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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 (TTUHSC). 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.

We are in the middle of a major period of growth and transformation from traditionally strong expertise in the area of alcohol and addiction to pain and related neuropsychiatric disorders. As a basic science facility in the School of Medicine the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience strives to provide insight into fundamental pharmacological and neurobiological principles that will advance our understanding of clinically relevant disorders, which is required for the development of novel and improved diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies.

Great collegiality and collaborative work environment are hallmarks of our departmental culture. We are strengthening existing interactions with basic scientists at TTUHSC and TTU while building translational bridges with our clinical departments.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.

Photo of Dr. Volker Neugebuaer  Voker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
   Professor and Chair
  Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience



Mission Statement

The Department of Pharmacology and Neursocience is strongly committeed to contributing to the overall mission of TTUHSC to improve the health of people through excellence in research, education and service.
Our goal is to perform innovative translational research and support and promote such endeavors within the Department, the School of Medicien, and the University at large; to offer state-of-the-art education in medical pharmacology and neuroscience to medical and graduate students; and to provide a stimulating firt-rate learning and training environment for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in the department.

Upcoming Events

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Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair

(806) 743 - 3800


Dr. James McNamara

3rd Annual

The 3rd Annual Symposium for the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) took place on Thursday, April 12, 2018. This will be a one day event with a keynote speaker, Dr. James McNamara, research presentations, and poster sessions. To visit the CTNT website and veiw more information about the center click here.

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Grants Awarded

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