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24th Annual Microbiology Research Retreat
November 13 - 15, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Flavius Martin

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Speaker: Roy Curtiss

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Save the Date!

24th Annual Microbiology Research Retreat

November 13 - 15, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Flavius Martin





The UAB Microbiology Retreat is a three-day event in an informal setting for students and postdoctoral trainees to present and discuss their research with the Microbiology faculty. Attendees take advantage of the opportunity to share their diverse experiences and knowledge. The retreat schedule is filled with student and faculty presentations, and often includes an opportunity to honor a distinguished Microbiology Department alumnus. The retreat concludes with an awards presentation.


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2014 Retreat

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2013 Retreat

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2012 Retreat

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