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ASM D.C. Branch
Spring MEETING  2024

The Amazing
Microbial World


April 12, 2024 I 10 AM - 4 PM
Howard University
Washington, D.C.

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 providing opportunities for networking and outreach. We are holding the meeting at Howard University.
 Lunch will be served.

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.

Our Program Includes invited and submitted presentations.  

ASM Distinguished Lecturer (invited)

-Howard University Researcher Spotlight (invited)

-Longer Talks (12-15 min, Submitted)

-Lightning Talks (3-5 min, Submitted)

Abstract Submissions:  All are welcome to submit abstracts for talks.  Students (Lightning) and early career scientists (Lightning or Longer) are highly encouraged to submit.  Abstract (max. 250 words) submissions for talks are due by 11:59 pm,  March 15th. Submit your abstract via email to Abstract guidelines can be found here.

ASM DC Branch mugs ($15) and Notebooks ($10) will be on sale at the meeting.


Registration: $15-Professional, $10-Post-doc, $5-Student.
If you are unable to pay for any reason, please let us know (



Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building

Multipurpose Room

2201 George Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20059

Campus Map

Accessible via Metro (Shaw-Howard University).  There are several parking garages in the area.

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Networking/Social Mixer
4-5:30 pm

Panelists Include:

Directly following the meeting we will have a career panel, networking and social mixer
Light beverages and snacks provided.


ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Dr. Joanne Engel

Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine; Director, Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense Program; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Presentation title: 

Bacterial mimicry of viruses.


Howard University Researcher Spotlight

Dr. Courtney Robinson

Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Biology

Howard University

Presentation title: 

Revealing the Genetics of Bacterially Mediated Iodine Transformation in the Subsurface

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