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TWU to host the annual Texas/Missouri Valley Branch meeting
of the American Society for Microbiology Nov. 10 - 12
Texas Woman’s University’s Biology Department
will host the combined meeting of the Texas and Missouri Valley
Branches of the American Society of Microbiology Nov. 10 -
12 on the Denton campus.
faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from Texas, Oklahoma,
Kansas and Nebraska are registered for the conference. The
two-day event will feature student presentations and symposiums
on environmental microbiology, pathogenic mechanisms and antibiotic
resistance. The conference also includes Dr. Michele Swanson
from the University of Michigan as the keynote speaker. Dr.
Swanson will discuss her research on Legionnaires Disease.
“It is a
great honor for the biology department to host this conference,”
Dr. Sarah McIntire, professor and biology department chair,
said. “It is a great opportunity for some of our students
and professors to see and hear what their peers are accomplishing
and to learn about some of the developments in the field of
The American Society
for Microbiology (ASM) is the oldest and largest single life
science membership organization in the world. The ASM’s
mission is to promote research in the microbiological sciences
and to assist communication between scientists, policy makers
and the public to improve health and foster economic well-being.
about ASM can be found at www.asm.org.
For Further Information
Amanda McKeen Simpson
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Tel: (940) 898-3456