The Program for the Spring Meeting:

  • Emily Ivey, Ph.D. Candidate – “The Host Factor 90K Restricts SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Targeting the Viral Spike Protein”
  • Peter Trabold, Ph.D., MBA – “RATS, I mean rAST! The Coming Revolution in Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing”
  • Caila Vaughn, Ph.D., MPH – “Meningococcal & More: Western Region Epidemiology Updates, Spring 2024”
  • Wun-Ju Shieh, M.D., MPH, Ph.D. Dr. PH (h.c.) (virtual) – “Solving the Puzzle of Unexplained Outbreaks with a Multidisciplinary Approach”
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This will be a HYBRID Event (Attendance LIVE and ONLINE via ZOOM)

Hayes Hall, Room 403
3435 Main Street, Buffalo
UB South Campus

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Paid 2024 Dues: Live attendance for Regular Members: $15.00

Paid 2024 Dues: Online attendance for Regular Members: $5.00

Delinquent 2024 Dues: Add $15.00 Regular Dues fee to LIVE or Online Meeting Fee

Online OR Live Attendance for STUDENTS:  $5.00

*Dues paid for Fall Symposium Oct 3rd, 2023 are 2024 dues. If you are unsure of your dues status email Lynn Connors (WNY ASM secretary/treasurer) at .

The Program for the Fall Symposium: A Taste Of Bacteriophage

  • Megan Ulbrich, BS, PhD Candidate – “Special Delivery: A Novel Vibrio cholerae Protein Remodels Host Cytoskeletal Structures.”
  • Kathryn Kaufman, PhD – “Resolving the Structure of Phage-bacteria Interactions, from the Ocean to the Oral Microbiome”
  • Mark Gallo, PhD – “Isolation of Bacteriophage from Whitetail Deer, Odocoileus virginianus: I Study Deer Snot!”
  • Patrick Kenney, MD, MS – “Bacteriophage Discovery in Buffalo: Successes and Challenges”
  • Karen Maxwell, PhD – “Off-switches for CRISPR-Cas9: From Phage Biology to Biotechnology”
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Center for Tomorrow, Flint Road
University at Buffalo, North Campus

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023

Dinner fee for WNY ASM Regular Members who paid 2023 Dues*: $15.00

Dinner and Membership fee for WNY ASM Regular Members: $30.00

Dinner and Membership fee for WNY ASM Student Members: $10.00

*If you are unsure of your dues status email Lynn Connors (WNY ASM secretary/treasurer) at .

Pay by Mail

Lynn Connors
23 Chisholm Trail
Orchard Park, NY  14127
H 662-7552; W 829-5184

Make check payable to: WNY/ASM

The Program for the Spring Meeting:

  • Christina Hidalgo, MPH and Rebecca Hoelzl, MPH – “Extreme to Routine: Western Region Communicable Disease Updates”
  • Jonathan Lovell, Ph. D. – “Liposome-Display of Antigens: A Versatile Approach for Vaccine Development”
  • Alexis Morgenstern – “Type 2 Cytokines Diminish S. aureus Invasion of Basal Keratinocytes”
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The Program for the Fall Symposium:

  • Matthew J. Binnicker, Ph.D. – “Monkeypox: Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Testing”
  • Esther Babady, Ph. D. – “Clostridium difficile Epidemiology and Diagnostic Challenges”
  • Charles S. Berenson, M.D. – “SER-109, an oral microbiome therapy for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection: Application of microbiome restoration to a critical clinical problem”
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The Program for the Spring Meeting:

  • Cesar de la Fuente, Ph. D. – “Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Antibiotic Discovery”
  • Thomas A. Russo, M.D. – “COVID: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going Now”
  • John K. Crane, M.D., Ph.D. – “Case Presentation: “From Plaque to Peril: An Aggregation of Risk”
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The Program for the Fall/Winter Symposium:

  • Benjamin Pinsky, M.D., Ph.D. – “Testing for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of COVID-19”
  • Kimberlee A. Musser, Ph.D. – “Next Generation Sequencing for the Analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis”
  • Kenneth Alexander, M.D., Ph.D. – “Experiences with SARS-2 Coronavirus”
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