2019 NC ASM Branch Meeting

North Carolina American Society for Microbiology

The NC ASM Branch is holding its annual meeting on October 19, 2019 in Greensboro, North Carolina at The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at North Carolina A&T State University.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rita Tamayo
Dr. Rita Tamayo
Department of Microbiology
and Immunology University
of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill



Dr. Tamayo’s lab studies the regulatory mechanisms controlling the motility and virulence of Clostridium difficile, the most common cause of nosocomial infections in the United States and an urgent public health threat. Her lab has characterized the role of the bacterial signaling molecule c-di-GMP and its RNA-based sensors (riboswitches) in controlling multiple modes of C. difficile motility as well as cytotoxin production.



Dr. Cheryl Nickerson
Dr. Cheryl Nickerson
Center for Immunotherapy,
Vaccines and Virotherapy
The Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University


Her internationally recognized research takes a highly multidisciplinary and innovative approach that blends microbiology, tissue engineering, and physics to mimic the dynamic interactions between the host, its microenvironment, and the pathogens that lead to infection and disease. She focuses on characterizing the effects of biomechanical forces on bacterial pathogenesis mechanisms and host-pathogen interactions that regulate the transition between normal homeostasis and infectious disease. Her research has flown on numerous NASA Shuttle missions, the International Space Station, and on SpaceX missions.



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Registrants will receive a program (including abstracts and attendee roster), a box lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, and the evening reception following the meeting. Payment can be made at the time of registration using the registration link above with payment made via PayPal.

More Information

NC ASM is hosting an Agar Art Competition at the 2019 Branch Meeting. If you would like to make a submission, please upload a photo of your Agar Art using this form by October 11, 2019. You must be registered for the meeting for your submission to be accepted.

Abstracts are due by October 4, 2019 and need to be submitted as PDF documents and are limited to one total page. Abstracts that exceed one page will not be accepted.

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
2907 E Gate City Blvd
Greensboro, NC
Early registration $20, on-site registration $25

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
3111 Cedar Pard Rd
Greensboro, NC, 27405