Omathanu Perumal, Department Head
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Avera Health and Science Center 275, Box 2202C
605-688-4745 or 605-688-5598
The department offers a comprehensive Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences that prepares graduates for academic, industry, and research careers. Our graduates are well placed in academic, industry, and research institutions in the US and other countries. In addition to receiving national recognition for their research work, the graduate students are also active in various national scientific organizations.
Our highly dedicated faculty members provide quality education and research training in the pharmaceutical sciences. The faculty have been recognized for the use of new teaching methods and technology to enhance student learning. The department has an active research program in cancer, cardiovascular, neuropharmacology, immunology, and eye diseases. The research expertise in the department includes medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, and drug delivery systems.
Wenfeng An, Associate Professor and Markl Faculty Scholar
Gudiseva Chandrasekher, Associate Professor
Hesham Fahmy, Associate Professor
Xiangming Guan, Assistant Dean for Research and Professor
Jayarama Gunaje, Associate Professor
Omathanu Perumal, Department Head and Professor
Shafiqur Rahman, Professor
Joshua Reineke, Assistant Professor
Teresa Seefeldt, Associate Professor
Hemachand Tummala, Associate Professor