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Research at JSU

A Top Research University

At Jackson State University, we conduct interdisciplinary research at the undergraduate and graduate levels to creatively address social needs in areas including healthcare, technology, economics, arts & culture, and business. Because of our big ideas and innovative approaches, JSU has been designated a “high research institution (R2)” by the Carnegie Classification.

Through our Office of Research and Economic Development, JSU provides support for research opportunities and helps you bring your work into the world.

Featured Student Researcher

"As a senior biomedical engineering major, I can truly say that I was not only challenged academically, but I also have had the opportunity to positively impact my community."

Hezekiah Williams ’21, Biomedical Engineering

Hezekiah published two biomedical research projects as a student at JSU. What discoveries will you make? Wherever your interests lie, JSU is dedicated to supporting your research explorations.

Featured Faculty Researcher

"I appreciate the constant and strong support I have gotten over the years from the JSU community, whether its people commenting on my research or inviting me to contribute to a joint research project.”

Jian-Ge Zhou, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry,
Physics and Atmospheric Sciences

Our faculty are expert researchers, like Dr. Zhou, who is studying how to improve cancer diagnoses and treatments using artificial intelligence. With the support of faculty, JSU students thrive in the sciences, the arts, and beyond.

Industry Partnerships

There’s a tremendous need for a bigger pipeline of talent...we get that from? JSU.

 Danny White, Honeywell International, Inc

JSU strategically partners with leading corporations, like Honeywell and J.P. Morgan, to support our students from matriculation to graduation and provide excellent career opportunities.



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Research Administration

To really succeed in any area of research, you need supporters who believe in you. JSU’s Office of Research and Economic Development is here to help you with securing funding, finding opportunities, and bringing your work to the public.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIEED) leverages the best of JSU’s STEM, business, and entrepreneurial capabilities to help solve some of society’s most pressing problems. By pairing our researchers with entrepreneurs, designers, and businesses, we help you bring your inventions to life.


Division of Research and Economic Development


Division of Research and Economic Development
Administration Tower, 6th Floor
1400 J.R. Lynch Street,
Jackson, MS 39217-0280