Student Research

The Musculoskeletal Research Lab Affiliates & Degree-Granting Academic Programs

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Cancer Cell Biology
Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Exercise Physiology
Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Pharmaceutical & Pharmacological Sciences

Student Research Opportunities

INTRO - (Initiation to Research Opportunities)

First Year Medical Students submit applications to WVCTSI
8 weeks paid - $4000

RAP - (Research Apprentice Program)

Undergraduate freshman or sophomores
Paid via federal work-study funds or course credit

SURE - (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience)

Undergraduates interested in graduate school

INBRE – (Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence)

NON WVU or Marshall students enrolled full-time at a WV-INBRE participating school
Priority for biomedical sciences students
$4500 stipend paid via an NIH (NIGMS) Grant
Mentored summer research project lasting 9 weeks
For more information contact Dr. Mangiarua (304) 696-6211 or

MD/PhD Summer Research Internship

For students interested in pursuing a career as a physician-scientist
$3500 stipend
Mentored summer research project lasting 8 weeks
Travel assistance, clinical shadowing in your area of interest, flexible start date
For more information contact Connor Ferguson

WVU Cancer Institute Summer Undergraduate Cancer Research Program

Open to full-time sophomore and junior undergraduate students enrolled in a US university or college
Geared toward students who want to pursue careers in cancer research
$4000 stipend provided to the student and an additional $1000 to the host lab to cover project expenses
Program lasts 10 weeks, beginning the day after Memorial Day
For more information contact Dr. Alexey Ivanov

Student Placements

Harvard University
Leibniz University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
California University
NC State University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Cambridge
LORD Corporation
University of Maryland
Precision NanoSystems Inc.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Current Government Partners

U.S. Army CCDC

Current Industrial Partners

Cardno Chemrisk
RJ Lee Group
Figure Engineering
NanoBioFab, Inc.