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Chairman's Note

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.

Dr. Volker Neugebauer

  Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD

  Professor and Chair

  Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Third Annual Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience Research REtreat

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience held it's Third Annual Research Retreat. The event took place October 18, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas at The Spirit Ranch.  The meeting provided a unique opportunity to inform about research activities of department members, develop collaborative research projects and discuss departmental goals and strategies related to our research endeavors and academic mission. The retreat featured key note speaker, Dr. Mary Heinricher, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Associate Dean, Basic Research and Vice Chair, Research, Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University.   
To view the program for the 2017 Research Retreat click on the image below.

2017 Retreat Program cover



The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) held the 2nd Annual CTNT Symposium.  This one day event took place on Thursday, April 27th on the Lubbock Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus.  It was a successful day of science with key note speaker and Alexander D. Kenny recipient, Dr. Robert W. Gereau from Washington University in St. Louis as well as research presentations from various center members.  A poster presentation was also held and 6 winners were selected from the two categories, Basic Science and Clinical.