The Biomedical Sciences program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is pleased to offer state-of-the-art facilities to support research at the University. These include the following facilities:
Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center – This stunning $48-million-dollar, 20,000-square-foot building houses the facilities mentioned below (with the exception of the TGRI) is home to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. This is where most faculty are housed and the majority of research and courses in the program take place.
Animal Resource Core Facility – The mission of the Division of Animal Resources is to provide professional animal support services to the faculty, staff and students at Marshall University.
Flow Cytometry Core Facility – provides the use of a state of the art BD FACSAria cell sorter capable of 11 parameter analysis.
Genomics Core Facility – provides access to a variety of instrumentation to aid in the analysis of gene expression, both on individual genes and on a genomic scale.
Molecular and Biological Imaging Center – Marshall University has available to all M.U. faculty, staff, and students excellent microscopy facilities, including: confocal laser scanning, scanning electron with x-ray analysis, atomic force, high resolution fluorescence, and differential contrast optics with both tunable and standard filters.
Nutrition & Cancer Center – West Virginia has one of the highest cancer rates in the country, and up to one-half of all cancers are directly related to diet. We therefore feel this center is of great importance to Marshall University and West Virginia. The center is supported by a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence award from the National Center for Research Resources.
Translational Genomic Research Institute – The Charles H. McKown, Jr., M.D. Translational Genomic Research Institute (TGRI) at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center helps enable researchers to rapidly translate genome-based laboratory research into clinical applications that will improve patient care.