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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, South Dakota. 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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Hemachand Tummala

Tummala to head pharmaceutical sciences at SDSU

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

Breast cancer researcher to give public talk at SDSU

Noted breast cancer researcher Robert Clarke will give a layman’s overview of the disease, the challenges in treating it and the promising developments under study when he delivers a public lecture on the South Dakota State University campus April 26.

Biomaterial may help repair, replace damaged corneas

A patented biomaterial developed by South Dakota State University associate professor Gudiseva Chandrasekher has the potential to repair corneal damage and to create corneal implants. Chandrasekher been doing research on corneal tissue in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences since 2008.