Meet our Researchers
TTUHSC Researchers and Heroes
They come from all over the world. They come from the finest research facilities in the world. They come to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where they find a home and support for their inquisitive minds, searching for answers to the diseases that plague people in West Texas and around the world. They find answers in bits and pieces putting in long hours – hoping those bits and pieces lead to life-changing solutions. They are researchers, teachers, mentors, scholars. They are also heroes.
Featured Researcher - Afzal A. Siddiqui, Ph.D.
A Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) researcher has received a grant for schistosomiasis vaccine research from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Afzal A. Siddiqui, Ph.D., a Grover E. Murray Distinguished Professor at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, received an additional $2,394,006 grant for the pre-clinical development of a vaccine for the human parasitic disease, schistosomiasis. MORE
Student Research Week
Designed to enable you to meet with our researchers, explore our research and discuss the impact it can have on health and our society. This is an interdisciplinary event organized annually by Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) students of TTUHSC in Lubbock. MORE
Research Across Campuses
Research at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin includes translational and basic science, clinical, and global and rural health research. The main areas of research are colorectal and cervical cancer, fetal programming of adult diseases, placental physiology, pregnancy-related maternal cardiovascular adaptation, lactobacilli physiology and microbiology, and treatment of depression. Some of the unique tools used are Raman spectral analyzer, placental ex vivo perfusion, brain stimulation and biofilm composition, and 3D printing. Researchers at TTUHSC at the Permian Basin are assisted in their efforts by the Research Advisory Committee. Also, each year, research done by students and residents is showcased at the Permian Basin Research Forum in collaboration with the University of Texas at the Permian Basin, Odessa College, Midland Colleges, and Ector County Independent School District. MORE
Since its inception, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo has seen dramatic increases in extramural funding, with a 64 percent increase in the past decade. In the past two years, cancer and blood-brain barrier researchers have received around 30 new and continuing extramural grant awards and received $4.6 million for research in fiscal year 2017. This success is one of the reasons that the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) consistently ranks TTUHSC School of Pharmacy in the top half of U.S. Pharmacy schools in extramural research awards. The researchers at SOP frequently publish their findings in high impact research journals like Nature Communications, JNCI, Oncogene, Cancer Research, JBC etc. and are highly sought speakers at national and international conferences. They also serve at NIH and Department of Defense study sections. MORE