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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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Oct 30

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

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Nov 6

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

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Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

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Metabolites may be key to colorectal cancer prevention

Associate pharmaceutical sciences professor Jayarama Gunaje proposes that compounds produced when the body breaks down, or metabolizes, aspirin, and flavonoids present in fruits and vegetables may contribute to colorectal cancer prevention.

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.

Flavonoid metabolite helps fight colorectal cancer

Associate professor Jayarama Gunaje and his team in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms through which flavonoids prevent colorectal cancer.