Katherine Lontok


Dr. Katherine Lontok joined the American Society for Microbiology as the Public Outreach Manager in January 2016. At ASM, she works to bring the microbial sciences to adult and youth audiences, as well as enable ASM members to effectively engage in their own public outreach.

Latest from Katherine Lontok

Expansion of Open Data Policy Encourages Reproduciblity and Data Reuse

  • Oct. 3, 2019
On October 3, 2019, ASM is expanding its current open data policy from open access journals to all journals published by the society.

Top 5 Agar Art Tips

  • Sept. 10, 2019
Our top tips to create contest-winning agar art? 5) Get creative with materials. 4) Look at what others have submitted to the contest. 3) Leave time for the unexpected. And more!

Inspiring High School Students' Creativity and Design Thinking with Agar Art

  • Aug. 28, 2019
Danek and Sweeney’s high-school microbiology unit culminates in a creative and unusual final project. Students have to design a living piece of “agar art” showcasing what they’ve learned.

A Petri Dish is Worth 1000 Words: The Lasting Impact of ASM’s Agar Art Contest

  • April 10, 2019
Images used from ASM’s Agar Art contest in various publications amplify the impact of the contest and the message that microbes are beautiful.