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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Basic Biomedical Sciences Division

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William Mayhan, Dean
Steven Waller, Associate Dean and MD/Ph.D. Academic Coordinator
Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences
Lee Medical Building
(605) 658-6400




Kathleen Eyster, Endocrinology and Intercellular Communication
Gina Forster, Adaptive / Maladaptive Motivational Stress States
Barbara Goodman, Science and Health Education
Joyce Keifer, Neuroscience, Adaptive Motor Control, Learning and Memory
Douglas Martin, Control of Blood Pressure, Hypertensive and Environmental Interactions
Robin Miskimins, Myelin Gene Expression
Robert Morecraft, Limbic System and Motor Recovery Following Brain Damage
Xuejun Wang, Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Disease
Keith Weaver, Microbial Genetics, Plasmid Replication, Inheritance and Horizontal Transfer

Associate Professors:

Brian Burrell, Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
Paul Bunger, Dean of Medical Student Affairs
Michael Chaussee, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacterial Pathogenesis
Victor Huber, Immunology
Curtis Kost, Jr., Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology and Pharmacology
Yi-Fan Li, Neurohumoral Control of Cardiovascular Functions
William Percy, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Gut Motility, Absorption / Secretion
Khosrow Rezvani, Protein Quality Control
Elizabeth Rucks, Immunology and Cell Biology
Samuel Sathyanesan, Systems Physiology/Neuroscience
Steven Waller, Associate Dean of Basic Biomedical Sciences
Hongmin Wang, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Michael Watt, Neuroendocrinology of Adaptive and Maladaptive Social Behavior
Gerald Yutrzenka, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Assistant Professors:

Lee Baugh, Neuroscience
Dan Bird, Microbiology
Manas Das, Anatomy and embryology
Scott Druecker, Anatomy and Physiology
Jane Gavin, Anatomy and Physiology
Pasquale Manzerra, NMDA Receptor-mediated Intracellular Signaling
Lisa McFadden, Neuroscience
Scot Ouellette, Immunology and Microbiology
James Scott Pattison, Protein Quality Control
Zhaoqing Zheng, Human Physiology, Experimental Physiology and Neurosciences


Denise Arrick, Anatomy and Physiology
Stephen Bambas, Anatomy and Physiology
Gerald McGraw, Anatomy and Physiology
Dayalan Sampath, Research Instructor
Kelsey Stevens, Anatomy and Physiology

The Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences of the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota provides a variety of course and program offerings at the undergraduate, professional and graduate levels. The goals of the Division are: (1) outstanding teaching of anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, and physiology and pharmacology, (2) faculty research, (3) training of graduate and undergraduate students in research, and (4) public service. In the rapidly changing fields that encompass Basic Biomedical Sciences, we believe outstanding teaching can best be accomplished by outstanding faculty researchers and educators. Undergraduate courses offered by the Division cover many sub-disciplines of Basic Biomedical Sciences. The primary goal of each undergraduate course is to provide students interested in biomedical or health sciences a suitable base of knowledge for their future

The Division also has a graduate program leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Basic Biomedical Sciences.


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