We apologize for the delay in getting these pictures to you! Please follow the link to a drive folder containing all pictures from PVMS 2022. Thank you, once again, for you support and attendance!
We would like to thank all our attendees and sponsors for a safe and successful PVMS. It was possible because of the tremendous support and interest we received. Please stay tuned for photos from event day!
Vote for your favorite Talk and Poster here:
You can find the PVMS 2022 Program here: https://blogs.umass.edu/valleymicrobes/files/2022/02/Full-Program-2022-PVMS.docx.pdf
You can find the PVMS 2022 Abstract Book here: https://blogs.umass.edu/valleymicrobes/files/2022/02/Abstract-Book-2022-PVMS.docx.pdf
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, PVMS has been postponed to Saturday, March 5th. We hope to be able to meet everyone in-person once the omicron-driven COVID-19 wave passes. Online registration will also be open till Friday, February 18th.
Feel free to reach out to us with any question and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract deadline for PVMS 2022 has passed, and the form is now closed. Registration deadline is Monday, January 3rd! Presenters and attendees, please make sure to register.
Dr. Katie Berry, Mount Holyoke College
Dr. Berry’s research focuses on sgRNAs and their interactions with proteins in disease-causing bacteria.
Dr. Batbileg Bor, Forsyth Institute
Dr. Bor studies the recently discovered TM7 bacteria and their parasitic relationship with their respective bacterial hosts.
Dr. Lesley-Ann Giddings, Smith College
Dr. Giddings research involves bioprospecting of extreme environments in search of bioactive agents and studying the enzymology of those agents.
PVMS is back and in-person! PVMS 2022 will happen on Friday, January 21st, 2022.
The fee for attending (whether presenting or not) is $25 online and $30 at the door. Deadline to register is January 3rd, 2022. Abstracts for talks and posters are due on December 3rd, 2022. Please find the registration link on the Registration tab and abstract submission form under The Abstract Submission & Presentation Guidelines tab.
Stay tuned for more updates on the website and follow us on Twitter @valleymicrobes! We look forward to welcoming everyone to PVMS 2022!
Thank you for a successful PVMS 2020!
Another great microbial symposium is in the books. Thanks to everyone who made PVMS 2020 a huge success! Over 150 people from all around the Pioneer Valley shared their latest microbial research. Relive the day in photos and catch up on Twitter at #PVMS2020. A special thank you to our keynote speakers, Drs. Wendy Mok, John Gibbons, and Peter Chien, for taking the time to share and discuss their research at this year’s symposium. And congratulations to all our PVMS 2020 winners! Best talk was awarded to Charles Bridges (UConn), with Irene Kurtz (UMass) receiving the runner-up. Best poster was tied between Liv Dedon and Mrinalini Ghoshal (both UMass), and Everett Webster (Mount Holyoke) and Sarah Osman (UMass) tied for runners-up.
Stay tuned for PVMS 2021!
What’s next? PVMS 2021 will be here before we know it. Please stay tuned for a feedback form so we can continue to improve the symposium. If you have other feedback, or if you’re interested in being more involved, as an organizer or participant, feel free to email us at email@example.com. Here’s to another year of microbial discoveries, and we’ll see you next year at PVMS 2021!
Dr. Alissa Rothchild
Department of Veterinary and Animal Science, UMass Amherst
Alveolar macrophages: pulmonary immune sentinels for Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Dr. Alissa Rothchild received her B.Sc. in Biology at Brown University and her Ph.D. in Immunology from Harvard University. Alissa was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in the Aderem Lab. Alissa is interested in combining immunology, microbiology and computational approaches to investigate Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of alveolar macrophages and how that impacts host immune response.
Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Using population structure and host-symbiont specificity to inform knowledge of transmission dynamics in two obligate marine microbial symbioses
Dr. Roxanne Beinart obtained her BSc. at Cornell University and her Ph.D. in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Department of Biology, Amherst College
Regulation of bacterial pumps by small membrane proteins
Dr. Mona Wu Orr received her B.A. in Biology at John Hopkins University and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from University of Maryland, College Park. Mona was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health.
Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst
Applied and Environmental Methods for the Study, Detection, and Control of Human Noroviruses
Dr. Matthew Moore graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Food Science from Cornell University in 2010. He then received his Ph.D. in Food Science in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus. After some time in the same lab as a postdoctoral research scholar, he then joined the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an ORISE postdoctoral fellow. He joined the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an Assistant Professor in January 2018.
We are happy to announce that PVMS is back ! and we are going ‘virtual’ this year. The next iteration of our symposium will be held online on January 29, 2021.
Interested potential participants may either click here to register, or select the registration link at the top of the page. We can’t wait to see you all again this year ! Additional details to follow shortly! Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@ValleyMicrobes) for all breaking symposium news.