News and Updates
Welcome to the team Lisa Moran and Olga Ponomareva
Lisa Moran joins our team as an Administrative Assistant. She has 10 years of experience in a research department. She comes to us from the Department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology, here at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she was a Business Coordinator. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University.
Olga Ponomareva joins Pharmacology and Neuroscience as a Research Scientist. She was formerly at 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 such as, but not limited to cell culture, sectioning on cryostat, Immunohistochemistry and many others.
Student Research Week Poster Awards
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences held it's 33rd Annual Student Research
Week March 9 -12, 2021. The event was held as a virtual event for the first time in
history and was a success.
Congratulations to all poster award winners! Among the award winners were two, Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology Graduate Students.
Peyton Presto, MD/PhD GS2 - 1st place, Basic Science: 1st & 2nd Year students: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and SOM
Mariacristina Mazzitelli, GSBS - 3rd place, Basic Science: 3rd &4th Year students: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and SOM
Newly Funded Grants
Texas Tech University, College of Human Sciences - Dr. Volker Neugebauer, MPI
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) - Dr. Volker Neugebauer, MPI
The Reid L. Norman and Cynthia A Jumper Excellence in Pharmacology and Neuroscience Graduate Student Scholarship
This two-year scholarship serves to recognize the accomplishments in academia, research,
leadership and community involvement of a graduate student in the Translational Neuroscience
and Pharmacology (TNP) graduate concentration. This scholarship will be awarded biennially
to a Ph.D student in the TNP concentration.
Dr. Reid L. Norman is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine, TTUHSC. Dr. Cynthia A. Jumper is Vice President for Government Relations and Managed Care, and former Chair of the Department of Internal Medicien, Schoolf of Medicine, TTUHSC. The couple has been dedicating their careers to advancing health care through academics, research and patient care.
Mariacristina Mazzitelli has be selected as the 1st recipient of the scholarship. Mariacristina currently works in the lab of Dr. Volker Neugebauer.