We are firmly dedicated to the ethical and compassionate treatment of our donors.

As one of the oldest bioskills labs and non-transplant tissue banks in the country we consider it our duty to exemplify the best of our industry.


Thousands of doctors train in Memphis each year on human cadavers

A new medical innovation can go from A to Z of the research and development process without ever leaving the Memphis Medical District.


AATB Protects the Safety of Donated Human Tissue for Research and Education

MCLEAN, Va., April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Advancements in medical education and research rely heavily on the support and generosity of donors who altruistically elect to donate their bodies after death.


MERI, Genesis Foundation Announce Rebrand

Memphis-based Medical Education and Research Institute and Genesis Legacy of Life have announced a rebrand of their services and spaces.


A Different Body of Work Emerges For The Hereafter

With the cost of traditional casket funerals rising to an average of $9,000 or more, many people are choosing less expensive options like cremation and donating their bodies to science. Numerous “green” options for cremated remains such as biodegradable urns or even using ashes for tree planting, use in rebuilding coral reefs, for stones for jewelry or for tattoos and portraits are gaining popularity.




MERI Hosts Emergency Training for First Responders

More than two dozen Shelby County first responders had a chance to learn advanced techniques this week, thanks to a partnership between the Medical Education and Research Institute and the Shelby County Fire Department.



Preparing for the Future

The Genesis Program was recently featured on WKNO’s Best Times.


AANS appoints Dr. Frederick Boop president — 7 highlights

Frederick A. Boop, MD, will serve as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' new president.


Tony Bernil Joins Medical Education and Research Institute as Operations Manager

MEMPHIS, TN (July 11, 2016) The Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI) is pleased to announce Tony Bernil has joined the team as Operations Manager.


Anne Jones Joins MERI 

The Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI) is pleased to announce an addition to their team with the recent hire of Anne Jones who will serve as Marketing Specialist. 


Honoring Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., M.D. – An Icon in the Field of Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy

The neurosurgical and neuroanatomical worlds have lost an icon in their fields. The emotion that this loss evokes is similar to what was conjured by Antony as he eulogized Brutus and resonates on this sad occasion: 


MERI Trains First Responders for Ebola Readiness

During a training session conducted by a certified industrial hygienist, first responders learned step by step the procedures for putting on – and taking off – protective suits, gloves, boot coverings, face masks and splash shields in the event they have to come in contact with a person who may have Ebola.


First responders trained on Ebola safety in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- "We have to make sure there's no skin exposed," Lloyd Kimble said.


Training Ground

Saving lives mission critical at Medical Education & Research Institute


Editorial: MERI Helping City Address Big Problem

In the alphabet soup of acronyms that sometimes define to the public any organization with lots of moving parts, the Medical Education and Research Institute – or MERI – may be just another set of letters to some.


Owens Named MERI Executive Director

Jason K. Owens has been named executive director of the Medical Education & Research Institute.