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Basic Biomedical Sciences
Lee Medical Building
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Welcome to the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical scientists ask questions and find solutions to examine human disease and advance medicine. Through biomedical research, experts can expand our understanding of health and improve the human condition.

In the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, we transform students into biomedical scientists who can bring a wealth of experiences and knowledge to their work. Here learning takes place in both the classroom and the research laboratory, with a variety of robust facilities and resources available to our students and faculty; this hands-on learning experience helps our students understand the human organism and translate that knowledge into diagnostic and therapeutic development. Students benefit from mentorship from expert 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.

Join our community of biomedical scientists and problem-solvers in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences.


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Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Our faculty are experts in their field, specializing in cancer biology, cardiovascular, entomology, human genetics, infectious disease, microbiology, and neuroscience among other areas.
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Daniel Bird

Assoc Dean of Basic Sciences
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William Mayhan

Dean, Basic Biomedical Science
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Denise Arrick

Instructor
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Edward Bagu

Assistant Professor
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Lee Baugh

Associate Professor
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Brian Burrell

Professor
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Grant Campbell

Assistant Professor
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William Chen

Assistant Professor
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Bruce Cuevas

Associate Professor
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Scott Druecker

Assistant Professor
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Marc Dvoracek

Associate Professor
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Barb Goodman

Professor
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Dana Hansen

Instructor
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Victor Huber

Professor
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Joyce Keifer

Professor
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Curtis Kost Jr.

Associate Professor
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Yi-Fan Li

Professor
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Cathy Logue

Coord, Student Prof Sup
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Pasquale Manzerra

Asst Dean, Med Student Affairs
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Lisa McFadden

Associate Professor
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Gerald McGraw Jr

Assistant Professor
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Scott Pattison

Assistant Professor
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Jose Pietri

Assistant Professor
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Luye Qin

Assistant Professor
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Khosrow Rezvani

Associate Professor
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Arun Singh

Assistant Professor
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Taylor Soderling

Assistant Professor
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Hongmin Wang

Professor
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Xuejun Wang

Director
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Hong Zheng

Assistant Professor
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Burkhan Adikhanov

Research Associate II
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Valerie Bensen

Research Associate I
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Pam Bernard

Accounting Assistant
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Sara Bird

Mgr, USD Body Donation Prog
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Taylor Bosch

Functional Imaging Core Mngr
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Mark Bouska

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Eduardo Callegari

Dir, Proteomics Core Fac
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Jessica Freeling

Dir, Physiology Research Core
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Andrea Herrera

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Nikki Hinrich

BBS Program Assistant
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Emily Kabeiseman

Research Associate III
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Xiaoping Li

Research Associate I
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Jose Lira

Research Associate II
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Xuefei Liu

Research Associate III
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Kaijie Ma

Research Associate III
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Daniela Paez

Researcher Associate III
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Wendy Pederson

Graduate & Educ Manager
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Diane Penfield

BBS Financial Assistant
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Vincent Peta

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Rashaun Potts

Lab Manager/RA III
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Shotabdi Roy

Research Associate II
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Jackie Rubida

BBS Personnel Assistant
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Partha Saha

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Sanam Sane

Post-Doctoral Researcher
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Jayan Sadanandan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Monica Sathyanesan

Research Associate III
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Jamie Scholl

Researcher III (Forster Lab)
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Marie Severson

Research Associate II
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Nathaniel Steinlicht

Research Program Coordinator
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Jack Sternburg

Research Assistant II
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Laura Wiemers

BBS Management Analyst
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Srivishnupriya Anbalagan

Teaching/Research Post Doc
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Christian Buresh

DaCCoTA Program Assistant II
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Jamie Cuka

BRIN Program Assistant
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Luci Drapeau

BRIN Tribal College Coord
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Donis Drappeau

Crd, Diversity & Pipeline Prog
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Janet Fulk

Assistant Director, FARM
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Robert Hansen

Mortician
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Evan Hansen

Mortician
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Damon LeaderCharge

Director of Tribal Outreach
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Megan Mead

Teaching Lab Manager
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Lauren Miller

Gross Anatomy Lab Assistant
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Mike Olson

Fabrication Technician
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Ruth Bakker

ARC Manager & Attending Vet
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Cindy Brodsky

Grant Specialist II
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Shylah Brooks

Laboratory Animal Technician
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Marc Guilford

Human Subjects Director
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Jennifer Lindblom

Senior Secretary-ARC
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Gina Mockler

Assoc AD, Business and Finance
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Kevin OKelley

Assist VP, Research Compliance
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Scott Pottorff

Safety Officer
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Melinda Robinson

Dir, Sponsored Programs
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Linda Rupp

Program Assistant I

Known for Excellence

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DEPARTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers connected to the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences.
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Center for Brain and Behavior Research

The Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe) promotes outstanding training of research students and fellows, feeding the pipeline of creative independent scientists in the fields of neuroscience and behavioral science.

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Mentorship Unlocks Opportunity

Enhance your learning experience through research opportunities and improve your chance at getting a residency match. More than half of the faculty members in our division are actively engaged in scholarly and research activities, and they are committed to bringing students into that experience.