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American Society for Microbiology annual branch meeting

Faculty, staff, students and professionals in microbiology and related sciences are invited to join the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Arizona and Southern Nevada Branch of the American Society for Microbiology on April 22, 2023. The meeting will take place at the University of Arizona in the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building located at 1064 E. Lowell St., Tucson, AZ 85719.

We are excited to announce that this year's meeting will feature Dr. Federico Rey and Dr. Michael Worobey. 

Dr. Rey is widely recognized for his significant contributions to the field of microbiology. His research team's major focus is to understand how variations in the gut microbiome modulate the effects of diet and a host’s susceptibility to cardiometabolic disease.

Dr. Worobey delves into viral genomes to gain insight into the origins, emergence and management of pandemics. He has uncovered crucial information about the birthplace, timeline and transmission routes of HIV and how influenza pandemics, notably the severe outbreak of 1918, arise and cause widespread fatalities. Through his interdisciplinary efforts on SARS-CoV-2, he has recently revealed the genesis and spread of the virus that sparked the COVID-19 pandemic in China, as well as its emergence and dissemination in North America and Europe.

Meeting objectives:

  • Convene microbiologists from the Arizona and Southern Nevada region and present the most recent research on microbiology and related fields
  • Provide networking opportunities to help foster professional camaraderie and prepare the local scientific laboratory community in meeting the future challenges in microbiology
  • Provide opportunity for students and other early career professionals to present their work in a friendly supportive environment and receive helpful feedback and mentoring


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni
University of Arizona Health Sciences


Tammy White
BIO5 Institute