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2023 Annual Meeting of the Arizona and Southern Nevada Branch of the American Society for Microbiology

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

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
Portrait of Federico E. Rey, PhD. A man with brown hair wearing glasses.
Federico E. Rey, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

Dr. Rey is an associate professor of bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has been at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 2013 and has published over 90 papers. He received his doctorate from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina.

A recipient of the International Atherosclerosis Society Fellowship award in 2015, Dr. Rey also he received the 2022-2023 Distinguished Lecturer award from the American Society for Microbiology. 

Michael Worobey, PhD
Michael Worobey, PhD
Department Head, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Professor, BIO5 Institute
University of Arizona

Dr. Worobey studies 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. He integrates fieldwork; theory and methodology; molecular biology; and especially the molecular evolutionary analysis of gene sequences in a phylogenetic framework.

Dr. Worobey completed his doctoral degree in zoology in 2001 at the University of Oxford, where he then served as a postdoctoral researcher for two years before joining the University of Arizona where he is the department head of ecology and evolutionary biology.

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 9:00am
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Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences


Tucson area
Main Campus – Tucson
Environment and Natural Resources 2
N120, S107
1064 E. Lowell St., Tucson, AZ 85719


Tammy White
BIO5 Institute