Credit: Robert Brucker

Speakers have been selected for the 11th annual Early Career Scientists Symposium themed “Ecosystems within organisms: ecology and evolution of the microbiome.”

We are delighted to announce that the early career scientists who were invited to present at the 2015 symposium on Saturday, March 28, in Ann Arbor, Mich., include the following:

Katherine Amato, postdoctoral research associate, University of Colorado, Boulder

Justine Garcia, postdoctoral fellow, Washington University, St. Louis

Andrea Jani, Ph.D. candidate, biomolecular science and engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

Kevin Kohl, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biology, National University of San Luis, Argentina

Angela Poole, postdoctoral research associate, Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University

Rachel Vannette, Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation, Department of Biology, Stanford University

Kelly Weinersmith, Huxley Fellow, BioSciences Department, Rice University

“There were dozens of outstanding nominations, which made the selection process challenging,” said Professor Tim James, chair of the ECSS committee. “Our keynote and early career speakers excel in their fields and we’re excited to host what we expect will be another fascinating and intellectually stimulating symposium.”

As previously announced , the keynote speakers are Seth Bordenstein, associate professor, Departments of Biological Sciences and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbilt University and Georgiana May, professor, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota.

Registration for the event is complimentary and now open. Read more about the speakers, their presentations, and the event on the ECSS 2015 website.