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Imaging Core Facilities
Basic Biomedical Sciences 
Lee Medical Building 
414 E. Clark St. 
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The MRI is located at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota. The EEG system is located in the Lee Medical building at USD. These systems are available on a fee-for-service basis to research groups around the university and may be available to external users on a case-by-case basis. In addition, we maintain research participant testing and waiting rooms, as well as participant parking at the Lee Medical building in Vermillion.

Our Facility  

The USD Human Functional Imaging Core is an interdisciplinary unit organized by the Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe). We are dedicated to supporting behavioral and brain research on the structures and functions that underlie cognitive, motor and affective processes. We maintain an environment that will enhance the excellence of research at USD by providing a well-equipped physical facility and appropriate staff support services for investigators conducting human subjects research.

The microscopes in the Imaging Core may be used independently by researchers. For imaging inquiries, contact

Access to the microscopes are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved through the Booked electronic scheduling platform.

USD and USD-affiliated researchers may incur charges for use of the facility. External charge rates may apply for outside entities. Contact for a quote or details about available services.

Our Partners

  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

Equipment and Facility Use

A variety of microscopes are available for use.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in basic biomedical sciences.
Lee Baugh smiling in front of a monitor showing brain research.

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.

Three medicine students looking at a tablet working in the Human Anatomy laboratory.

Human Anatomy Lab

The University of South Dakota’s human anatomy lab offers a cadaver-based experience to undergraduate, graduate, medical and health sciences students. Our lab enables future health care professionals to assist their patients through the mastery of human anatomy.

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