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BSC Students and Faculty Members Take Part in 2011 INBRE Summer Research Symposium

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    Monday, August 08 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103

(Bluefield)—Bluefield State College students Erin Jones, Jennifer Johnson, Stanley Morin, Sasha Morin, and Christina Sargent and faculty members Dr. David Haus and Dr. Tesfaye Belay represented the College at the 10th annual IDeA Network Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) of West Virginia at Marshall University, July 27-28.

The biomedical research of the five Bluefield State College students was featured during the poster sessions at the symposium. At the meeting, the students exchanged information with other microbiologists and gained insight across a variety of scientific disciplines. "The symposium gave our students an opportunity to interact with other outstanding undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students who share their interest in the sciences," Dr. Belay observed.

During the symposium, Dr. Haus, Dean of the BSC School of Arts and Sciences, joined the WV-INBRE Steering Committee as a senior administrative official from the College. The WV-INBRE Steering Committee is composed, in part, of the major primary undergraduate institutions' (PUI) research award project investigators. Dr. Belay, BSC's project investigator of the WV-INBRE grant and the students' mentor, presented a seminar on his research progress, student involvement, and milestone achievements of research at the College.

"The students and the School of Arts and Sciences at Bluefield State College truly appreciate the financial support of WV-INBRE, and WV Space Grant Consortium/NASA WV EPSCoR, which made it possible to attend the symposium," Belay commented.