The ASM Student Chapter is for all students and postdocs at UK with an interest in microbiology. We are committed to hosting events throughout the year to promote ASM's mission of advancing the microbial sciences. Join us as we host seminars, career panels, judge science fairs, and tour microbial industry.

  • Hold  monthly meetings for students and faculty.
  • Collaborate with local ASM Branches or Ambassadors to develop meeting programs, organize local ASM events, or create presentation opportunities for their members.
  • Invite local experts from the Careers in Microbial Sciences Speaker Program to speak with their Chapter.
  • Organize professional development workshops on scientific writing or presenting and communicating your science.
  • Host informational seminars using materials from ASM Careers to discuss next career steps, creating a CV and the job search process. 
  • Tour microbiology related companies such as local laboratories, hospitals, breweries, sewage treatment plans, wineries, etc.
  • Support primary and secondary science education by hosting (or judging) a science and technology fair. 
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Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes from the UK student chapter of ASM

Upcoming Events

Upcoming ASM Meeting

ASM meetings are typically scheduled every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m in MS403.

The next meeting will be focused around diversity, equality, and inclusion Tuesday, March 19th at 5:30 and will be led by our diversity representative. Food will be provided.

Interested in Careers in Microbiology?

Let us know what you are interested in, and we will find an expert on the subject to speak at one of our meetings.

KY/TN ASM branch meeting at UK this year!

The KY/TN ASM branch meeting is being hosted by UK this year. 

Abstract submission by Apr 1st

Registration deadline by Apr 10th

 The meeting will be  April 19th-20th. Come represent UK and ASM at this wonderful meeting for trainees and undergraduates!

Past Events

Black in Micro Week 2021

A vibrant celebration of Black Microbiologists

Micro Trivia Happy Hour

Join us for our first chapter meeting of the 2021-2022 academic year! We will be having a microbiology themed trivia night.

ASM Rolling in Doh!

We had a great time building microbes at our ASM Play-doh event!