Research Areas

Our faculty and students are participating in a wide range of broad research areas.

  • Anatomy/structural biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer biology
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Cellular biology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Research Funding

Our division received external awards in the amount of $2.5 million for FY 2014, which represents 50 percent of the Sanford School of Medicine's grant and contract income. About 62 percent of our 40 faculty members are actively engaged in scholarly and research activities.

Research Campuses

Most of our division's faculty complete their work at the Lee Medical Building in Vermillion. Others have laboratories at:

Student Opportunity

We offer a Medical Student Research Program in addition to the research our students complete with faculty mentors as part of our academic programs.