Culver University is a university located in Willowsdale, Virginia, United States, focused on scientific, technological and psychological studies. By the early 2000s, Culver University was the place of employment for Bruce Banner, Elizabeth Ross, Erik Selvig and Jane Foster's father.
In 2003, Bruce Banner alongside General Thaddeus Ross, Elizabeth's father, started a project at Culver University to replicate Abraham Erskine's super soldier formula. After Banner and his lover Elizabeth thought they successfully created the formula, Banner volunteered to become the first test subject, confident that they had succeeded. To their misfortune, the project turned Banner into a huge green monster, which killed several of the university's scientist and caused severe damage to the university.