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Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology

The Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology provides a variety of programs during the year and serves over 400 active members in the Delaware Valley.

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2018-2019 EPAASM Meeting Schedule Thank you for a great 2018-2019 branch meetings program. The program for 2019-2020 will be posted soon.
EPAASM Student Chapter Facebook Page Student chapter officers created a facebook page
Save the date to attend the 28th annual Philadelphia Infection and Immunity Forum, Friday, December 13, 2019, on the Drexel University campus, Drexel University Papadakas Integrated Sciences Bldg, 21-99 S 33rd Street, Philadelphia
June 10, 2019 Please join us for the Normal Willett Memorial Lecture and 772nd monthly meeting of the EPAASM on June 10, 2019 featuring Patricia Ann Shields, Ph.D., Principal lecturer and active learning coordinator in the Dept of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland. Her talk is entitled "Breaking Las Vegas Syndrome: Using Student Learning to Change the Biology Classroom"
May 20, 2019 Please join us for the annual student organized meeting and 771st monthly meeting of the EPAASM on May 20, 2019 featuring Nels Elde, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah. His talk is entitled "Evolutionary innovations from host-microbe interactions"
April 29, 2019 Please join us for the 770th monthly meeting of the Eastern PA Branch of the American Society for Microbiology on Monday, April 29, 2019. This month's program features Denise Monack PhD from Stanford University. The Monack Laboratory studies the mechanisms of intracellular bacterial pathogenesis.
March 25, 2019 Please join us for the 769th monthly meeting and “Patrick’s Day” of the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology on Monday evening, March 25, 2019. This month's meeting will feature Jorge Henao-Mejia MD, PhD from the Dept of Pathology and Laboratory at the Perelman Sch of Medicine, Univ of Pennsylvania who give the talk "Regulation of host metabolism by the microbiota through high conserved non-coding RNAs. We also celebrate Past President and Temple Professor Patrick Piggot by a whiskey toast (free) during the meeting.

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Established in 1920, the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (EPAASM) is one of the oldest branches of the ASM. It is also one of the most active branches, serving professional microbiologists across Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and South/Central New Jersey.

A very active branch, the EPAASM sponsors several annual events as well as regular monthly meetings. Major annual programs include the Infection and Immunity Forum (focused on microbial pathogenesis) and held in December, and the Annual Symposium (focused on Clinical Microbiology) usually held in November.

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