BioSystems Networks & Translational Research

Impact Science.

The BioSNTR (bio-"center") is focused on bridging the gap between academia and industry to create a bio-economy in South Dakota through impact science.

The center is a distributed research initiative based on a systems biology approach and translational research model that advances biotechnology. It was developed with funding from the State of South Dakota through a South Dakota Research Innovation Center award and the National Science Foundation (NSF) through an EPSCoR RII Track-1 award. The BioSNTR is currently composed of more than 30 academic researchers utilizing state-of-the-art imaging and bioinformatics. The center is led by an executive team comprised of faculty from the three major research institutions.

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Mission Vision

The BioSNTR enables research, development and education using
state-of-the-art imaging and bioinformatics to accelerate biotechnology.

The BioSNTR advances the frontier of science through a collaborative spirit across disciplines and organizations to tackle ambitious challenges that have a societal and economic impact.

Impact Science

"Impact Science" is the positive results of the collective resources and collaboration of the BioSNTR which include:

Building an environment for biotechnology companies...
state-of-the-art infrastructure and interdisciplinary research teams.

Creating opportunities for the next generation...
STEM education, workforce development, research and training.

Advancing the frontier of science...
new insights, novel approaches, and scientific breakthroughs.

Join Us

If you are interested in becoming a faculty member, utilizing our teams or equipment or collaborating on a project, please contact: BreeAnn Brandhagen, Assistant Director

Contact Us

Supported by South Dakota EPSCoR and the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED), BioSNTR is leading the way to build a biotechnology research community throughout South Dakota.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation/EPSCoR Grant Number IIA-1355423 and by the State of South Dakota. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the National Science Foundation.