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Doctoral student Siddharth Kesharwani, left, and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Hemachand Tummala examine images of the colons of mice

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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Rishabh Bahl

Bahl honored with Nelson Graduate Scholarship

Rishabh Bahl, an SDSU graduate student pursuing a doctorate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was named a recipient of the Joseph F. Nelson Graduate Scholarship earlier this semester.

Headlines from the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

• Kim Brouwer, a University of North Carolina professor, spoke on “Advancing Precision Medicine with the Science of Drug Transporters” at the Keo Glidden Smith Fall Convocation Oct. 24 in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

An gets closeup look at Brookings first responders

Far from the lab and the study of subcellular elements, Wenfeng An spent Tuesday evenings this past fall learning about the community’s first responder agencies.