ASM Branches

ASM Branches Offer:

  • Local scientific meetings.
  • Outstanding lectures by ASM Distinguished Lecturers and other speakers.
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with colleagues in your scientific discipline.
  • Forum for students, postdocs and early career scientists to present their research.
  • Branch Councilors serve on the ASM Council on Microbial Sciences.


Get Involved With Your Local ASM Branch

Interested in supporting ASM’s mission to promote and advance the microbial sciences in your local community?  Consider joining a Branch in your area! Branches serve students, postdocs, early-career and established scientists by providing professional development, leadership and mentoring opportunities.

ASM Branch dues support local Branch activities. Questions? Contact: branchactivities@asmusa.org

Join an ASM Branch and get involved locally.

Locate Your Branch

Map of the United States indicates which states are associated with which region. See below for details about branches.

Branches

Region 1

Connecticut Valley

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts (zip codes 01000-01699)
  • New Hampshire (zip codes 03400-03499 and 03600-03799)
  • Rhode Island

Eastern New York

  • New York (zip codes 12000-12499, 12700-12999 and 13300-13399) 
  • Note: New York Zip Codes 13000-13299 and 13400-13999 are currently unassigned; since these areas are somewhat equidistant from either the Eastern New York (Region 1) or Western New York (Region 3) Branches, individuals in those zip code areas are welcome to participate in/join either or both Branch(es). 

Branch President: William Wolfgang 

New York City

  • New York (zip codes 00500-11999 and 12500-12699)                  

Branch President: Gregory J. Berry

Northeast 

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts (zip codes 01700-02799 and 05500-05599)
  • New Hampshire (zip codes 03000-03399, 03500-03599, and 03800-03899) 
  • Vermont      

Branch President: Stefan Riedel 


Region 2

Eastern Pennsylvania

  • Delaware
  • New Jersey (zip codes 08000-08499)
  • Pennsylvania (zip codes 17000-17199, 17300-17699, and 17800-19699) 
Branch President: Michelle Kutzler 

Maryland

  • Maryland (All zip codes except 20700-20999)       
Branch President: Jennifer Kerr

Theobald Smith Society, New Jersey

  • New Jersey (All zip codes except 08000-08499)          
Branch President: Valerie Carabetta

Virginia

  • Virginia (All zip codes except 22000-22399)
Branch President: Richard Juneau

Washington, DC

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland (zip codes 20700-20999)
  • Virginia (zip codes 22000-22399) 
Branch President: Kileen Shier

Region 3

Allegheny

  • Pennsylvania (zip codes 15000-16999, 17200-17299, and 17700-17799)
  • West Virginia            
 Branch President: Sarah J. Swerdlow      

Indiana

  • Indiana
Branch President: Timothy A. Johnson

Kentucky-Tennessee

  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
Branch President: Jennifer Gaddy

Michigan

  • Michigan    
Branch President: Paul ("Skip") Price

Ohio

  • Ohio             
Branch President: D. J. Ferguson

Western New York 

  • New York (zip codes 14000-14999) 
  • Note: New York Zip Codes 13000-13299 and 13400-13999 are currently unassigned; since these areas are somewhat equidistant from either the Eastern New York (Region 1) or Western New York (Region 3) Branches, individuals in those zip code areas are welcome to participate in/join either or both Branch(es).        
Branch President: Oscar Gomez

Region 4

Florida

  • Florida (zip codes 33000-33499, 33900-34199, and 34900-34999)               
Branch President: Julie Torruellas Garcia

North Carolina

  • North Carolina         
Branch President: Brandon L. Garcia

Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists)

  • Puerto Rico           
Branch President: Eileen Ruíz

South Carolina

  • South Carolina           
Branch President: Steven Fiester

South Central

  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi       
Branch President: Justin A. Thornton

Southeastern

  • Alabama
  • Florida (zip codes 32000-32999, 33500-33899, 34200-34299, 34400-34499 and 34600-34799)
  • Georgia      
Branch President: Marina Eremeeva

Region 5

Alaska

  • Alaska
Branch President: Mario Muscarella
 

Illinois (Illinois Society for Microbiology, Inc.)

  • Illinois         
Branch President: Erin McElvania


Missouri

  • Missouri     
Branch President-elect: Pamela Brown 


North Central

  • Iowa 
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin         
Branch President: Shannon Hinsa-Leasure
 

Northwest

  • Idaho (zip codes 83500-83599 and 83800-83899)
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • British Columbia, Canada           
Branch President: Jay Mellies

Region 6

Missouri Valley

  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma  
Branch President-elect: Elizabeth Rucks 

Rio Grande

  • New Mexico
  • Texas (zip codes 79800-79999 and 88500-88599)                 
Branch Secretary: Maria Castillo

Rocky Mountain

  • Colorado
  • Wyoming    
Branch President: Brad Borlee

Texas

  • Texas (All zip codes except 79800-79999 and 88500-88599)
Branch President: Kelli Palmer
 

Region 7

Arizona/Southern Nevada

  • Arizona
  • Nevada (zip codes 88900-89199)   
Branch President: Amy Stone       

Hawaii

  • Hawaii
Branch President: Paul Fox

Intermountain

  • Idaho (zip codes 83200-83499 and 83600-83799
  • Nevada (zip codes 89300-89399)
  • Utah             
Branch President: Daniel Clark

Northern California

  • California (zip codes 93600-96599)
  • Nevada (89400-89899)  
Branch President: Rick Danielson

Southern California

  • California (zip codes 90000-93599)
Branch President: Jennifer Dien Bard