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congratulations:  Julie Medina, Promotion - New Lead Analyst


 The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is pleased to announce the promotion of Julie Medina.  She has      been promoted to Lead Analyst!  Way to go Julie!!!!



Congratulations:  Tiffany Hancock, Employee of the MOnth - April 10th

Tiffany Hancock shows a positive attitude and eager to learn as a new employee in the department.  Join us in commending her commitment and dedication to the department and Health Sciences Center.

 Julie, Dr. Guindon, Tiffany and Dr. Blanton     Vadim, Maria, Dr. Neugebauer and Julie         Group

Happy Birthday Madhusudhanan narasimhan! - March 17th

Birthday candles  Wishing Madhusudhanan a very happy birthday on his special day!

Invitation:  Social Welcome Hour for Tiffany Hancock - March 11th

 Tiffany Hancock Social Welcome Hour

happy birthday Dr. Benamar! - February 8th

   Birthday Candles  We would like to wish Dr. Benamar a very happy birthday!


Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Hancock as our new unit coordinator. Tiffany previously had a similar position in the department of Immunology and Molecular Microbiology. Welcome to the department Tiffany!

Invitation: Social farewell hour for lauren davis - january 28th

Please join us in wishing Lauren all the best for her new position in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Her last day with us will  be Friday, January 30th.

Lauren Farewell

happy birthday dr. bergeson! - january 13th

Candles Warm wishes to Dr. Bergeson today as she celebrates her birthday!

happy birthday wei zhang! - january 12th

Candles We wish Wei a very happy birthday on her special day!

Happy birthday mary rathinam! - january 4th

Candles We wish Mary and wonderful birthday today!

WELcome: Dr. Michiko yasuda - january 2nd

We are happy to welcome Dr. Michiko Yasuda from Japan to our department. Visiting the labs of Dr. Henderson and Dr. Mahimainathan, Dr. Michiko will be elucidating the role of translation suppressor, Programmed Cell death 4 in development of endoplasmic reticulum stress response. Dr. Yasuda's lab is interested in understanding the diverse biological response to various stressors (light at night, inflammatory stimuli and toxic compounds). Her lab's long term goal is to identify health protective food factors or nutraceuticals (flavonoids), to prevent environmental and social stressor induced diseases.

Announcement: Dr. Lisa Popp Accepts appointment in the Department of medical Education - January 1st

Dr. Lisa Popp has accepted an appointment in the Department of Medical Education at TTUHSC. We wish Dr. Popp all the best in her new position and role and look forward to continued interactions.

Invitation: Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience Holiday celebration - december 13th


event: student national medical association (SNMA) annual scholarship gala - december 5th

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is sponsoring a table at the SNMA annual scholarship gala, benefiting medical student scholarships and the SNMA endowment.

congratulations: Jose-Luis Redondo, ph.d., december employee of the month - December 5th

We are extremely appreciative of Jose-Luis and all that he does to help our department thrive! Join us in recognizing him as our employee of the month on Friday, December 5th at 9:00am in 5C192.

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Happy Holidays from the department of pharmacology and neuroscience - December 1st

Tree The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience wishes everyone a happy holiday season filled with friends, family, &  fun!

event: Queue for a cause - November 14th

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is partnering with the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics to purchase a table at the 2nd Annual Queue For A Cause, benefiting special needs athletes. To learn more about this cause visit the Advocates for Special Needs Athletes webpage

congratulations: Julie medina, employee of the month - november 7th

Julie Medina is appreciated by all members of our department! Show your appreciation with us on Friday, November 7 at 10:00am outside of 5C191A.

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congratulations: dr. lisa popp - november 5th

Dr. Popp and her team have been selected to receive the President's Excellence in Interprofessional Teamwork Award! Join the celebration at the faculty awards convocation scheduled for Thursday, November 20th at 4:00 p.m. in ACB 100.

Popp Award

welcome: Dr. Khalid Benamar - November 3rd

Please join us in welcoming our new Faculty Associate Professor, Dr. Khalid Benamar to our department. Be sure to offer a warm welcome in 5C169 or in his Labs 5C180 & 5C128 with excitement for the future of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience!

Benamar Welcome Invitation

INVITATION: Retirement Party for Dr. Peter Syapin - October 25th

Syapin Invitation

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 INVITATION: Social Networking Hour Welcoming Dr. Josee Guindon - October 23rd

Happy Hour Invitation

CONGRATULATIONS: Takaki Kiritoshi, October Employee of the Month - October 3rd

Takaki is a very dedicated post-doctoral research assistant in Dr. Neugebauer's lab. Join us in commending his commitment and dedication on Friday, October 3rd at 10:00am in 5C191A.

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WELCOME: Dr. Josee Guindon - OCtober 1st

We offer a warm welcome to Dr. Guindon as she joins our department today! Stop by her office to say hello in 5C167!

 Congratulations: Clayton Allison and Patrick Marquardt - September 26th

Clayton Allison and Patrick Marquardt were accepted into the School of Medicine Student Research Program for 2014-2015!

CONGRATULATIONS: Janet Dertien - September 19th

Janet Dertien will be assuming the part-time role of Co-Director for the TTUHSC School of Medicine CORE Laboratories! We are excited for Janet and her role supporting the research mission of TTUHSC.

 INVITATION: Welcome Reception for Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D. - September 10th

Dr. Steven L. Berk cordially invites you to join him in welcoming our newest Department Chair on Wednesday, September 10th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Academic Classroom Building.

Welcome Reception Flyer

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CONGRATULATIONS: Lauren Davis, September Employee of the Month - September 5th

Lauren has shown an extremely positive attitude in a very challenging position and we are confident that she will continue to exceed our expectations. Join our expression of appreciation for Lauren's great work on Friday, September 5th at 10:00am in 5C191A.

   Group Photo Sign Award

 CONGRATULATIONS: Dr. Michael Blanton - September 2nd

Dr. Michael Blanton, Dr. Michaela Jansen and Dr. Henrik Wilms have received the South Plains Foundation Grant for their application, "Identification of the molecular target of the antidepressant / smoking cessation drug bupropion with serotonin type 3 receptors".

 INVITATION: Retirement Reception for Penny Qian - August 22nd

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience cordially invites you to bid farewell and to honor the 25 years of service to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center by Xu-Ping (Penny) Qian, Research Aide for Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

Friday, August 22, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., 5C192 West Hall

Refreshments will be provided.

Retirement Reception Flyer

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WELCOME: Jeremy Thompson - August 18th

Jeremy is a new MD/PhD student in our department and we are excited to welcome him! Jeremy will be in the lab of Dr. Jansen and will also work with Dr. Neugebauer.

WELCOME: Henry Nguyen - August 12th

We are happy to welcome Henry Nguyen to our department! Henry will be in the lab of Dr. Reynolds as he pursues his MD/PhD.

WELCOME: Wei Zhang, Ph.D. - August 1st

We extend a warm welcome to Wei Zhang as she joins our team as a postdoctoral research associate!

CONGRATULATIONS: Marriage of Lauren Davis - July 18th

We wish Lauren and her husband a lifetime of joy and happiness! 

WELCOME: Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D. - June 30th

We are excited to welcome Dr. Neugebauer to the Department Chair position! You can extend a warm welcome in 5C192A.

WELCOME: Guangchen Ji, Ph.D. - June 30th

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ji to the department! Stop by 5C192B to welcome him!

WELCOME: Takaki Kiritoshi, Ph.D. - June 30th

Dr. Kiritoshi joins the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience today as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

WELCOME: Lauren Gillette, Unit Coordinator - June 23rd

Ms. Gillette comes to the department from Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen where she earned her master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Stop by 5C192 to say hello!

INVITATION: SOM Retirement Reception for Reid Norman, Ph.D. - June 12th

Dr. Steven L. Berk cordially invites you to bid farewell and to honor the 31 years of service by Reid Norman, PhD, Department Chair Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Academic Classroom Building Lobby (Remarks at 4:10)

Refreshments will be provided

Retirement Reception Flyer

CONGRATULATIONS: Dr. Lombardini and Dr. Norman - May 2014

Dr. Barry Lombardini and Dr. Reid Norman have been awarded the status of Professor Emeritus. We thank them for their many years of service and wish them the best in their retirement.