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Applied Microbiology from the Isolate to the Ecosystem

February 21-22, 2020

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

​The Spring Meeting is a 2-day symposium with day 1 being student-focused and day 2 covering “Applied Microbiology from the Isolate to the Ecosystem.” 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. 

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.

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Still interested in seeing the talks, but can't attend in person?

Register to join via webinar by February 20th at 5 pm (~ $3 fee) at Eventbrite

Full Meeting
Full Meeting
February 22, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

​American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)​

802 12th Street Northwest

Washington, DC

AAAS is right next to the Metro Center station and there are a number of nearby parking garages.


Enter the building at the entrance at the intersection of 12th and H street, which is diagonal from the Marriott. 

Keynote Speaker

Climate, Oceans, and the Human Microbiome


Dr. Rita R. Colwell

Distinguished University Professor 

Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

University of Maryland



ASM Distinguished Lecturer

The Sphagnum Phytobiome: A Team of Ecosystem Engineers in Resource Limited Peatlands

Dr. Joel E. Kostka

Schools of Biology and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Georgia Institute of Technology



Invited Speaker

From Bat Swabs to Human Blood: Enrichment Sequencing for Enhanced Detection and Genetic Characterization of Pathogens

Dr. Kimberly A. Bishop-Lilly

Head, Genomics & Bioinformatics Dept.

Naval Medical Research Center


Early Career Speakers

Infection-elicited microbiota enhances colonization resistance 


Dr. Apollo Stacy

IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Mycobacterium tuberculosis mmpL11 is required for plasma membrane homeostasis in lipid-rich conditions

Dr. Ankur Bothra

Visiting Research Fellow

National Institutes of Health

Early Career
Early Career Meeting

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

February 21, 10:30 am to 5:15 pm
  • Join us for a student and postdoc meeting on Friday, February 21st for an excellent opportunity to network and be inspired!

  • The meeting will include:

    • An Imposter Syndrome Workshop presented by Dr. Ericka Boone from NIH

    • 4 early career talks

    • A Career Panel and Q&A with Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Joel Kostka, Dr. Ericka Boone.

    • A presentation by ASM Journals on What's New in Publishing. 

  • Lunch is provided.

Poster Session

  • All poster presenters are asked to hang their posters during check-in from 9:30-10:30 am.

  • The poster session will be held from 2:30 - 4:00 pm.

  • Coffee will be served and a number of exhibitors will be present. 

  • Abstracts for the 30 posters presentations can be downloaded from the link on the right.

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