Concentration Overview

The objective of the Translational Neuroscience & Pharmacology graduate concentration is to prepare students for a broad range of potential careers, including research and teaching.


The Faculty of the graduate concentration seek to:

Specialized research training is available in the following areas:

  • Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Alcoholism
  • Neurodengenerative Disorder
Concentration Information

All Biomedical Sciences PhD students are admitted as Undeclared and may later select a mentor within the Translation Neuroscience and Phamacology graduate concentration. In addition, the department houses the Center of Excellence For Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT), a team of both basic science and clinical faculty with research interests focused on all aspects of translational neuroscience.


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Center of Excellence For Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT)

The overall goal of The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) is to serve as an incubator for the generation and dissemination of knowledge related to the neurobiology of clinically relevant disorders. CTNT strives to generate, facilitate, and coordinate multidisciplinary efforts to build bridges between basic science and clinical departments required for the development of novel and improved diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission are flexible and there are no minimum GPA or test score requirements. All applications are reviewed in a holistic manner, with no single factor determining a student's admission. 

Application Information


Semester Application Open Application Deadline Campus
Fall Only September 1

Early Review December 1
Regular Review March 1


How to Apply

Applications must be completed at Bioraider. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure that their application is complete by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission. The program reviews programs on a rolling admissions basis.

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Michael Blanton, Ph.D.

Program Director Translational Neuroscience & Pharmacology


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Lubbock, TX 79430-6206



Student Affairs Advocate

John Baker



Concentration Advisor

Michael Blanton, Ph.D.


Admissions Director

Terri Lloyd



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