Pharmacology and Neuroscience | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Chairman's Welcome

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 Directors.
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.

Mission Statement

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 and collaboration.
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 the department.

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Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D.

Lisa Moran
Administrative Assistant
(806) 743-1280

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Dr. Josee Guindon has been recognized as the 2023 William A. Devane Young Investigator Award honoree by the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). Congratulations on this amazing achievement!

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Save the Date for CTNT's 7th Annual Symposium

The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) will hold their 7th Annual Symposium on Wednesday, May 10th. This event will feature Distinguished Keynote Speaker and ADK Lecturer: Smriti Iyengar, Ph.D., DIRECTOR, Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain (PSPP) program, in the Division of Translational Research, NINDS NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.