Research & Internships


The College of Science encourages institutional partnerships for research on the development of improved models for teaching, learning and cross-disciplinary integration of science, mathematics, and technology and the understanding of their impact on society.

CDDC – Cell Differentiation and Development Center

The Cell Differentiation and Development Center is an inter-disciplinary aimed at increasing institutional research capacity at Marshall University. The products and outcomes of this venture will be applied to further technology-based economic development in Huntington, Cabell county and the surrounding area.

Dr. Victor Fet – Scorpiology

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Dr. Philippe Georgel – Effects of chromatin on nuclear functions

Research in Dr. Georgel’s laboratory is centered on the effects of chromatin on nuclear functions, with an emphasis on transcription regulation. It has long been established that both chromatin remodeling and the equilibrium between chromatin folding and unfolding act as regulating mechanisms of gene activation or repression. We recently designed a method that allows us to make physical measurements of defined chromatin fragments directly cleaved from the genome. The results strongly suggested that the textbook dogma linking chromatin condensation with gene repression and unfolding with transcription activation was not necessarily true for all genes, and may need to be revised.

Dr. Peter Saveliev – Digital Image Analysis

Dr. Peter Saveliev’s research is in digital image analysis. For this purpose, I use the techniques of algebraic topology, especially homology theory. The applications are: image enhancement, image matching, search, and retrieval, tumor detection and other computer aided diagnosis, evaluation of the strength of a bone or other porous material, surveillance and other motion tracking tasks, and much more.

Dr. Jagan Valluri – Cell and Space Biology

Dr. Jagan Valluri’s research centers around the effects of microgravity on biological systems; however, studies that are underway range from stem cell research in microgravity to the effects of microgravity on anti-tumor natural products.

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