Professor and Chair


Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


United States

Prof. Volker Neugebauer


Dr. Neugebauer is Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Garrison Institute on Aging, and Director, Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Würzburg. He received broad training in physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience and neurology at the University of Würzburg and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Neugebauer has been studying synaptic and cellular mechanisms of neuroplasticity and brain functions in pain, comorbid conditions, and various neurological and psychiatric disorders for more than 30 years. His work has been published in 150 articles and has been funded continuously by NIH for nearly 25 years. The analysis of emotional-affective and cognitive brain mechanisms of pain centered on amygdala plasticity and interactions with cortical regions is a key contribution to pain research and neuroscience.


Monday, September 19, 2022

1:00pm EDT4:30pm EDT

The Central Amygdala in Chronic Pain – Circuit, Neuropeptides, and Nociplasticity

Tracks: Basic Science: Physiology
Categories: Refresher Course
Room: 701 A

Recently accumulated lines of evidence in these years indicate that a small limbic structure called the central amygdala (CeA) plays…

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

The Amygdala as a Master Generator of Pain Plasticity – From Nociceptive Amygdala to Nociplastic Amygdala

Tracks: Basic Science
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 A

For more than three decades, the amygdala has been at the forefront of neurophysiological studies to elucidate how pain affects…