on clinically relevant and
timely topics, and support and promote collaborative research at the School of Medicine
and across the University; to offer state-of-the-art education in medical pharmacology
and neuroscience to medical and graduate students; and to provide a simulating first-rate
learning and training environment for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in