American Society for Microbiology

Florida Branch


2015 Florida Branch Meeting:


The annual meeting of the Florida Branch of ASM will occur on October 9 – 11, 2015 at the Cocoa Beach Hilton resort in Cocoa Beach, FL.


Our key note speakers will be Dr. Michael Federle of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Jeffrey Smith of the NASA Ames Research Center.

Download booklet PDF file here.




We hope that you will join us for this meeting!


Jamie Foster, President/Treasurer

Shannon McQuaig-Ulrich, President-Elect

Kelly Rice, Secretary



The Florida Branch of the American Society for Microbiology is where microbiologists (from high school students to senior researchers) meet.  Our branch includes people from academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations.  Our backgrounds and areas of interest cover a wide range of fields including public health, oceanography, molecular mechanisms, genetics, genomics, biodefense, biodiversity, and more! Our mission is to promote microbiology within the State of Florida and bring together people interested in this field. This goal is achieved through annual branch meetings, sponsored seminars, and information provided through this web site and our Facebook group.


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The Florida Branch of the American Society for Microbiology recently lost an integral member of its organization.

Dr. William "Bill" Safranek was the long time treasurer of the FLASM who helped promote scientific research and education amongst Florida's next generation of scientists.


Bill was also an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences where he received multiple teaching awards including the 2010 UCF Teaching Incentive Award and in the 2013 College of Medicine's Founders' Day honoree for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.


Bill was an outstanding scientist, educator, mentor and friend.  Bill will be missed.


If you would like to contribute to the William Safranek Endowed Scholarship Fund please go to the following link:


William Safranek

June 16, 1953 - February 17, 2014

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