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BSC Professor Receives WV-INBRE Grant for Biomedical Research Laboratory Enhancements

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    Wednesday, February 15 2012
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dr tesfaye belay(Bluefield)—An equipment grant totaling nearly $30,000 will permit Bluefield State College to enhance its biomedical research laboratory. BSC Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Tesfaye Belay wrote the grant, which was funded from the West Virginia IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE).

"The equipment will have a very positive impact on the research and teaching capabilities within the School of Arts & Sciences," Dr. Belay noted, "and it will improve the preparedness and competitiveness of our students to pursue graduate studies."

The College's biomedical research laboratory has been strengthened in recent years through several grants from WV-INBRE, the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and the National Institute of Health. Bluefield State is now a participant in a statewide higher education research network. "Through our research laboratory, we can now promote basic biomedical research, acquire extramural grant support, and disseminate information on our research findings to the scientific community," Belay observed.