The Future of Medical Education

Medical Education & Research Institute



MERI is a medical research institution that facilitates state-of-the-art, hands-on educational courses for physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals from across the country and around the world.

Genesis Whole Body Donation Program



Genesis coordinates willed whole-body donation. Donors working with Genesis experience the respect and appreciation deserved by those enabling the critical work of the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI).


The future of medical education

As a non-profit teaching and training bioskills lab, the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) supports essential medical training for the greater good.


The MERI supports state-of-the-art, hands-on educational courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals from across the country and around the world.

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Leave a legacy with whole body donation

The Genesis Program provides an opportunity to make an ongoing contribution to medical science and the education of healthcare providers.

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Pushing the boundaries of the medical industry

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On-Site Bioskills Facility

Our Memphis facility features:

  • A location in the heart of the Memphis Medical District

  • Six bioskills labs for use in education and research

  • An auditorium with seating capacity for up to 85

  • A multi-disciplinary room with seating for up to 65

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Off-Site Course Support

MERI’s Mobile Education Team supports our sponsors anywhere in the continental United States and Canada. We can set up labs in convention centers, surgical facilities, or any other area that provides sufficient space, light and power, and within guidelines of local, state, and federal regulations. 

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Mobile Lab

This state-of-the-art 560 sq. ft. facility can house up to ten stations with our experienced staff providing complete service including set-up, lab support, and clean-up. The fully functional MBL offers the same quality equipment you find at our Memphis location.

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Tissue Distribution

MERI can accommodate any tissue type necessary for your education and research needs. 

Achieving significant results since 1994

through leading medical innovations and state-of-the-art technologies
Learners through the MERI in 2022

Genesis Whole Body Donors make the work of the Medical Education & Research Institute possible. Without whole-body donors, it would deprive our learners of the chance to engage in authentic real-world experiences.

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