Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience


The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience has transitioned into the Institute for Healthy Aging.

The Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience is dedicated to quality biomedical research and graduate education. Research Assistantships are provided for all doctoral students. The Graduate Biomedical Science Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is a recipient of the residential Award for Science Mentoring from the National Science Foundation.

Funded Research Areas (over $8 million in 2008 and nearly $9 million in 2009) include:

  • Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Neurobiology of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Discovery
  • Neuronal Degeneration and Protection
  • Glaucoma and Ocular Pharmacology
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Learning and Memory
  • Receptors and Ion Channels
  • Neuropsychopharmacology

The department is in the nation's top 5 percent for research grant dollars per faculty member, and in the top 20 percent for total research grant dollars of all research centers.

This page was last modified on August 9, 2016