An unwavering commitment to bolster research productivity.
The University of Memphis is dedicated to providing the laboratories, facilities,
and infrastructure necessary to advance fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary
research in biomedical science and behavioral science research.
A new century defined by our expanding research agenda.
"The University is increasingly being recognized as one of America's great metropolitan
research universities," said President M. David Rudd. "Our faculty members are engaged
in exciting, cutting-edge research — research that has a profound impact on the lives
of those in Memphis, the state of Tennessee and across the globe. This facility is
an essential part of our effort to grow research capacity to $100 million over the
The BioHUB, a new bioscience research building, will provide modern facilities to
support research in biologic and biochemical research, biomaterial and biodevice development,
and behavioral neuroscience research. It will provide a four-fold increase in facility
capacity and will allow high-performing graduate students and renowned research faculty
to better partner with local and national scientists to advance current responses
to a number of diseases and disorders that affect society.
"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has
thought." -Albert Szent-Gyorgy, Recipient of the 1937 Noble Prize
For more than a decade, the BioHUB has been an essential part of the University's
Campus Master Plan and is a crucial element of its accreditation in 2015. Located
on the eastern-most edge of the main University campus, the BioHUB will be close to
existing laboratories and easily accessible to off-campus, industry collaborators.
The BioHUB will promote advanced, collaborative research, post-baccalaureate training
and undergraduate education.
The construction of the BioHUB is a decisive response by University administrators
that addresses existing campus deficiencies in current research infrastructure and
positions the University faculty to compete more effectively for external funds.