Branch Selects Recipients of Peggy Cotter Awards


The Branch has selected three recipients for the Peggy Cotter Award for Early Career Branch Members. The recipients are:

Jessica Sieber – University of Minnesota – Duluth

Dr. Sieber is an excellent educator and researcher on microbiome shifts during hibernation. Her contributions to the Branch also can’t be topped.

Nilanjan Lodh – Marquette University

Dr. Lodh demonstrated an enormous effort and success at mentoring young microbiologists and conducting impactful science in neglected tropical diseases.

Daniel Bretl – University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Dr. Bretl has built his entire research career in our region and is now starting his own laboratory, focused on gene expression regulation through novel two component systems. His colleagues appreciate his new perspective and skills and nominated him for the award.

Quick Update

We’ll announce our selections for the Peggy Cotter Award soon. In the meantime, we’ve received generous financial support from the Branch Organizing Committee of ASM and are continuing planning the meeting for September 25-26 in Fargo.