Awards and Accomplishments

Culture plates
 Psychrophilic algae
 Broth cultures
 A gloved hand reaches toward the incinerator, labeled 'Caution Hot'
Fluorescent bacteria
 Microbes infecting cells
 Fluorescent viruses
 Antarctic research
Goldwater scholar at work in the lab

2015-16 award winners

2018-2019 Microbiology Scholarship and Award Recipients
Front row (left to right):Justin Moon, Callen Conroy, Meagan Murphy, Paige Spata, Oscar Rodriguez, Chloe Moncayo, Dr. Max Cooper, Leeann Tran, Cortney Mitchem, Raghavee Neupane, Susanna D'Silva
Back row (left to right) :  Macaila Gilbert, Sarah Soppe, Matt Weaver, Justin Klatt, Joseph Mikulin, Christopher Chen, Nathan Schwab, Conor Dolson, Ashlyn Anderson, Brooke Beach, Gabriel Ortiz Coleman

A variety of scholarships and academic awards are given annually to Miami Microbiology undergraduate and graduate students, including the latest recipients (pictured left).

In addition, several Microbiology undergraduates received research awards this academic year from the Undergraduate Research Award program, the University Summer Scholars program, and the Howard Hughes Summer Internship program. Their accomplishments are highlighted in Undergraduate Research.

Miami Microbiology graduate students receive presentation awards

Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges graduate students to present a semester's worth of research and study in a three-minute oral presentation with language appropriate for a nonspecialist audience. MBI graduate student Steven Distelhorst won the competition in 2015, and colleagues Wei Li and Chris Sedlacek were top ten finalists.

At the 2016 Ohio Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Heather Beck won the Donald C. Cox Award for Research Excellence for the best podium presentation and Greg Cook received the J. Robie Vestal Award for Research Excellence for the best environmental/evolution poster.

In the 2014 Miami University Graduate Research Forum, Amber Teufel was a recipient of a top three oral presentation award

Former Miami Microbiology majors recognized by NSF

Two Miami Microbiology alumni pursuing graduate degrees at other institutions received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Ashley Richards is currently in graduate study at the University of Louisville, and Mark Noviski is at the University of California, San Francisco.