Research Assets

A significant number of new high-tech businesses grow out of research universities and subsequently locate nearby.  Marshall University’s primary opportunities for regional technology-based economic development reside in the university’s regional partners and the following research assets:


State-of-the-art facilities — Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories, Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and Forensic Science Center

Advanced technologies — imaging, genomics, computing, animal care, and flow cytometry

A central platform for academic-corporate biotechnology research partnerships – Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research

Major basic and applied DNA-based research in medical (cardiovascular, cancer and infectious diseases), environmental (water quality) and forensic (human and microbial)

Regional medical center and a unique patient population for clinical trials

Transportation-related research — Nick J. Rahall II Appalachian Transportation Institute with GIS mapping, GPS and intermodal transportation research

Business analysis — Center for Business and Economic Research

Local angel investors and venture capital

Technologies available for licensing

Marshall Research Fact Sheets

Commercialization and Technology Transfer

Health Care Resources

Transportation Logistics and Environmental Resources

Economic Development Resources

Research Infrastructure

Biotechnology Resources