MIIR is committed to helping prepare the next generation of entrepreneurial researchers who will contribute to advances in human health and the economic growth of our communities.

Institute scientists actively involve investigators at all levels–undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral–in their research.

Working with the directors of the university’s academic programs, the institute’s education coordinator facilitates students’ access to research opportunities in the MIIR labs.


For more information or to inquire about student research opportunities at MIIR, contact:

Sandrine V. Pierre, Ph.D.
Interim Director / Principal Investigator 


Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Medical Student Research Opportunities

West Virginia INBRE Summer Research Program (WV-INBRE)

Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS)

Capstone and Independent Studies Opportunities – Department of Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Research Opportunities – Department of Chemistry