Grant Awarded to UC Program Director


Dr. Aida Jimenez Esquilin, Biology Program Director, received notification that her grant from WV Science and Research was awarded. Her proposal was for the purchase of a qPCR Thermal Cycler System to be used in a Research Experience Capstone course.

This highly competitive grant from WV Science and Research was open to all WV higher education institutions, and only seven grants were awarded. 

“UC will receive $19,109 to purchase a qPCR system”, stated Jimenez Esquilin. “It will allow us to do some great quantitative biology research with our students, as well as generate lots of bioinformatics data and be better able to embed more data analytics in our program.”

West Virginia Science & Research is a division of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission.