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2015 Van Liere Convocation & HSC Research Day

The annual event will occur on February 26th & February 27th Read More

Biomedical Sciences

Our faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and students who comprise our biomedical research community are committed to excellence in research and graduate education. Read More

Shared Research Resources

Multiple modern core facilities support institution-wide research at WVU. Read More

Student Rec Center

The modern 177,000 square-foot facility includes weight/fitness equipment, courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, squash, and racquetball; six-lane fitness... Read More

Wild and Wonderful

The Outdoor Recreation program includes five main areas – outdoor trips/seminars, community service, a climbing wall, equipment rental, and Morgantown DIY Outdoors. Read More

World Class Kayaking

West Virginia hosts world class Kayaking, white water rafting, and mountain biking. Read More


School of Medicine researchers identify schizophrenia genes

Researchers at the University, in collaboration with an international consortium of geneticists and clinicians from Switzerland, France, Greece and Germany, are working to understand the genetic basis of schizophrenia by sequencing those blueprints of the human genome for individuals diagnosed with the disorder, along with those of his or her healthy parents. They have identified 18 different genes that possibly influence the incidence of schizophrenia.

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On behalf of the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources (Statler) and the School of Medicine (SoM), we are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to stimulate externally funded collaborative biomedical engineering research.

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Autism Brain-Study Underway at WVU

The Center for Disease Control reports that one in 68 children in the U.S. will have autism. That number jumps to 1 in 42 if we’re just talking about boys. And the risk increases if you already a have a child with autism. In West Virginia, new research is underway to try to get at how the autistic mind ticks.

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Our Mission

WVU has a proud history of training graduate students to be successful at the next career level. Outstanding new and established investigators direct relatively small research laboratories populated primarily by graduate students allowing for one-on-one training.

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)