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Diagram of workflow for CTNT
Process of developing Translational Research

Translational research bridges basic sciences and clinical entities. Disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets are identified in basic experimental research by integrating clinical concepts. Validation in the clinical setting conveys significance to these findings, advancing knowledge and creating novel and improved therapeutic tools and strategies.


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. 


Donations to CTNT

To make a donation to the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT), via credit or debit card please click here. You will be directed to Texas Tech University System's online giving website.


4th Annual

The 4th Annual Symposium for the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 with a keynote presentation by Dr. Catherine Bushnell.  This year's event will be a collaborative event with the Integrative Medicine Symposium which will take place on Friday, April 12, 2019 and feature Keynote Speaker, Dr. Margaret Chesney. The two day, collaborative event will also include panel discussion, inter-professional interative workshop, poster presentations, and art exhibit.  More details to come in the near future regarding the event. To view details please and register for this event visit: .

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Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
CTNT Director


Tiffany Denton
CTNT Coordinator