Pharmacology and Neuroscience | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


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Chairman's Welcome

Welcome to the website for the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (澳门六合彩投注).  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.
Great collegiality and collaborative work environment are hallmarks of our departmental culture.  We continue to strengthen and expand interactions with basic scientists across 澳门六合彩投注 and TTU while building translational bridges with our clinical departments.
Our faculty are well funded by several NIH and foundation grants for studies on clinically relevant disorders. Chronic pain, alcohol use disorder, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer鈥檚 are main areas of interest and expertise.
Our department houses the Center for Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and the Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology (TNP) graduate concentration. Our faculty make valuable contributions to medical and graduate school education, including as SOM Block Director and GSBS Program/Concentration and Course Directors.
Thank you for visiting our website.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.


                                              Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D.

Mission Statement

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is strongly committed to contributing to the overall mission of 澳门六合彩投注 to improve the health of people through innovation and collaboration.
Our goal is to perform innovative translational research on clinically relevant and timely topics, and support and promote collaborative research at the School of Medicine and across the University; to offer state-of-the-art education in medical pharmacology and neuroscience to medical and graduate students;  and to provide a simulating first-rate learning and training environment for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the department.

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Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D.

Lisa Moran
Administrative Assistant
(806) 743-1280

Faculty Position

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We'd like to welcome the following students to the Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology Concentration: 

  • Philip Antwi-Adjei
  • Zachary Hurtado
  • Caezaan Keshvani
  • Neha Sawant
  • Tenley Lehman

For an overview of the Program, click here.


Congratulations to Ph.D. Student: Brent Kisby (3rd year) on receiving the 2023 John P. McGovern Fellowship Award. This $6,000 award is funded by the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism.

Project Title: "Role of brain vascular cell types in a mouse model of ethanol exposure鈥
Congratulations to Dr. Guangchen Ji! Dr. Ji is the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award which was presented to him at the Dean's Faculty Appreciation Dinner. 

Congratulations to Dr. Valeria Jaramillo-Martinez, Recipient of the K. Wyatt McMahon Outstanding Graduate Student Award! Valeria is also the Alexander D. Kenny Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipient. Click here to visit the CTNT Symposium website. 

CTNT's 7th Annual Symposium

The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) held their 7th Annual Symposium on Wednesday, May 10th. For additional information on this year's symposium, visit CTNT's Annual Symposium

page by clicking here