Clinical and Public Health Microbiology

​March 22-23, 2019

Join DC area microbial scientists (professionals and students) for an exciting meeting of science and networking!!

​This year's Spring Meeting is a 2-day symposium with day 1 being student-focused and day 2 covering “Clinical and Public Health Microbiology.” Our goal with the 2-day format is to provide different platforms for DC area students and professionals to communicate and learn about important topics in the microbial sciences. To learn more about each section of the meeting use the buttons below. 

Full Meeting
March 23, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

​American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
​1200 New York Ave NW
​Washington, DC 20005

The building entrance is at the corner of H and 12th Streets NW.

ASM Washington, D.C. Branch (DC ASM) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

Note: there will be no on-site registration.

10:00 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Invited and Early Career Talks
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch (provided)
1:00 - 2:30
Invited and Early Career Talks
2:30 - 4:00
Coffee Break/Poster Session
2:30 - 4:00
ASM Distinguished Lecturer

ASM Distinguished Lecture

Lessons Learned from an Accidental Pathogen

Dr. Barbara Kazmierczak
ASM Distinguished Lecturer
Yale University School of Medicine


Invited Speakers

The Public Health Laboratory Response to Ebola

Dr. Anthony Tran


District of Columbia, Department of Forensic Sciences, Public Health Laboratory

Catch me if You Can: The Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae as it Relates to Biological Fitness

Dr. Ann Jerse
​Uniformed Services University

Early Career Speakers

Identification of Candida auris and Other Pathogenic Yeasts by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry of Membrane Lipids

Dr. Lisa Leung
Maryland Department of Health​

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Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors of Borrelia burgdorferi

Dr. S. Stephanie Garcia-Buntley
Uniformed Services University

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Culture aeration alters the role of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa PrrF sRNAs in antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus

Luke K. Brewer
Graduate Student
University of Maryland Baltimore

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Corynebacterium pseudodiphther-iticum exploits Staphylococcus aureus virulence components to compete for the human nasal colonization niche

Britney L. Hardy
Graduate Student
Uniformed Services University

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Early Career Meeting
March 22, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Day 1 of the meeting is student and postdoc focused and organized by the ASM DC Branch Student Chapter from Uniformed Services University. 

  • The vision for the first day is to provide a platform for students from all 4 of the Student Chapters in our Branch and local universities to learn about careers in microbial sciences, network, and present their research. 

  • Dr. Barbara Kazmierczak, ASM Distinguished Lecturer, will give a talk.


​American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
1752 N St. NW 
Washington, DC 20036

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