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Department of Biology and Microbiology

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The Biology and Microbiology Department at South Dakota State University offers Undergraduate (BS) and Graduate (MS and PhD) degrees in Biological Science. Undergraduate students can major in Biology, Human Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology, and also follow specialized tracks to prepare for medical and other health-related careers, and for careers in Secondary Education. We offer a broad array of courses taught by 34 faculty members using informed approaches to teaching and offering hands-on laboratory experiences. Graduate students pursue research in infectious diseases, microbiology and mammalian and plant cell and molecular biology. The research faculty provide an intellectually vibrant, collegial and interdisciplinary research environment.

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Graduate Program

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Jaime Lopez received an NSF Early Career Award

High school students to join SDSU professor in DNA research

SDSU faculty member Jaime Lopez has received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award of nearly $1 million.
Biomedical researchers Adam Hoppe, Natalie Thiex and Darci Fink.

SDSU granted $11m for biomedical research

Biomedical research being done at South Dakota State University, specifically in the area of inflammation, will be advanced through a $10.8 million, five-year federal grant.
Recipients at the SDSU's Office of International Affairs' inaugural global achievement award event

Office of International Affairs holds inaugural global achievement award event

South Dakota State University’s Office of International Affairs recognized 31 individuals and the School of American and Global Studies at the inaugural global achievement awards. The event, which was held Feb. 28, took place at the SDSU Alumni Association’s Woster Celebration Hall.  ...