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American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch Ltd. Dinner-Meeting
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 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

The Bacterial Microbiome in Oyster Health and Disease


Presented by: Dr. Allison Tracy, PhD

Assistant Professor,

UMBC & University of Maryland Baltimore

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET),

Baltimore MD

The Tracy Lab of Marine Ecosystem Health and Disease researches how changing environments affect species interactions and the consequences for ecosystem health and function, focusing on the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, of the Chesapeake Bay, with the goal of understanding and conserving habitat-forming “foundation species” to benefit economies, cultures, and ecosystems.

Allison Tracy | imet (

UM Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology at the Colwell Center
701 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Next-door parking for the Colwell Center available at Pier V Garage: insert ticket into kiosk at departure to get parking charge, insert parking voucher provided at the event if requested when registering to deduct the $15 discount, then pay the difference with cash or credit card.  
Exit Pier V Garage through the Pratt Street door and enter the Colwell Center white canvas & glass tent through its Pratt Street or side doors for the social hour (open bar) and then dinner.

Buffet Dinner Selections

Jambalaya Chicken

New Orleans favorite with Rice, Pork Sausage & Cajun Sauce

Pork Tenderloin

Cider-Infused, Roasted with Carrots & Apples

Vegetable Lasagna

Dinner also includes:

Sides: Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

Marinated Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Vinaigrette

PLEASE REGISTER OR RSVP with meal selection,
and to request a parking voucher if planning to park in the Pier V Garage, by 5 PM, February 15, 2024.

Registration and pre-payment REQUIRED so we know how many dinners and parking vouchers to order; walk-ins only get them if someone cancels.


MD Branch Members: $34.00
Non-MD Branch Members: $38.00
Students: $10.00 


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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