Thursday, April 04, 2013
OSU in Tulsa hosts American Society of Microbiology annual meeting
Oklahoma State University in Tulsa will host the annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Branch of the American Society of Microbiology at Friday and Saturday at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.
Approximately 80 ASM members from Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma will participate in the conference, which features research presentations by microbiology faculty, post-doctoral students, and graduate and undergraduate students. Award winners will be named on Saturday.
Friday night will feature a branch dinner and a presentation by ASM Distinguished Lecturer Nancy Freitag, Ph.D. Freitag will present "The Listeria monocytogenes Transition from Environmental Bacterium to Human Pathogen" at 7 p.m. in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS. Freitag is a professor of the department of microbiology and immunology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology at OSU-CHS, currently serves as president-elect of the Missouri Valley Branch of ASM.