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Annual Barbecue

Students, staff, and faculty and families welcome our first-year graduate students at our annual barbecue in Krepps Park.

Biomedical Research Building

The new Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Building (four stories) opened in 2008 and features an open laboratory design. Read More

One on One Training

Outstanding new and established investigators direct relatively small research laboratories populated primarily by graduate students allowing for one on one training.

Research Induction Day

Unique to doctoral research training at the national level, this ceremony features second-year graduate students who receive their first laboratory coat from their faculty mentors. Read More

Wild and Wonderful

A picturesque state with abundant outdoor activities. West Virginia hosts world class white-water rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. Read More


WVU’s Li receives Orthopaedic Research Society award

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Dangers and Potential of Nanomaterials Examined

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WVU research could lead to new arthritis treatments

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Prospective Students

Students receive a stipend of $25,000 with full university tuition coverage and WVU student health insurance as financial support.


Why WVU?

Taken to heart is the following quote by Dr. Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief of Science - “The best research advisors provide their students with enough guidance to prevent them from wasting time on nonproductive pursuits, while giving them the freedom to innovate and to learn from their own mistakes.” (On Becoming a Scientist, Science 326 (13): 916, 2009).