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Residents are exposed to research opportunities, both basic and translational in nature, at the Sanford Children's Health Research Center in Sioux Falls.

The Sanford Children's Health Research Center actively uses interdisciplinary approaches to understand the underlying basis of a wide array of congenital defects and childhood diseases, including:

  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Pediatric brain cancers
  • Cystic kidney disease
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia

The center also includes expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry and genetics.

Core Research Faculty

  • David Pearce, Ph.D.
  • Peter Vitiello, Ph.D.
  • Jill Weimer, Ph.D.
  • Da Qing Yang, Ph.D.