• Microbiology Undergraduate Student Association (MUSA)

    MUSA (Microbiology Undergraduate Student Association) is an active student-run organization that provides support to undergraduate microbiology majors. Each year a group of students attends the national meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. This past summer they attended the meeting in Boston.  Below is a picture from the Lab Olympics run by MUSA in Fall 2013.

    Lab Olympics

    MUSA Officers/Contacts

    President - Shondra Olson
    The duties of the president are as follows: coordinating events, speakers, meetings, and student government paperwork. The president also serves as the ASM Branch Chapter representative with the American Society for Microbiology.

    Vice President - Evan Lamb
    The vice president is responsible for the coordination of the annual trip to the American Society of Microbiology General Meeting and assisting the president in event scheduling. Email Vice President for trip questions.

    Secretary - Juan Pablo Munoz
    The secretary keeps a record of all meeting minutes and financial documentation in addition to co-coordinating finances and monies. Email the Secretary about t-shirt sales or the meeting schedule.

    Treasurer - Breanna Kramer
    The treasurer is in charge of planning fundraising events and serves as a financial liaison between the Microbiology Department and The University of Iowa Student Government. Any questions about t-shirt sales should be directed to the Treasurer.

    Meeting Times/Places

    Meetings will be held the first Monday of every month at 5:45 PM in the Microbiology Conference Room (3-560 BSB).

    Questions, concerns, or comments about the group, meetings, and website may be directed to:

    Microbiology Undergraduate Student Association
    The University of Iowa
    51 Newton Road
    3-403 Bowen Science Building
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242

    Email: shondra-olson@uiowa.edu   


    Each year a group of MUSA students attends the national meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. While attending, students learn about current studies and research in many fields of Microbiology. If you are interested in donating to help these students attend, please email Shondra . Any donation is greatly appreciated!

    Links of Interest

    American Society for Microbiology

    The statements, expressed opinions and links displayed on MUSA Web pages are generated and posted by the student members of MUSA. No official endorsement or approval by The University of Iowa of the viewpoints expressed on this web page or any of the student organization activities described on this web page should be inferred. The activities and events of this student organization are not necessarily sponsored or approved by The University of Iowa.