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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences focuses on a student-centered curriculum that provides a strong foundation in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. In addition, the department has a strong undergraduate and graduate research program. These opportunities prepare graduates for academic, industry and research careers in the US and other countries.

The department has eleven faculty and is based on the main South Dakota State University campus in Brookings, SD. The highly talented and dedicated faculty members provide quality education and research training in the pharmaceutical sciences. The department has an active research program in cancer, cardiovascular, neuropharmacology, immunology and eye diseases. The multidisciplinary research expertise includes medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and pharmaceutics.

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SDSU-led research center to find new uses for approved drugs

The SDSU-led Center for Drug, Disease and Delivery seeks to develop new formulations and therapeutic targets for approved drugs to help treat cancer and other diseases.

Student taking patient's blood pressure

Hansen named dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions following national search

South Dakota State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Hedge announced today Dan Hansen has been chosen the dean of SDSU’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions. The announcement comes after a national search.

Reineke receives NIH grant to help eradicate tuberculosis

Assistant professor Joshua Reineke will use microparticles that mimic the tuberculosis bacteria to help eradicate TB through a National Institutes of Health R01 grant.