ASM Conference Grant Recipients

July 8, 2020

In response to member feedback about the status of the small conferences, the Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS) launched the ASM Conference Grant Program in 2018 to support members in hosting in-person gatherings and events. The program has provided funds for 44 conferences to date, all benefiting ASM as an organization and its members. COMS is thrilled to support both new and continuing conferences that cover the breadth of microbiology.

April 2020

Mary Allen
Hartwick College
Grant for: Microbiology of Brewing: Cultivating Innovation Through Research

Fatima Aziz
Aga Khan University
Grant for: Real Time Challenges and One Health Concept in Pakistan

Javier del Campo
University of Miami
Grant for: The Future of Microbial Metabarcoding: Bridging the Gap Between Ecology and Evolution using Long-read Sequencing of the Full-length rRNA Operon

William Harcombe
University of Minnesota
Grant for: Microbial Ecology and Evolution 

Shazia Tabassum Hakim​
Dine College
Grant for: Emerging Infections & Tribal Communities: What We Learned from COVID-19 Pandemic?

Marvin Whiteley
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant for: Pseudomonas 2021

October 2019

Amanullah Amanullah
The University of Agriculture Peshawar
Grant for: Beneficial Microbes & Sustainable Crop Production

Bridget Barker
Northern Arizona University
Grant for: International Meeting on Endemic Mycoses of the Americas (IMEMA)

Andrea Gamarnik
Fundacion Instituto Leloir
Grant for: Arbovirus and other Emerging Virus in the Americas (ASM Symposium on Emerging Viruses)

Felicia Goodrum
University of Arizona
Grant for: ASV-Satellite Session: Shaping the Infected Cell Proteome

Craig Phelps
Grant for: NEMPET Meeting

Ann Progulske-Fox
University of Florida
Grant for: Annual Meeting of the Oral Immunology/Microbiology Research Group

Edward Ruby
University of Hawaii-Manoa
Grant for: West Coast Bacterial Physiologists Conference

Mario Santiago
University of Colorado AMC
Grant for: 32nd International Workshop on Retroviral Pathogenesis

Muhammad Sohail
Chughtai Institute of Pathology
Grant for: Biosafety for Biomedicals

Michael Strong
National Jewish Health
Grant for: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria: Expanding our Clinical and Environmental Understanding

Mike Wilkins
Colorado State University
Grant for: Front Range Microbiome Symposium

April 2019

Nichole Broderick
University of Connecticut
Grant for: Conference on Beneficial Microbes

Geraldine Butler
University College Dublin
Grant for: Candida and Candidiasis 2020

Sean Crosson
University of Chicago
Grant for: Gordon Research Conference on Sensory Transduction in Microorganisms (STIM)

Christopher Hayes
University of California, Santa Barbara
Grant for: Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages

Luisa Hiller
Carnegie Mellon University
Grant for: Rust Belt Microbiome Conference

Nancy Lin
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Grant for: Standards for Microbiome Measurements

Kelsey Murray
Western Dakota Tech
Grant for: From the Environment to the Clinic: Identifying & Tracking the Mobilome of Emerging Pathogens

Kim Orth
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Grant for: FASEB SRC on Molecular Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease

Eduardo Robleto
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Grant for: The 63rd Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology

Dean Rowe-Magnus
Indiana University Bloomington
Grant for: 8th International Conference on the Biology of Vibrios

Chris Waters
Michigan State University
Grant for: 27th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting

December 2018

Elizabeth Campbell
The Rockefeller University
Grant for: Gordon Research Conference on the Mechanisms in Microbial Transcription

Alison Criss
University of Virginia
Grant for: 2019 Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting

Cheryl Ingram-Smith
Clemson University
Grant for: Cellular Biology of Eukaryotic Pathogens (CBEP) Meeting

Kalai Mathee
Florida International University
Grant for: 17th International Conference - Pseudomonas 2019

Lauren O'Donnell
Duquesne University
Grant for: Careers in Teaching Academia: Becoming a Virologist at a Teaching-focused Institution

Jennifer Pentz
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant for: Evolution of Complex Life Conference

Tatiana Pinto
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Grant for: ASM Workshop on Science Communication and Outreach

Paul Roepe
Georgetown University (GU)
Grant for: Emerging Artemisinin Resistance (ArtR)

October 2018

Corrie Detweiler and Manuela Raffatellu University of Colorado, Boulder &
University of California, San Diego
Grant for: The First GRC on Salmonella Biology and Pathogenesis

Michael Lorenz
University of Texas McGovern Medical School
Grant for: 17th Annual South Central Medical Mycology Meeting​

Anthony Maurelli
University of Florida
Grant for: Ninth Biennial Chlamydia Basic Research Society Meeting

Ann Progulske-Fox
University of Florida
Grant for: The Mark Wilson Conference 

Sara Tolsma
Northwestern College
Grant for: The Midwest Regional SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Julia Willett
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Grant for: The Minnesota Biofilm Symposium

Wade Winkler
The University of Maryland
Grant for: The 20th Conference on Bacilli and Gram-Postive Bacteria

Kelly Wrighton
Colorado State University
Grant for: Front Range Microbiome Symposium

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