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American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch Ltd. Dinner-Meeting
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 6:00-9:30 PM

6:00 - 7:00
Social hour at the Towson Sheraton bar
7:00 - 8:00
8:00 - 8:15
Business meeting
8:15 - 9:15
Speaker presentation

A Gateway into Understanding the Unique Vertex of Giant Viruses


Presented by: Dr. Kristin Parent, PhD

ASM Distinguished Lecturer​

Endowed Research Professor

Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Michigan State University, East Lansing

Dr. Parent’s lab uses electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) and three-dimensional image reconstruction methods to study the mechanisms that control virus infection and virus assembly processes, including giant viruses that are larger in size and have larger genomes than many cellular organisms and exist on the interface between the living and the non-living.

Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204-2686

Parking at the Sheraton is $6 for the first three hours, after which it is $15 for the full day
Parking across the street at the Towson Town Center shopping mall is free

Buffet Dinner Selections

Chicken Piccata
with lemon, white wine &

caper herb sauce

Françoise Style Tilapia Filet

with an herb-lime crust &

key lime sauce

Spaghetti Squash 

with peas, garlic wilted spinach, ricotta, & marinara (vegetarian)

Dinner also includes:

Towson Salad with baby spinach & arugula, strawberries, blueberries, red onions,

goat cheese crumbles, & strawberry balsamic dressing

Dessert - Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake

PLEASE REGISTER OR RSVP with meal selection 
by 5 PM, April 13, 2023

Registration and pre-payment REQUIRED so we know how many dinners to order;
walk-ins only get one if someone cancels.  
No refunds after 5 PM, April 13
, 2023.


MD Branch Members: $34.00
Non-MD Branch Members: $38.00
Students: $5.00 


Payment Methods:
1. Credit card: Complete the form on this page.  No RSVP required with PayPal payments.


2. RSVP with meal selection 

and mail a check made out to ASM, MD Branch Ltd.

American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch Ltd.
PO Box 20388
808 Gleneagles Ct. Ste. 1
Towson, MD 21284

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