Launch Your Biomedical Research Career

Students develop original research that makes a difference.

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Studying and investigating human health and disease.

The Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the Sanford School of Medicine creates an environment of innovative and interdisciplinary research aimed at examining human disease. 

As an undergraduate, graduate or medical student, you will learn in both the classroom and in the research laboratory. This learning environment helps you understand the human organism and translate that knowledge into diagnostic and therapeutic development.

You will study under faculty who have a wide breadth of research and teaching interests. Through discovery, education and service, our faculty develop novel approaches for diagnosing, managing and treating disease.

After Graduation

Our students have gone on to work in the following areas:

Potential Careers Recent Employers
Toxicologist Harvard Medical School
Doctor Mayo Clinic
Epidemiologist Johns Hopkins Medical School
Patent Law Advisor Temple University Center for Substance Abuse Research
Laboratory Technician Merck and Co.
Professor Sanford Research

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    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota has awarded grants for outstanding research to three faculty members who were chosen by external reviewers for their research accomplishments, publications and grant success.
  • Human Functional Imaging Core Callout

    The Human Functional Imaging Core researches the structures and functions that underlie cognitive, motor and affective processes.

  • Michelle Baack, MD, recently received the The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Class of 1954 Warren L. Jones, MD Faculty Award. Michelle is also mentor for BBS grad students