Black In Microbiology A vibrant celebration of Black Microbiologists

Programming Schedule

All times are in EST.

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Keynote address to start off our #BlackInMicro week. #WhyMicro #MyMicroStory #MicroMentors #BlackinMicro #MeNmyMicrobe #BigRollCall


Beronda Montgomery, PhDBeronda Montgomery, PhD
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm STEM education disparities in the Black community

STEM Education

Tina TaylorTina Taylor
Jeffrey Handy, PhDJeffrey Handy, PhD
Johnna Frierson, PhDJohnna Frierson, PhD
Elaine Vanterpool, PhDElaine Vanterpool, PhD
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Q&A run by our facilitators on COVID-19, Vaccines, and Virus Facts #BlackinVirology #BlackinMicroRollCall #VirologyinRealLife #ShowMeHowYouQuarantine #VirusFacts

COVID-19, Vaccines, & Testing Q&A

LaNell Williams, MS, PhD CandidateLaNell Williams, MS, PhD Candidate
Filipe Cerqueira, BSFilipe Cerqueira, BS
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm A roundtable discussion about HIV and its affect on the Black Queer community #BlackinVirology #BlackinMicroRollCall #VirologyinRealLife #ShowMeHowYouQuarantine #VirusFacts

HIV & The Black Queer Community

Leon GolsonLeon Golson
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Black Virology Panel

Chelsey Spriggs, PhDChelsey Spriggs, PhD
Oveta Fuller, PhDOveta Fuller, PhD
Kizzmekia Corbett, PhDKizzmekia Corbett, PhD
Kishana Taylor, MS, PhDKishana Taylor, MS, PhD
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Black in Mycology

#BlackinParasitology #BlackinMicroRollCall #ParasitologyinRealLife

Nnaemeka Emmanuel NnadiNnaemeka Emmanuel Nnadi
Jehosua Sharma, MS StudentJehosua Sharma, MS Student
Leslie Holland, MS, PhDLeslie Holland, MS, PhD
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Black in Parasitology

#BlackinMycology #MycologyinRealLife

Kaylee Arnold MS, PhD CandidateKaylee Arnold MS, PhD Candidate
Regina Joice Cordy, PhDRegina Joice Cordy, PhD
Pascale GuitonPascale Guiton
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Microbiology Careers Day Panel


Taylor Smith, MSTaylor Smith, MS
William Booth, PhDWilliam Booth, PhD
Solape Ajiboye, MPHSolape Ajiboye, MPH
Dominique Carter, PhDDominique Carter, PhD
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm #BlackWomeninMicro #BlackinBacteriology #BlackinMicroRollCall #BacteriologyinRealLife

Black in Bacteriology Panel

Jessica Scoffield, PhDJessica Scoffield, PhD
Michael Johnson, AB, PhDMichael Johnson, AB, PhD
Karine Gibbs, BA, PhDKarine Gibbs, BA, PhD
Victoria Oladosu, PhDVictoria Oladosu, PhD
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Black in Microbiome Panel

#BlackWomeninMicro #BlackInMicrobiome #BlackinMicroRollCall #MeNmyMicrobe

Gianna Hammer, PhDGianna Hammer, PhD
Leah Guthrie, PhDLeah Guthrie, PhD
Candice Price, PhDCandice Price, PhD
John Francis Brooks II, PhDJohn Francis Brooks II, PhD
David Pride, PhDDavid Pride, PhD
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm Closing

My Experiences with #MicroRacism #Black in MicroHistory