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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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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.

tuberculosis mimicking microparticles on right and Mycobacterial TB on left

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.

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.