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Bluefield State College Students and Faculty Member Take Part in the 2010 General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology Held in San Diego, CA

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    Friday, June 04 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

Bluefield State College students Kayla Fazio, Jordan Manns and BSC faculty member Dr. Tesfaye Belay represented the College at the annual General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology in San Diego, May 23-27.  The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science organization in the United States, with more 43,000 members from all around the world.

“This is the second student group from BSC to participate in this prestigious scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences,” noted Dr. Belay, BSC Associate Professor of Biology.  “At the general meeting, the students exchanged information with other microbiologists and gained insight across a variety of scientific disciplines.  The students also visited several exhibit booths and learned more about cutting-edge products and laboratory supplies for their research.”          

The research works are being supported by grants awarded to Dr. Belay by the West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) and VW NASA Consortium.

”The students and the School of Arts and Sciences at Bluefield State College are most appreciative of WV-INBRE student travel awards, WV NASA Consortium, and the School of Arts and Sciences for financial support and making it possible to attend the conference,” Dr. Belay said.