North Central Branch
American Society for Microbiology



The History of the North Central Branch began in 1935 at a AAAS meeting of bacteriologists in Minneapolis.  As stated in its Constitution and By-Laws, the objectives of this society are the advancement of the Science of Microbiology and the promotion of fellowship and acquaintance among those interested in the science and within the area covered by this association.

The North Central Branch is located in Region V of the American Society for Microbiology.  The territory of the branch includes the states of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and  Wisconsin.


Next Meeting

2014 North Central Branch Meeting


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the North Central Branch ASM Organizing Committee, we are pleased to announce that the 74nd Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology will be held on October 10-11, 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, Wisconsin. Our invited speakers include Dr. Randall Hicks from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Dr. Sandra McLellan from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, and Dr. Kurt Reed, Director of Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicines Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Other speakers will be announced later.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Thank you,


Ralph Seelke, President


Kristin Gulrud,

NCB ASM Vice President


Bonne Jo Bratina

NCB ASM Secretary


Daniel Herman

NCB ASM Treasurer



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