Division Lectures

Division or Divisional Group Lectures have been incorporated into sessions within the meeting’s scientific program, unless otherwise noted. Below you will find details on each Division or Divisional Group Lecturer as well as information on the session in which the lecture will take place.
 

Divisional Group II Lecturer (Divisions A, B, D, E, G, U, Z)
Sabine Ehrt; Weill Cornell Med. Coll., New York, NY
Session:  Metabolism at the Host-Bacterial Interface
Session Date/Time: Sunday, May 31 │ 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation Title: Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Where Metabolism and Virulence Intersect  
Presentation Time:  8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Divisional Group II Lecturer (Divisions A, B, D, E, G, U, Z)

Virginia Miller; Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Session Title: Pathogen Population Dynamics within the Host  
Session Date/Time:  Monday, June 1 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation Title: Y. pestis: Freeways and Traffic Jams
Presentation Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Divisional Group II Lecturer (Divisions A, B, D, E, G, U, Z)

Doug Golenbock; Univ. of Massachusetts Med. Sch., Worcester, MA
Session Title: Innate Immunity at the Host-Microbe Interface
Session Date/Time:  Tuesday, June 2 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presentation Title: TBD
Presentation Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Divisional Group III Lecturer (Divisions N, R, and Q)

Frank Loeffler; Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Session Title: Life in the Extreme
Session Date/Time: Tuesday, June 2 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation Title:  Breaking Carbon-Chlorine Bonds as a Lifestyle
Presentation Time:  2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Divisional Group III Lecturer (Divisions I, N, and O)
Yves Brun; Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN
Session Title: The Envelope, Please
Session Date/Time: Monday,  June 1 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation Title:  Bacterial Growth Mechanisms and the Evolution of Cell Morphology
Presentation Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Divisional Group IV Lecturer (Divisions H, J, K, M, S, T, X)
Dianne Newman; California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA
Session Title: Cellular Decision Making
Session Date/Time: Tuesday, June 2 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation Title: Life in the Slow Lane: Microbial Survival Strategies in Chronic Infections
Presentation Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Division Group IV Lecturer (Divisions H, J, K, M, S, T, X)
Kenn Gerdes; Univ. of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Session Title: New Life for an Old Regulator: New Developments in ppGpp Research
Session Date/Time: Tuesday, June 2 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation Title: Role of ppGpp in Bacterial Persistence
Presentation Time: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Division C Lecturer

Robin Patel; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Session Title: Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Safety in the Age of Automation
Session Date/Time: Sunday, May 31 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation Title: From Bedside to Bench
Presentation Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


Division M Lecturer

TBD
Division Business Meeting
Date/Time:  TBD


Division P Lecturer

P. Michael Davidson; Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Session Title: Benefits and Risks of Fresher and More Natural Food Trends
Session Date/Time: Monday, June 1 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation Title: “No Preservatives Added”?  Why Not?
Presentation Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Division V Lecturer

Robert S. Lanciotti; CDC, Fort Collins, CO
Session Title: Diagnostic Challenges of Arboviruses
Session Date/Time: Monday, June 1 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation Title: From Dot-Blots to Next Generation Sequencing: A Look at the Evolution of Nucleic Acid Technologies Used in Virus Detection Over the Past 30 Years  
Presentation Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Division W Lecturer

Susan Merkel; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY
Session Title: Next Generation Microbiology Education: Tried and True Evidence-Based Learning Strategies and Outcomes
Session Date/Time: Sunday, May 31 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presentation Title: Using the ASM Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology: An Evidence-Based Approach to Teaching
Presentation Time:  2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Division Y Lecturer

May Chu; Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC
Session Title: Think Global, Act Local!
Session Date/Time: Tuesday, June 2 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presentation Title: Global Health Security: We All Have a Stake in a Safer World   
Presentation Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.