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.