- The Microbiology Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) is affiliated with the Iowa State University Interdepartmental Microbiology Program.
- MGSO is an American Society for Microbiology student chapter.
- We are represented by one senator in the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), the self-governing body for graduate students and an important connection between graduate students and new administration policies and programs.
- Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of every month during the school year in 221 Science I and include free pizza.
- Dues are $20 per semester. Attendance is not mandatory, although you get the most out of MGSO if you attend often.
- At least one group social event is organized during each semester. Past events have include ice skating, tubing, canoeing, bowling, and trips to science museums.
- We typically host two invited speakers every year who are nominated and voted on by our members. We have accommodated speakers from across Iowa, the United States, and the world.
- During the summer, we hold weekly "WIP" (Work in Progress) meetings to present our research to each other for constructive criticism in a casual environment.
Microbiology Graduate Student Organization
Dr. Iddo Friedberg, Associate Professor in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine, is currently searching for students to work in his lab. Specifically, working to understand the relationship between genome structure, evolution, and antibiotic resistance.
To learn more about the position, visit Dr. Friedberg's webpage here. You can also email Dr. Friedberg at [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]. Read more about Open Positions in Computational Microbial Genomics
Taylor Wherry, IM student in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, earned the David Francis Award for second place poster presentation in the NC1202 Enteric Diseases of Food Animals division at the Conference for Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) in Chicago, Illinois.
She was awarded a certificate and $150. Taylor is a third year PhD student in the Stabel lab at the National Animal Disease Center. Her poster was titled "Effects of vitamin D3 on macrophages from cows naturally infected with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis." Read more about Taylor Wherry earns David Francis Award