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The Office of Research manages the research endeavors taking place within the schools, institutes and centers of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. By overseeing the operations of the research occurring at TTUHSC, the office advocates for the advancement of knowledge and discovery.

Jodi McMurray
Executive Associate

Quentin Smith
Senior Vice President for Research

Jim Hutson
Associate Vice President for Research

Beth Taraban
Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity
Managing Director, 
Research Integrity Office

Erin Woods
Managing Director, 
Office of Sponsored Programs


Scott Trasti
Attending Veterinarian and Director
Laboratory Animal Resource Center


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Research Opening Gates for Better Targeting Drugs

Researchers at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics and the Center for Membrane Protein. Research have determined the kinetic cycle of a potassium channel at atomic resolution. MORE