Ohio Branch ASM

Spring Meeting 2015

When?
April 17-18
Where?
Lorain County Community College
Spitzer Conference Center
1005 N Abbe Rd
Elyria, OH 44035
Spitzer Conferencee Center
 
Travel to Elyria and LCCC
Driving Directions to Lorain County Community College
Campus Map and Parking Information – Parking is free: Lots 4 and 5 are closest to the Spitzer Conference Center
Lodging Information
Restaurant Information
What?
Social Time
Keynote Lecture
ASM Branch Lecture
Symposium - Environmental and Applied Microbiology
Symposium - Pathogenic and Clinical Microbiology
OBASM Business Meeting
Student Poster Presentations
Student Podium Presentations
Panel Discussion - Careers in Microbiology
Vendor Displays
Banquet and Student Awards Presentation
How?
Do I register for the meeting?

Program Schedule

Friday, April 17 (evening)

6:00 - 7:00

Registration, Poster Setup and Social: Spitzer Conference Center Culinary Arts Area (next to the Grand Room)

 

7:00 - 7:15

 

Welcome Statement

 

 

 

Marcia Ballinger
Provost of Academic Affairs and Learner Services
Lorain County Community College

 

7:15 - 8:00

 

Keynote Lecture: Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room

“Zombies, Ebola, and More, Oh My!”

 

 

 

Christopher Woolverton
Environmental Health Sciences
College of Public Health
Kent State University

 

8:00 - 9:00

 

Social: Spitzer Conference Center Culinary Arts Area

           

Saturday, April 18

 

7:30 - 8:30

 

Registration and Social: Spitzer Conference Center Culinary Arts area
Beverage Service
Exhibition/Vendor Setup

 

8:30 - 10:00

 

ASM Branch Lecture: Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room

“Experimental Evolution as a Genetic Tool: Uncovering a Novel Formaldehyde Stress Response”

 

 

 

Christopher J. Marx
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Science
University of Idaho

 

10:00 - 10:30

 

Break: Spitzer Conference Center Culinary Arts Area
Snacks and Beverages Provided

Vendor Showcase

 

10:30 - 12:00

 

Symposia – Concurrent Sessions

 

10:30 - 12:00

 

Session 1: Environmental and Applied Microbiology – Spitzer Conference Center Rooms 207/208
Moderator: Chris Weingart

 

 

 

“Inhibition of Cystic Fibrosis derived pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa by wild bacterial populations”
Hans Wildschutte
Biological Sciences
Bowling Green State University
“A tale of acclimation - tradeoffs of taking the plunge vs. waiting it out”
Cecilia Martinez-Gomez
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Michigan State University
“Anaerobic catabolism of quaternary amines by bacteria and archaea: implications in ecology, evolution, and human health”
DJ Ferguson
Department of Microbiology
Miami University

Session 2: Pathogenic and Clinical Microbiology – Spitzer Conference Center Rooms 214/215
Moderator: Erin Murphy

 

 

 

“Gastrointestinal Microbes - for better or worse”
Narveen Jandu
Biology and Toxicology
Ashland University
“Expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the brain correlates with neurocognitive impairments in HIV+ patients”
Suren Ambegaokar
Department of Botany/Microbiology
Ohio Wesleyan University
“Re-annotating the genome and uncovering the hidden world of Staphylococcus aureus small RNAs”
Ronan Carroll
Department of Biological Sciences
Ohio University

 

12:00 - 1:30

 

Lunch and OBASM Business Meeting – Spitzer Conference Center Room 211

 

 

 

or

Lunch on your own ... see Restaurant Information

 

1:30 - 3:00

 

Student Poster Presentations and Judging – Spitzer Conference Center Common Area
Coordinator: Chet Cooper

Poster Board Dimensions are 40" high x 60" wide
Vendor Showcase

Break: Snacks and Beverages Provided - Spitzer Conference Center Culinary Arts Area

3:00 - 5:00

Student Podium Presentations and Judging – Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room
Moderator: Andrew Greene

5:00 - 6:00

Panel Discussion: Careers in Microbiology – Spitzer Conference Center Rooms 214/215
Moderator: D. J. Ferguson

 

The objectives of this discussion are for students and faculty to ask questions about preparing students for careers in microbiology, for non-academic participants to discuss their needs for microbiologists, and for the panelists to provide their unique insights as resources on this topic.

 

 

 

Christopher J. Marx
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Science
University of Idaho
Brian O'Shea
Senior Biological Safety Officer
Battelle Memorial Institute
Savannah Frank
Director of Product Compliance
Ingredient Innovations International
Kamal Kamboj
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University
Harry Kestler
Department of Biology
Lorain County Community College

6:00 - 7:30

Banquet and Student Awards Presentation - Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room

Meeting Costs


Registration ... fill out and submit the electronic registration form

Deadline for registration with abstract submission and food options is March 27.

Your check payable to OBASM must be received by Friday, April 10, by the OBASM Secretary/Treasurer at this address:

Erin Murphy
Ohio University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
228 Irvine Hall
Athens, OH 45701

Lodging Information

  • Free Lodging for Students Attending OBASM
  • Hotels Near LCCC Campus (Please call ahead to check for availability)

  • Restaurant Information

  • LCCC Area Dining Information

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