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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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NIH grant to advance curcumin formulation for colon inflammation

A safe, localized treatment for chronic inflammation in the intestinal tract will move one step closer to helping patients reduce their risk of developing colon cancer, thanks to a three-year, $433,000 National Institutes of Health grant awarded to professor Hemachand Tummala of the Department of

Tummala takes interim post with SDSU pharmacy

Professor Hemachand Tummala has been named interim head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at South Dakota State University.

Perumal named research leader for SDSU pharmacy

Successful SDSU pharmacy researcher Omathanu Perumal has accepted the challenge to create even more research in the college.