Hemachand Tummala, Department Head
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Avera Health and Science Center 255, Box 2202C
605-688-4236 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, pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, and research institutions as well as regulatory agencies 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 and biomedical sciences. The faculty have been recognized for the use of new teaching methods and technologies to enhance student learning. The department has an active research program in cancer, cardiovascular pharmacology, neuropharmacology, nanotechnology, immunology, and eye diseases. The research expertise in the department includes medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, and pharmaceutics (drug and vaccine delivery systems).
Wenfeng An, Professor and Markl Faculty Scholar
Gudiseva Chandrasekher, Associate Professor
Hesham Fahmy, Associate Professor
Jayarama Gunaje, Associate Professor
Omathanu Perumal, Associate Dean of Research and Professor
Shafiqur Rahman, Professor
Komal Raina, Associate Professor and Haarberg Chair
Joshua Reineke, Associate Professor
Teresa Seefeldt, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor
Hemachand Tummala, Department Head, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Professor