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Pharmaceutical Sciences Research

The Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty, in addition to teaching, are actively involved in research. Our current research portfolio includes projects in oncology, unique drug delivery systems, genomics, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular medications and eye diseases. The department has fully equipped research laboratories that are located in the research wing of the Avera Health and Science Center. The research facilities are utilized by faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduate researchers. The department has the first endowed faculty position in the college, the Markl Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research.

Faculty Research Interests

The research projects in the department are nationally competitive. They are regularly funded by NIH, USDA and state agencies. Research interests of department faculty include:

  • Cancer
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Cancer pharmacology
  • Ocular diseases
  • Genomics
  • Drug and Vaccine delivery
  • Bioengineering