Sanford School of Medicine Basic Biomedical Sciences

Robin Miskimins, Ph.D.

Robin Miskimins
Basic Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine
UMS Lee Med/Sanford School of Medicine 260
Phone: 605-677-5131
I was born in NJ. Went to undergraduate school in Colorado and graduate school in Arizona. After a post-doc at Yale I had a Research track position at University of South Carolina. I took my first tenure track position at USD in 1991.
Teaching Interests:
Biochemistry, molecular biology, neurobiology
Research Interests:
Development of myelin in the central nervous sytem; relationship of myelin to disease states such as multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia
  • Ph D, Molecular Biology, University of Arizona, 1983
  • MS, Genetics, University of Arizona, 1978
  • BA, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, 1976
  • Hiring a neuroscientist, University of South Dakota, (2012)
  • Miskimins, R., Sp1 phosphorylation is involved in myelin basic protein gene transcription., Journal of Neuroscience Research, vol. 83, pp. 3233-3242.
Awards and Honors:
  • Chester McVay Award, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, 2007
  • Board Of Regents Award for Excellence in Research, South Dakota Board of Regents, 1999
  • Miskimins, R. (2014). White Matter abnormality in schizophrenia.
  • Miskimins, R. (2014, July). Innovative Strategies to Promote Scholarship among Clinical Faculty. Presented at the Group on Faculty Affairs annual meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Vacek, S., Miskimins, R., Marlow, L. (2013, October). Peer Review and Publication Considerations. Presented at the Responsible Conduct of Research , Al Neuharth Media Center.
  • Miskimins, R. (2012, May). Maximizing potential with minimum resources. Presented at the Annual NORPD meeting, Arlington, VA.
  • Miskimins, R. (2009, October). Remyelination in Multiple Sclerosis. Presented at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.