Mission Statement

The mission of the Missouri Valley Branch of the ASM is to foster interaction among microbiologists in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. We are a topically diverse group of researchers, and we welcome participation from scientists interested in any area of microbiology.


We sponsor an annual meeting in March or April of each year. The branch meeting features presentations by faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students from the region. The meeting is very student focused and relaxed and provides an excellent venue for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and interact with researchers from other institutions. Information about our next meeting and other news can be found.

Our previous meetings have been held at a variety of institutions and city in our region.

Attendees to past meetings have come from colleges, universities and companies in our region and nearby states.


We invite you to become a member of the Missouri Valley Branch and to support the activities of the Missouri Valley branch. You can purchase a branch membership online through the ASM Home Page. Select Join ASM under the Membership toolbar and then select Purchase US Branch Membership Online. Alternatively you can join by registering to attend our next meeting or by contacting the branch secretary/treasurer.

Branch Officers


Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
1111 West 17th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107 


Empty (seeking nominations). Election to be held at 2014 Meeting.


Donald Rowen
University of Nebraska, Omaha
Department of Biology
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 554-2143
FAX: (402) 554-3532


Earl L Blewett
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Dept of Biochemistry and Microbiology
1111 West 17th Street
Tulsa OK 74107
(918) 561-8405

Regional Student Chapters

Oklahoma State University
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert V. Miller

Kansas State University
Faculty Advisor: Lynn Hancock

University of Kansas
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Hefty

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Paul Blum

University of Oklahoma, Norman
Faculty Advisor: Paul Lawson
(405) 325-4426

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