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I look forward to working with all schools and campuses to grow and transform TTUHSC research and with our partners in Texas. Our first steps will be to strengthen the research strategic plan of the university and to create a University Research Council.

Quentin Smith, PhD, BA

Senior Vice President of Research


The Future of Medicine

Welcome to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – this is where dreams are made. We’re about the transformation and future of medicine, and the miracles that can help families and friends. The students, faculty, and researchers at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are pushing medicine into the future every day. 

Quentin Smith

Quentin Smith, Senior Vice President of Research

Smith was named Senior Vice President of Research in September 2017 and is also the current Dean of the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy and serves in that role concurrent with the Senior Vice President of Research. MORE

Research Department Mission

Our mission is to promote and support research by providing high quality service to investigators, foster new research initiatives, promote the prevention of disease and the treatment of illness, motivate and educate future leaders in health sciences, and serve as an advocate for the value of research in an educational setting.

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Research Opening Gates for Better Targeting Drugs

Researchers at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics and the Center for Membrane Protein. Research have determined the kinetic cycle of a potassium channel at atomic resolution. MORE