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Chairman's Note

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


Research Support for The center of excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTnt)

The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) is now accepting applications for seed funds.  For more information on this process please click here for information regarding research support.

Recruitment Update

We are pleased to announce recruitment of three new faculty members to our department.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Josee Guindon, Indiana University, Dr. Khalid Benamar, Temple University, and Dr. J. Josh Lawrence, University of Montana.

Dr. Susan Bergeson, Associate Professor recently interviewed for Alcohol Awareness Month

Dr. Bergeson was recently interviewed by Karin McCay on NBC's Healthwise for Alcohol Awareness Month.  Click here for additional information and interview.