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The West Virginia University Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) supports broad-based research across over 50 laboratories housed in modern research facilities. The mission of the BRNI is to advance knowledge in basic and translational neuroscience through team-based interdisciplinary research in the following focus areas: sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; neural injury, including stroke; neurodegeneration; and neuropsychiatric diseases. The BRNI offers state-of-the-art technical capabilities and techniques such as genomics, non-linear optical microscopy, transgenic animal and microarray facilities, three-dimensional tissue analysis, and human neuroimaging using high field MRI and combined PET/CT imaging. These capabilities are supported by a CoBRE grant from the National Center for Research Resources/NIH as well as by institutional resources.
West Virginia University (WVU) is a comprehensive, land grant university with 14 colleges and schools offering 341 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and an enrollment of 28,776 students, including almost 7,000 professional and graduate students. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health. Recent expansion at the Health Sciences Center includes two new research buildings, which collectively provide approximately 200,000 sq. ft. of additional research space to accommodate our growth in research programs and core facilities. WVU recently achieved a rating of R1: Doctoral Universities, the highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
With a population of over 75,000 (including surrounding areas), Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S., with an affordable cost of living, excellent schools, ample job opportunities, a picturesque countryside, and many outdoor recreational opportunities.