Conversations about Careers in Microbiology

Careers in Academia
Sunday, May 19th
noon - 1pm  Room 703

Gustavo Arrizabalaga
Indiana University SOM

Bernard Arulanandam
U Texas at San Antonio

Steven Daniel
Eastern Illinois University

Avelina Espinosa
Roger Williams University

Maria Esteve-Gassen
Texas A&M University

Rachel Elizabeth Gallery
University of Arizona

Steven Lipson
St. Francis College

Peter Lipke
Brooklyn College CUNY

Shonna McBride
Emory University

Joanna Mott
James Madison U

Scott Pegan
University of Denver

Tara C Smith
University of Iowa

Brenda Anne Wilson
University of Illinois


Careers in Clinical Microbiology
Monday, May 20th
noon to 1 pm in Room 703

Ellen Jo Baron
Director of Medical Affairs
Cepheid

Maggie Cervin, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist; R&D (Expression/Molecular Biology)
DuPont Industrial Biosciences

Leah Cole
Sanofi Pasteur

Gerri Hall, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Susan Harrington
Cleveland Clinic

Philip Mlaker

Mindy Nye PhD, MT(ASCP), D(ABMM)
Vice President & Director
Laboratory Corporation of America

Azra Shahidi PhD, DABMM
Director of Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics,
James J Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Susan E. Sharp Ph.D., DABMM, FAAM
Medical Director, Regional and Hospital Laboratories
Kaiser Permanente - NW

Natalie N. Whitfield, PhD
Clinical Asst Professor-Department of Pathology
University of Arizona

Carol Young
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor
University of Michigan Health System


Careers in Industry
Tuesday, May 21st
noon - 1 pm Room 703

Jamie Bobolis
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Leah Cole
Sanofi Pasteur

Brian Gray PhD
ASERT Postdoctoral Fellow
University of New Mexico

W. R. (Bill) Mahaffey PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Luca Technologies

Daniel Petri
Scientist, Development Group Manager; Animal and Environmental Applications
Dupont Nutrition and Health

Joel R Sevinsky, PhD
Technical Fellow
Ciris Energy

Sheikh Selim
Director of R&D
PHL Associates, Inc.

Thomas R. Shryock, PhD
Senior Research Advisor - Microbiology; Global Regulatory Affairs
Elanco

Laura M. Smoot, Ph.D.
Senior Manager; R&D, Assay Development, Identification
SIEMENS Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.

asm2013

Student and Postdoc asm 2013 Activities

check back often - new information added as it becomes available!

Student & Postdoc Lounge
Room 703 Colorado Convention Center
Open Sunday - Tuesday from 7:00 - 4:00 daily

Stop by in between sessions to get a snack, chat with a mentor, or catch up with friends.

  • asm2013 Orientation. The orientation session will begin promptly at 7:30 am on Sunday, May 19th (with a repeat session at 10:00 am) and will last about 15 minutes. A light breakfast will be served. Learn about how to navigate the meeting and how to dissect the program to ensure you don't miss anything. (Room 703)
  • In-Lounge Advisors.  Over 40 advisors, representing clinical, academic, industrial, and government careers, will be available in the Lounge to meet with you and answer any questions you have about their field, work and more. 

In-Lounge Student and Postdoc Advisor Biographies
   -Advisor Schedule

  • Lunch sessions. The interactive lunch sessions will be held Sunday through Tuesday, with each day focused on a specific career topic. One mentor for that day's field will be available at each table to discuss their experience and answer your questions. Sandwiches will be provided, but you'll need to bring your own drink. (Room 703)

Conversations about Careers in Microbiology: schedule and list of advisors


Mentoring Breakfast
Tuesday, May 21 8-10 am
Centennial Room - Hyatt Regency Denver

Mentoring breakfast with a focus on career transitions and unique career destinations.  See below for mentoring topics and biographies.

asm2013 Mentoring Breakfast Mentor Biographies
   -
Mentor and Table Layout

 

asm2013 Student & Postdoc Programming

 

Visit for the most up-to-date information about student and postdoc activities at asm2013.

Welcome to asm2013! Before the meeting is underway, I want to point out a few items of specific interest to Students and Postdocs.

  • Student and Postdoc Lounge will be located in Room 703 of the Colorado Convention Center. It will be open Sunday through Tuesday from 7 am - 4pm. Stop by in between sessions to get a snack, chat with a mentor, or catch up with friends.
  • asm2013 Orientation. The orientation session will begin promptly at 7:30 am on Sunday, May 19th (with a repeat session at 10:00 am) and will last about 15 minutes. A light breakfast will be served. Learn about how to navigate the meeting and how to dissect the program to ensure you don't miss anything. (Room 703)
  • In-Lounge AdvisorsOver 40 advisors, representing clinical, academic, industrial, and government careers, will be available in the Lounge to meet with you and answer any questions you have about their field, work and more. Make sure to review the schedule and biograpical information available at to see if any of them interest you - there's bound to be at least one person you'd like to chat with! (Room 703)
  • Lunch sessions. The interactive lunch sessions will be held Sunday through Tuesday, with each day focused on a specific career topic. One mentor for that day's field will be available at each table to discuss their experience and answer your questions. Check the for specific topics. Sandwiches will be provided, but you'll need to bring your own drink. (Room 703)

I hope you are able to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Student Membership Committee and get the most out of asm2013. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Mercurio at jmercurio@asmusa.org.

Best,

Wade Bell
Chair, ASM Student Membership Committee

Social Networks

Faculty Advisor Directory

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Alabama State University
Sponsoring Branch: Southeastern
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vida Dennis
Alabama State Univ.
915 S Jackson St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
vdennis@alasu.edu

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Sponsoring Branch: Branch Organization Committee
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Arturo Casadevall
1300 Morris Park Ave.
Forch Building Room 411
Bronx, NY 10461
casadeva@aecom.yu.edu

 

Arizona State University
Sponsoring Branch: Arizona/Southern Nevada
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rajeev Misra

rajeev.misra@asu.edu

 

Auburn University
Sponsoring Branch: Southeastern
Faculty Advisor: Mark Liles
Room 101, Rouse Life Sciences Building
120 W. Samford Ave.
Auburn, AL 36849
lilesma@auburn.edu

 

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Ball State University
Sponsoring Branch: Indiana
Faculty Advisor: Dr. John L. McKillip
Ball State University
Dept. of Biology
Muncie, IN 47306
jlmckillip@bsu.edu

 

Boston Area Student Chapter
Sponsoring Branch: Northeast
Faculty Advisor: Stephanie Mitchell
stephanie.mitchell@tufts.edu

 

Brigham Young University
Sponsoring Branch: Intermountain
Faculty Advisor: William R. McCleary
bill_mccleary@byu.edu

 

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California State Polytech University, Pomona
Sponsoring Branch: Southern California

Faculty Advisor: Wei-Jen Lin
weijenlin@csupomona.edu

 

California State University, Chico
Sponsoring Branch: Northern California
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gordon Wolfe
Dept. of Biological Sciences
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0515
gwolfe2@csuchico.edu

  

California State University, Long Beach
Sponsoring Branch: Southern California
Faculty Advisor: Mason Zhang
csulb.microclub@gmail.com

 

California State University, Northridge
Sponsoring Branch: Southern California
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Larry Baresi
18111 Nordhoff St.
MS 8303
Northridge, CA 91330-8303
larry.baresi@csun.edu

 

California State University, Sacramento
Sponsoring Branch: Northern California
Faculty Advisor: Susanne Lindgren
Dept. BioScience
CSUS
Sacramento, CA 95819-6077
lindgren@saclink.csus.edu

 

Chicago State University
Faculty Advisor: Nadeem Fazal
nfazal@csu.edu

 

Clemson University
Sponsoring Branch: South Carolina
Faculty Advisor: Mike Henson
125 Long Hall
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Clemson, SC 29634
hhenson@clemson.edu

 

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Delta College
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Audra Swarthout
audraswarthout@delta.edu

 

Des Moines University
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Gray
jeffrey.gray@dmu.edu

 

Duquesne University
Sponsoring Branch: Allegheny
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Castric
Dept. Biological Sciences
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
castric@duq.edu

 

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East Tennessee State University
Sponsoring Branch: Kentucky-Tennessee
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Laraine Powers
POWERSL@etsu.edu

 

Eastern Michigan University
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Daniel Clemans
Dept. of Biology
Eastern Michigan Univ
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
daniel.clemans@emich.edu

 

Eastern New York Postdoc Chapter
Sponsoring Branch: Eastern New York
Faculty Advisor: Timothy Sellati
sellatt@mail.amc.edu

 

Eastern New York Student Chapter
Sponsoring Branch: Eastern New York
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen McDonough
kathleen.mcdonough@wadsworth.org

 

Eastern Pennsylvania Student Chapter
Sponsoring Branch: Eastern Pennsylvania
Faculty Advisor: Simon Knight
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
sknight@mail.med.upenn.edu

 

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Georgia Institute of Technology
Sponsoring Branch: Southeastern
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brian K. Hammer
310 Ferst Drive
School of Biology
Atlanta, GA 30332
bhammer@gatech.edu

 

Grand Valley State University
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Aaron Baxter
313 Henry Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
baxteraa@gvsu.edu

 

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Howard University
Sponsoring Branch: Washington, DC
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Broderick Eribo
beribo@howard.edu

 

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Idaho State University
Sponsoring Branch: Intermountain
Faculty Advisor: Dr. G.M. Scalarone
Biological Science
Stop 8007
Pocatello, ID 83209
scalgene@isu.edu

 

Inter-American University, San German Campus
Sponsoring Branch: Puerto Rico
Faculty Advisor: Arlin Toro

 

Iowa State University
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: John Kirby
51 Newton Rd.
bbella@iastate.edu

 

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Juniata College
Sponsoring Branch: Allegheny
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jill B. Keeney
Dept. of Biology
1700 Moore Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
keeney@juniata.edu

 

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Kansas State University
Sponsoring Branch: Missouri Valley
Faulty Advisor: Lynn E. Hancock, PhD
lynnh@ksu.edu

 

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La Grange College
Sponsoring Branch: Southeastern
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Beth Mallory
smallory@lagrange.edu

 

Louisiana State University A & M
Sponsoring Branch: South Central
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Fred A. Rainey
frainey@lsu.edu

 

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Mexican Society for Microbiology
Sponsoring Branch: Texas
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rodolfo Farías Rodríguez
rrfarias@zeus.umich.mx

 

Miami University (Ohio)
Sponsoring Branch: Ohio
Faculty Advisor: Dr Kelly Abshire
abshirk@muohio.edu

 

Michigan State University
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Claire Vieille
vieille@msu.edu

 

Michigan Technological University
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Susan Bagley
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Dow ESE Building, Rm 740
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
stbagley@mtu.edu

 

Mississippi State University
Sponsoring Branch: South Central
Faculty Advisor: Justin Thornton, PhD
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Box GY
Mississippi State, MS 39762
thornton@biology.msstate.edu

 

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Sponsoring Branch: Missouri
Faculty Advisor: David Westenberg
400 W. 11th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
djwesten@mst.edu

 

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North Dakota State University
Sponsoring Branch: Northwest
Faculty Advisor: John McEvoy
john.mcevoy@ndsu.edu

 

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Ohio State University
Sponsoring Branch: Ohio
Faculty Advisor: David Cook
david12288@mac.com

 

Ohio University
Sponsoring Branch: Ohio
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joan Cunningham
60 Irvine Hall
Dept. Biological Sciences
Athens, OH 45701
cunninj1@ohiou.edu

 

Ohio Wesleyan
Sponsoring Branch: Ohio
Faculty Advisor: Laura Tuhela-Reuning
61 S. Henry St.
Delaware, OH 43015
lmtuhela@owu.edu

 

Oklahoma State University
Sponsoring Branch: Missouri Valley
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert V. Miller
bob.miller@okstate.edu

 

Oregon State University
Sponsoring Branch: Northwest
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Linda Bruslind
322 Nash Hall
Dept. of Microbiology
Corvallis, OR 97331-3804
bruslindl@oregonstate.edu

 

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Pennsylvania State University
Sponsoring Branch: Allegheny
Faculty Advisor: Paul Babitzke
203 Althouse
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
pxb28@psu.edu

 

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Quinnipiac University
Sponsoring Branch: Connecticut Valley
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Cuchara
275 Mount Carmel Ave.
EC-BMS
Hamden, CT 06518
lisa.cuchara@quinnipiac.edu

 

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Sponsoring Branch: Theobald Smith Society
Faculty Advisor: Prof Max Haggblom
76 Lipman Dr.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
haggblom@aesop.rutgers.edu

 

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Saint Louis University
Sponsoring Branch: Missouri
Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Tavis
Doisy Research Bldg, 6th Floor
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63104
tavisje@slu.edu

 

Sam Houston State University
Sponsoring Branch: Texas
Faculty Advisor: Anne Gaillard
BIO_ARG@SHSU.EDU
argaillard@shsu.edu

 

Shenandoah Valley
Sponsoring Branch: Virginia
Faculty Advisor: Robyn Puffenberger
402 E. College Street
Dept. of Biology
Bridgewater, VA 22812
rpuffenb@bridgewater.edu

 

South Dakota State University
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Volker Brozel
volker.brozel@sdstate.edu

 

St. Cloud State University
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Kristin Gulrud
kpgulrud@stcloudstate.edu

 

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Texas Medical Center
Sponsoring Branch: Texas
Faculty Advisor: Bryan Nikolai
nikolai@bcm.tmc.edu
nikolabc@gmail.com

 

Texas State University, San Marcos
Sponsoring Branch: Texas
Faculty Advisor: Stacie A. Brown, PhD
601 University Drive
Supple 358
San Marcos, TX 78666
sb69@txstate.edu

 

Texas Tech University
Sponsoring Branch: Texas
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Randall Jeter
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Box 43131
Lubbock, TX 79409-3131
randall.jeter@ttu.edu

 

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Uniformed Services University
Sponsoring Branch: Washington, DC
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anthony Maurelli
amaurelli@usuhs.mil

 

University of Arizona
Sponsoring Branch: Arizona
Faculty Advisor: Gayatri Vendantam
1117, E. Lowell St. Bldg 90
Room 303
Tucson, AZ 85721
badilla3@email.arizona.edu

 

University of California, Berkeley
Sponsoring Branch: Northern California
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven Lindow
331A Kashland Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
icelab@berkeley.edu

 

University of California, Davis
Sponsoring Branch: Northern California
Faculty Advisor: Mitchell Singer
Dept. of Microbiology
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
mhsinger@ucdavis.edu

 

University of California, Riverside
Sponsoring Branch: Southern California
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wenbo Ma
900 University Ave
Genomics 1234C
Riverside, CA 92521
wenboma@ucr.edu

 

University of Central Florida
Sponsoring Branch: Florida as per Florida councilor
Faculty Advisor: Sean Moore
University of Connecticut
Kathleen Feldman
kafeldman@comcast.net

 

University of Georgia, Athens
Sponsoring Branch: Southeastern
Faculty Advisor: Wendy A. Dustman
204 BioScience Bldg., Dep. Microbiology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
wdustman@uga.edu

 

University of Hawaii
Sponsoring Branch: Hawaii
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hongwei LI
hli@hawaii.edu

 

University of Houston, Downtown
Sponsoring Branch: Texas
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Poonam Gulati
Dept. of Natural Sciences
N819
Houston, TX 77002
gulatip@uhd.edu

 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sponsoring Branch: Illinois
Faculty Advisor: Brenda Wilson
601 South Goodwin Ave.
B128
Urbana, IL 61801
bawilson@life.illinois.edu
sblanke@life.illinois.edu

University of Iowa
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Kirby
john-kirby@uiowa.edu
michael-feiss@uiowa.edu

 

University of Kansas
Sponsoring Branch: Missouri Valley
Faculty Advisor: Scott Hefty
1200 Sunnyside Ave.
Lawrence
, KS 66045
pshefty@ku.edu

 

University of Maine
Sponsoring Branch: Northeast
Faculty Advisor: Anne G. Hanson
244 Hitchner Hall
University of Maine
Crono, ME 04469
anne.hanson@umit.maine.edu

 

University of Maryland
Sponsoring Branch: Washington, DC
Faculty Advisor: Vincent T. Lee
University of Maryland
3114 Bioscience Res. Bldg.
College Park, MD 20742
vtlee@umd.edu

 

University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Sponsoring Branch: Connecticut Valley
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Holden
639 North Pleasant St.
Morrill 203 IV N
Amherst, MA 01003
jholden@microbio.umass.edu

 

University of Michigan, Dearborn
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sonia Tiquia

115F Science Bldg., UM-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearbon, MI 49128
smtiquia@umd.umich.edu

 

University of Minnesota
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Christian Mohr
Dept. of Microbiology
1005 Mayo Bldg.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
mohrx005@umn.edu

 

University of Montana
Sponsoring Branch: Northwest
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mike Minnick
mike.minnick@mso.umt.edu

 

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Sponsoring Branch: Missouri Valley
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul Blum
pblum1@unl.edu

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sponsoring Branch: Arizona/Southern Nevada
Faculty Advisor: Dennis Bazylinski
Dennis.Bazylinski@unlv.edu

  

University of New Hampshire
Sponsoring Branch: Northeast
Faculty Advisor: Jenny Mahoney

jcd25@unh.edu

 

University of North Texas
Sponsoring Branch: Texas
Faculty Advisor: Michael S. Allen
allenm@unt.edu

 

University of Oklahoma
Sponsoring Branch: Missouri Valley
Faculty Advisor: Paul Lawson

paul.lawson@ou.edu

 

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Faculty Advisor: Maribel Irizarry
mary_bade@hotmail.com

 

University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
Sponsoring Branch: Puerto Rico
Faculty Advisor: Felix Castrodad
felix.castrodad@upr.edu

 

University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus at San Juan
Faculty Advisor: Guillermo Arbana
Microbiology Chapter of the Medical Sciences Campus (MC-MSC) Medical Main Building 3rd Floor, A-373 Microbiology Department
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

 

University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
Faculty Advisor: Jose G. Arbelo-Garcia
josearbelo@upr.edu

 

University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon
Sponsoring Branch: Puerto Rico
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dianedis Toro
Dept. of Biology
#170 Carr. 174 Parque Industrial Minillas
Bayamon, PR 00959
dianedis.toro@upr.edu

 

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Faculty Advisor: Magaly Zapata Lucca
218 Calle Post Sur
Mayaguez, PR 00680

 

University of Sciences in Philadelphia
Sponsoring Branch: Eastern Pennsylvania
Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Johnson
j.johnson@usp.edu

 

University of South Florida
Sponsoring Branch: Southeastern
Faculty Advisor: Valerie Carson
4202 E. Fowler Ave
ISA 2015
Tampa, FL 33620
vcarson@usf.edu

 

University of Texas, El Paso
Sponsoring Branch: Rio Grande
Faculty Advisor: Rosa Maldonado
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Biosciences Bldg., Rm 5.132
El Paso, TX 79968
ramaldonado@utep.edu

 

University of Washington
Sponsoring Branch: Northwest
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Chandler
msc@u.washington.edu

 

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Bonnie Bratina and Sue Anglehart
3029 Cowley Hall (BB)
Dept. of Microbiology
La Crosse, WI 54601
bratina.boni@uwlax.edu
anglehar.suza@uwlax.edu

 

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Karen Wassarman
wassarman@bact.wisc.edu

 

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Sponsoring Branch: North Central
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Toivo Kallas
kallas@uwosh.edu

 

University of Wyoming
Sponsoring Branch: Rocky Mountain
NO FACULTY ADVISOR
astephe6@uwyo.edu

 

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Virginia Tech University
Sponsoring Branch: Virginia
Faculty Advisor: Ann M Stevens and Birgit Scharf
Life Sciences 1
Washington St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
ams@vt.edu

 

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Wagner College
Sponsoring Branch: Branch Organization Committee
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Bobbitt
Kbobbitt@wagner.edu

 

Wayne State University
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Dr Judith Whittum-Hudson
jhudson@med.wayne.edu

 

Western Kentucky University
Sponsoring Branch: Kentucky/Tennessee
Faculty Advisor: Rodney King
rodney.king@wku.edu

 

Western Michigan University
Sponsoring Branch: Michigan
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Silvia Rossbach
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5410
silvia.rossbach@wmich.edu

Institutional Student Member Rate

Professors, department chairs, mentors, or anyone working with students can purchase four student memberships for the price of three, or for $15 each - a discount of $5 per student membership.

1) Print and distribute the student applications

2) Print and complete Faculty Data Form and include payment information.  PLEASE NOTE:  To minimize overhead costs for ASM, thereby permitting the reduced price memberships, only one payment transaction will be accepted for each group of applications.  If the institution is not paying the reduced membership fees, please collect the funds from the individual students and send one check or credit card payment.  Any groups that send multiple checks will be asked to provide a single payment which may cause delay in processing.

3) Return student applications and payment form to ASM by mail:

Renee Hunter
American Society for Microbiology
1752  N St, NW
Washington, DC 20036

by fax:  (202) 942-9346 or by email: rhunter@asmusa.org

 

Student and Postdoctoral Chapter Support Funding Guidelines

Student and Postdoc Chapter Funding Proposal Form

 

Introduction

The ASM Student and Postdoctoral Chapter Support Program provides up to $300 in funding per calendar year for each Student and Postdoctoral Chapter. The goals of the program are to

    • Increase collaboration between Branches and Chapters
    • Strengthen the relationship between ASM and Chapters     
    • Facilitate student and/or postdoctoral-based microbiology-related programs and events at the university level
    • Fund activities within Chapters

The Student and Postdoctoral Chapter Support Program is administered by the Branch Organization Committee (BOC), which is composed of the Committee Chair and seven Regional Planning Coordinators (RPCs), who oversee the activities of the Branches and Chapters in their respective regions. All Chapter Funding Proposals will be reviewed by an RPC or the BOC Chair, and only approved proposals will be funded. Funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, until all available money is awarded.

 

Funding Application Process

Chapters wishing to apply for funding must complete the following steps:

    1. Complete a Funding Proposal Form, indicating Chapter name, amount requested, short description of proposed activity, and Faculty Advisor name and contact information
    2. Obtain approval signature from Faculty Advisor
    3. Submit completed form to ASM HQ* for final routing to RPC

 

Upon receipt of completed proposal forms, ASM HQ Staff will do the following:

    1. Route the proposal form to the appropriate RPC for review/approval
    2. Inform local Branch about proposed Chapter activity
    3. Process approved proposals and send funding letters and checks to contact names indicated on proposal forms; RPCs and Branches will be copied on funding letters

 

*ASM HQ Address for Submitting Proposals:

Attn: Anne Dempsey

E-mail Submission Preferred: adempsey@asmusa.org

Regular Mailing Address: c/o ASM; 1752 N Street, NW; Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-942-9346

 

Reporting Requirements

Each Student and Postdoctoral Chapter must submit an Annual Report to ASM HQ that includes a short report on the funded activity (it will not be necessary to document expenditures in detail). Annual Reports are due to ASM HQ by April 15th. A Call for Reports will be sent in early February.  Note – If a Chapter conducts an activity with a local Branch, the Branch may also request a short report on the funded activity for its Branch Annual Report.

 

Click Here to Access the Student and Postdoc Chapter Funding Proposal Form

 

 

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