ASM WASHINGTON, D.C. BRANCH
SPRING 2023 MEETING
Local to Global Perspectives
April 21, 2023 | 10am-4pm |@NOVA-Annandale
Join DC area microbial scientists (professionals and students) for an exciting meeting of science and networking!!
This year's Spring meeting is a one day symposium highlighting cutting edge research as well as local outreach efforts and providing opportunities for networking. Our venue this year is the Ernst Center at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus. 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.
Abstract Submissions: All are welcome to submit abstracts for talks. Students and early career scientists are highly encouraged to submit. Abstract (max. 250 words) submissions for talks are due by March 31, 2023; submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are now closed.
ASM DC Branch mugs ($15) and Notebooks ($10) will be on sale at the Meeting.
After the meeting, take a short drive (~7 mi) to Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA. Enjoy a beverage, explore careers in microbiology from our diverse career panel, reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and even learn a little about fermentation!
444 West Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046
4:30 – 5:00 pm attendees arrive.
5:00 – 6:00 pm brewery tours and appetizers
6:00 – 7:00 pm Career Panel, To Post-Doc or not to Post-Doc….or even Ph.D. at all?
Russell Carpenter-Lead Brewer, Solace Outpost
Denise Akob-Research Scientist, USGS & Vice Chair, ASM's Council on Microbial Sciences
Igor Jouline-Professor & ASM Distinguished Lecturer, The Ohio State University
Thomas Jurkiw-Program Officer, Fellowships Office, Policy and Global Affairs, National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Ron Masters-Director, Quest Diagnostics
Carolina Morell-Perez-Program Manager I, ATCC
ASM Distinguished Lecturer
Presentation title: Amino acid sensor conserved from bacteria to humans
Dr. Igor Jouline
Rod Sharp Professor of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology
The Ohio State University
Invited Talks--Representing Universities in the DC Area
Presentation title: Small protein effectors of an alternative sigma factor in S. aureus
Dr. Karl Thompson
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Microbiology
College of Medicine
Presentation title: Branching out: branched-chain amino acids as key metabolites in Staphylococcus aureus physiology and virulence
Dr. Shaun Brinsmade
Department of Biology
Presentation title: Role of Chitinases in modulating biofilms of Francisella
Dr. Monique van Hoek
Interim Associate Chair, Associate Director of Research
School of Systems Biology
George Mason University
Presentation title: Spread knowledge-not germs! Microbial education from Pre-k-college and beyond!
Dr. Karen Bushaw-Newton
Dept of Biology
Co-Lead: NOVA Night of Science
Northern Virginia Community College