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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.

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.

This has been a successful year in terms of integrating new faculty and obtaining extramural funding.  Our faculty are currently funded by 9 NIH grants and several foundation grants for studies on clinically relevant disorders.  Our Department houses the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT).  Our faculty continue to make valuable contributions to medical and graduate school education for example as Block Director of the Major Organ Systems SOM course and Directors of Graduate Programs/Concentrations.

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



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.

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Volker Neugebauer, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Giles C. McCrary Endowed Chair in Addiction Medicine
Director, Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics

(806) 743 - 3800


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Opioid Crisis and Research

The TTUHSC Campaign for Your Life Our Purpose recently wrote an article regarding the Opioid Crisis.  The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience faculty are actively conducting research in regards to this major crisis.  To read this article visit the campaign's webiste here.

For more news and accomplishments from the department visit our News and Updates page.

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2018 Research Retreat

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience held it's 4th annual research retreat October 18-19, 2018 in Marfa, Texas.

This year's event featured two distinguished guests speakers, Dr. Kathryn Cunningham, Professor and Vice Chair at UTMB Galveston and Dr. Quentin Smith, Senior Vice President of Research, TTUHSC.  This event also featured current and future grant projects presented by departmental faculty, staff, and students.


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NIH Funding Awarded 

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