About the BioHUB
The University of Memphis is positioned to make extraordinary contributions in Memphis and the surrounding region by enhancing economic impact, creating workforce development opportunities, expanding intellectual capital, encouraging innovation, and serving society.
Imagine restoring relationships strained by diseases such as schizophrenia, autism, and Parkinson's disease through successful therapeutic and implant treatments.
Consider regaining sensory reception and other nerve functions through full nerve regeneration as a result of biomaterials that guide regrowth and development from the inside out.
Envision addressing – and perhaps even preventing – addictive, personal behaviors that threaten our community's future through the successful treatment of anxiety-related disorders.
The University of Memphis has made remarkable strides in these research areas over the last decade. As a result, the University is increasingly recognized as one of America's great metropolitan research universities with faculty members who are fully engaged in cutting-edge research that impacts the lives of those in Memphis, the state of Tennessee and across the globe. The University remains committed to providing the necessary laboratories, facilities, and support infrastructure to advance fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research in biomedical science and behavioral science research.
Strong student enrollment and the development of new curricular programs in the areas of Neurobiology and Materials Science have stretched our current laboratory infrastructure for research and teaching to its capacity. Lack of adequate laboratory space is a significant barrier to both faculty and student recruitment and growth in biosciences research and academic programming; therefore, the University is taking decisive action. The BioHUB provides a four-fold increase in facility capacity and will allow our 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 plague society.