News and Announcements

February, 2008 - Thomas G. Lessie Distinguished Lectureship Award

Dr Michele Klingbeil was presented the Thomas G. Lessie Distinguished Lectureship Award by the graduate students at the Microbiology Retreat on February 2, 2008.

February, 2008 - Curtis B. Thorne “Carry On” Award
Nicholas Renzette was awarded the Curtis B. Thorne “Carry On” Award for his exceptional academic achievements including two publications in Molecular Microbiology.

September , 2007 - Funding from ASM to promote Microbiology
MGSG has recieved $620 from ASM for the following project: Microbiology: “A Diverse Field.”

September 2007 - New Treasurer Elected
Our new elected treasurer is Tawanna Childs. Congratulations!

August 29, 2007 - Graduate handbook queries
Our GPD addressed all the questions regarding the Graduate handbook, openly at a meeting with all interested and available graduate students. The questions and answers can be found here: handbook queries

September 16, 2006 - Website revamped
The new website is here and we hope you like what you see. Try out the new main page with the Microbeworld RSS feed and bookmarks. You will like it.

September 8, 2006 - New Treasurer Elected
Our new elected treasurer is Greg Latouf. Congratulations!

August 28, 2006 - Welcome New Students!
The Microbiology Graduate Student Group welcomes Tawanna Childs, Jeniffer Concepcion, Emily Clark, Dorothy Iwanowicz, William Latouf, Kimberly Lay, Shawn Massoni, Catherine Morse, Supratim Mukherjee, Amber Orloff, Katir Patel, Ana Pereira, Benjamin Saunders, Zarath Summers and Mauricia Victor.

August 7, 2006 - A PhD Is Not Enough
A PhD Is Not Enough conference will be 9-19-06. More information will come later when registration is set-up. This is a great opportunity to learn from others experiences. There will be sections for both students in the beginning of their PhD studies, and those further along. There will also be lunch and dinner included, all for free. Micro will be well represented: Wilmore Webley will be giving a talk, and Javier and Almaris will be on a panel. For more information visit the website at

Graduate Student Social Hour at the Grad Lounge in the Campus Center
Every Thursday at 4 pm

The next MGSG Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5 pm at the Graduate Lounge.
Free Pizza!!!

Read the notes from our last meeting

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