Female student working with a child at NMU's BEAR Center

Behavioral Education, Assessment & Research (BEAR) Center

The Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center is a university clinic and research facility overseen by the Department of Psychological Sciences. The BEAR Center seeks to provide behavior and learning support for multiple members of the community, including children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or traumatic brain injury.

BEAR Center Information


Beaumier Heritage Center

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center

The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center is a historical museum and educational facility on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The mission of the U.P. Heritage Center is to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula through an active slate of exhibitions and engaging public programs for the whole region.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Information


Students working in the CABIN lab

Cognitive-Affective Behavior Integrative Neuroscience (CABIN) Lab

The CABIN lab studies affective processing—especially aspects of affective processing that concern its interaction with cognition—integrating across behavioral and brain imaging measures (e.g., EEG/ERP, NIRS, and MRI). At any given time, the lab contains approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate students.

Central Upper Peninsula & NMU Archives

The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives houses the historical records of Northern Michigan University and historical materials documenting the history of the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, including Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties.

Archives Information

Center for Rural Community and Economic Development

The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development at Northern Michigan University will combine research, public service, education, and training to enhance the quality of life, support economic development and improve the delivery of services in the Upper Peninsula and surrounding region.

Center Information

Leonard Fish & Physiological Ecology Lab

The Leonard lab specializes in fish ecology and physiological ecology, though we have been known to wander into related fields of study as well.

Lindsay's Biology Lab

From wrangling dinosaurs or understanding black-capped chickadees to looking at the genomes of loons or traveling to Zambia to conduct field research with African animals, Dr. Lindsay's lab is full of opportunity for undergraduate and graduate biology students.

Neuropsychopharmacology Lab

This lab is dedicated to analyzing the neurological and behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs, particularly those used to treat illness such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

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Stundent working in UMBTC

Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center (UMBTC)

A collaboration between Northern Michigan University and Upper Peninsula Health Systems - Marquette, the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center exists to train the next generation of research and medical professionals, while improving patient outcomes by better understanding how brain cancer works.

UMBTC Information

NMU Museum of Zoology

The Biology Department houses zoological collections that cover the breadth of diversity of the animal Tree of Life, ranging across most major groups of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Established in 1974 by J. Kirwin Werner and Lewis Peters, the museum is an important resource for NMU students and faculty. The collections have particular strengths in the fauna of the Great Lakes Region. They are maintained by faculty curators and student collection managers, and they support teaching and research in the Department and beyond. 

Additional Museum of Zoology Information


Dance Biomechanics Research

Health & Human Performance

NMU Health & Human Performance (HHP) houses the Master of Science in Athletic Training and the Master of Science in Exercise Science. Both programs utilize state of the art research equipment at their facilities in the Physical Education Instruction Facility as well as the community location on W. Washington St. 

Learn more about graduate student research in the exercise science program at the program page.