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 are strengthening existing interactions and basic scientist at TTUHSC and TTU while building translational bridges with our clinical departments
Our faculty are currently funded by several NIH and foundation grants for studies on clinically relevant disorders.  Our department houses the Center for Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT).  Our faculty continue to make valuable contributions to medical and graduate school education for example as Block Director of the Major Organ Systems SOM course and Directors of Graduate Programs/Concentrations.
Thank you for visiting our website.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.

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                                     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 excellence in research, education and service.
Our goal is to perform innovative translational research and support and promote such endeavors within the Department, at the School of medicine, and the University at large; 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 fellow in the department.

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




5th Annual Symposium

The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) will host 5th Annual Symposium.  To view more visit the CTNT website.  To see event flyer click here.

New Team Members

Welcome Lisa Moran and Olga Ponomareva!

Lisa Moran joins us following 10 years of

experience in the Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, here at TTUHSC.

Olga Ponomareva comes to us from the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked in the Department of Neurobiology & Waggoner Center of Alcohol Addiction Research.  She has a long line of techniques and research experience.

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