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Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Graduate Program Overview

Welcome to an overview of the Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology Graduate Concentration’s Doctoral and Masters Training Program. The graduate concentration is committed to providing a strong educational experience for all trainees. The concentration’s primary areas of research training are pain, alcoholism, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, and neuroplasticity . We currently have 10 departmental, 3 Emeritus and 15 additional graduate faculty who conduct research in a broad variety of areas ranging from translational neurosicence to molecular pharmacology. This allows a broad basis for a strong theoretical as well as 'hands-on' education in neuroscience and pharmacology. You can review the faculty research now. Our objective is to prepare students for a broad range of careers, including research and teaching. The faculty of the program work hard to foster a creative and productive research environment, to provide encouragement and positive challenges, and to equip students with the intellectual tools and critical thinking skills they will need to be good teachers, investigators, etc.

We feel that our M.S., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. trainees leave our institution with all the skills necessary to establish a strong independent research program of their own or to be successful  in any career path they choose.

The physicist Kip S. Thorne has marveled at "the amazing power of the human mind - by fits and starts, blind alleys, and leaps of insight - to unravel the complexities of our Universe, and reveal the ultimate simplicity, the elegance, and the glorious beauty of the fundamental laws that govern it."

Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for admission online, please visit the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Admissions web page.

Address all graduate inquiries to:
Dr. Michael P. Blanton , Graduate Officer
Department of Pharmacology
Texas Tech University HSC
3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430
For further information contact
Phone: 806) 743-2425 ext. 229
Fax: (806) 743-2744