Graduate Students

Sanford Research has a collegial and collaborative environment ideal for graduate students to complete their thesis projects and develop the scientific, speaking, and writing skills needed for a successful career in science.

Many Sanford Research faculty members hold appointments at the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota (USD) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at South Dakota State University (SDSU). We provide outstanding training opportunities for graduate students in the following programs:

Ph.D. program in Basic Biomedical Sciences (USD)

M.D./Ph.D. Physician Scientist Program (USD)

Ph.D program in Biochemistry (SDSU)

First-year students at Sanford Research rotate in three laboratories to select a thesis advisor, and all graduate students have an opportunity to participate in scientific meetings, outreach activities, career development workshops that enable students to explore science careers, and a student-invited seminar series that brings prominent speakers to Sanford Research. In addition, students enjoy the social community in Sioux Falls, a small city with an abundance of dining, shopping, sporting events, and entertainment.

Faculty Research Interests: 

For more information, please contact Graduate Education.