Pharmacology and Neuroscience
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.
We are in the middle of a major period of growth and transformation from traditionally
strong expertise in the area of alcohol and addiction to pain and related neuropsychiatric
disorders. As a basic science facility in the School of Medicine the Department of
Pharmacology and Neuroscience strives to provide insight into fundamental pharmacological
and neurobiological principles that will advance our understanding of clinically relevant
disorders, which is required for the development of novel and improved diagnostic
approaches and therapeutic strategies.
Great collegiality and collaborative work environment are hallmarks of our departmental
culture. We are strengthening existing interactions with basic scientists at TTUHSC
and TTU while building translational bridges with our clinical departments.
Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions
or for more information.
Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Second Annual Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience Research REtreat
The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience held it's Second Annual Research Retreat.
The event took place October 27 and 28, 2016 in Sante Fe, New Mexico. The retreat
was held at the Inn of The Governor's which was constructed in 1965 when a boom of
tourism hit the Sante Fe area. The meeting provided a unique opportunity to inform
about research activities of department members, develop collaborative research projects
and discuss departmental goals and strategies related to our research endeavors and
academic mission. The retreat featured key note speaker, Dr. Robert O. Messing, Associate
Dean for Research Development, Dell Medical School, Henry M. Burlage Centennial Professor
of Pharmacy, and Associate Director, Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research,
The University of Texas at Austin.
Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics featured in Pulse
The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) was
recently featured in the Summer 2016 edition of Pulse magazine. To view this article,
please visit https://www.ttuhsc.edu/alumni/pulse/.