Branch Genomics: Mixing the Old and New Branch Generations

A meeting to honor ASM 40-50 and 60+ Year Branch members and our Branch Emeritus Members, with a focus on how Microbiology and the Branch has evolved  over the last 60 years, and ending with a presentation on the Future Branch Leaders by presenting the activities and research interests of our current Student Chapter Members

5:00-6:00 pm – Complimentary reception

6:00 to 6:20   The Branch and Microbiology in the period 1950 to 1976 followed by recognition of the 4 groups 60,50,40+ and Branch Emeritus Members
James Poupard, PhD, Pharma Institute of Philadelphia 

6:20 to 6:30  View of Changes in Microbiology at Temple – then & now
Toby K. Eisenstein, PhD,  Professor of Microbiology and Immunology,  Temple University School of Medicine

6:30 to 6:40  Clinical Laboratories Microbiology –  then & now
Olarae Giger, PhD,  Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory,  Lankenau Hospital

6:40 to 6:50  Changes in Microbiology Education – then & now
Bobi McHale, Gwynedd Mercy University

6:50 to 6:55  The Branch Student Chapter
Simon Knight, PhD,  University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

6:55 to 7:05  N. Sullivan– Future Branch Leaders – The Branch Student Chapter 
Neil Sullivan, Drexel University

7:05 to 7:35  Coffee, desert & photos –  meet and mingle with the honorees 

Meeting Location

Thomas Jefferson University
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust St)
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Discounted Parking at the garage on 11th and Locust Street
(Entrance on 11th Street under the Hamilton Building)