ASM Student Symposium

Mark your Calendars! The Eastern NY Branch of the American Society for Microbiology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an ASM Symposium on Friday, May 18th. This is an opportunity for students and postdocs from local institutions to showcase their work and to make connections with other researchers in the microbial sciences. 

The symposium will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and will begin with a Student and Postdoc Poster Session in the Center for Medical Sciences Lobby (1st floor). If you would like to present a poster please send a completed abstract submission form to, no later than 5pm on March 30. Registration is free. Abstracts must be no more than 250 words, on the form please indicate if you would like to be considered for a 15 minute oral presentation.

Abstracts will be judged on the quality and impact of work, with four outstanding submissions being chosen for a 15 minute oral presentation. Both students and postdocs are eligible for the oral presentation. The maximum size for posters is 3 feet x 3 feet. The student and postdoc talks will be held from 12:00 – 1:45pm in the David Axelrod Institute auditorium (120 New Scotland Ave, Albany NY, 12208).


We are also excited to announce:

Dr. Karl Klose (Department of Biology, University of Texas, San Antonio) will deliver our keynote address entitled:

“Rise of the Superbugs: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria”

Dr. Klose is an ASM Distinguished Lecturer, whose research focuses on bacterial pathogenesis. An avid and talented public speaker, he recently presented a TedX talk. If you would like to meet Dr. Karl Klose, stop by the DAI auditorium at 1:45pm. The keynote address will be from 2:00pm until 3:00pm and snacks will be provided.