University of Nebraska Medical Center

Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience

The joining of experimental neurosciences and pharmacology reflects the interplay between studies of disease pathobiology of the nervous system with an eye towards therapeutic interventions that lead to better treatments and cures.


Department Chair: Howard E. Gendelman, MD

In addition to department chair, Dr. Gendelman serves as Margaret R. Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Howard E. Gendelman, MD


Our department offers a variety of educational opportunities including a PhD program in neuroscience, internships and summer research opportunities for high school and undergraduate students.


The department has well-developed basic and applied research and is a leader on the campus in the number and amount of National Institutes of Health grants.

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Our faculty work to educate the next generation of health professionals and to make discoveries that will change patients' lives.

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