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. – University of South Dakota associate professor of biomedical sciences Lee Baugh, Ph.D., discusses his research into the genetic predispositions involved with post-traumatic stress disorder in the second of a two part series on PTSD on the USD po...
  • Human Functional Imaging Core Callout

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

  • BBS PhD alumnus, Dr. Mark Ranek, who graduated from the lab of Dr. Xuejun “XJ” Wang, was awarded an American Heart Association Career Development grant to aid in his transition from post-doctoral fellow to a faculty position of Research Instructor in the Division of Cardiolo...