Student Award Winners

July 11th, 2019

Congratulations to our student award winners.  We had many excellent applicants for these awards.  Please  consider applying again next year if you didn’t receive an award this year.

AMS Student Training Fellowship: Meghan Yap-Chiongo

AMS Student Research: Valeri Lapacek, Kyle Heine, Ariana Rupp

AMS Fall Newsletter 2018

December 2nd, 2018

AMS Fall Newsletter 2018

AMS Travel Awards - deadline extended to November 15

November 6th, 2018

AMS Student Travel Awards

AMS Travel Awards to annual American Microscopical Society meetings (joint with Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology)

The American Microscopical Society is offering awards to three student members who will be presenting at the annual AMS/SICB 2019 meeting in Tampa, Florida, January 3-7.  Each award will be $250USD

Electronic applications should be sent by email to Shanna Hanes ( ).  The deadline has been extended to November 15, 2018.

Job Opening: Electron Microscopy Technician

August 7th, 2018

Technical Specialist (Electron Microscopy)

Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre
University of Plymouth
Grade 7 (£33,518 – £38,833)
Permanent, Full Time

Invertebrates Course Announcement

March 22nd, 2018

Invertebrates Course Announcement


“Systematics and Biology of Sea Anemones and allies”

This course is aimed at graduate students, post-docs, or any person who are interested in the study of sea anemones in a broad sense. This course seeks to give the students the bases of taxonomic training to describe and identify sea anemones, as well as the main biological and ecological characteristics of the group.

Venue: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Ciencias, Unidad Académica Sisal, Yucatán, México

Dates: July 24 – August 1, 2018

Dr. Marymegan Daly (Ohio State University, United States)
Dr. Sergio Stampar (Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Brazil)
Dr. James Reimer (University of the Ryukyus, Japan/Canada) Biol. José Luis Tello-Musi (UNAM, México)
Dr. Ricardo González-Muñoz (Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras [IIMyC], CONICET, Argentina/México)

Dr. Ricardo González-Muñoz,
Dr. Nuno Simões (UNAM, México), MSc.
Diana Ugalde (UNAM, México), Biol.
José Luis Tello-Musi

Duration: 72 hours

Language: English and Spanish

Limit: 14 participants

Course fee: Free for UNAM postgraduate students, $5,000.00 mexican pesos (about $270.00 USD) for external students. This fee does not include any expenses related to fly tickets, room or board.

Important deadlines:
registry end: May 31th, 2018;
payment of fees: June 30th, 2018

Requirements: to apply to this course, please send via e-mail (
(1) a letter of application explaining your background and reasons for taking the course,
(2) a summary of your CV, and
(3) fill the pre-application form  (please send email to request this form)

AMS Student Research and Microscopy Training Fellowships

March 6th, 2018

Deadline for applications is March 16, 2018.  Click on links below for application information:

AMS Microscopy Training Fellowships

AMS Student Research Fellowships

AMS Fall Newsletter

December 6th, 2017

AMS Newsletter Fall 2017

AMS Research and Microscopy Fellowship Application Pages are open.

February 9th, 2017

Link for the online application form for AMS Student Research Fellowships.

Deadline: March 6, 2017.

Link for the online application form for AMS Microscopy Training Fellowships.

Deadline: March 6, 2017.

Membership link is restored!

April 15th, 2016

AMS Membership

AMS Photomicrography Contest at Benthic Ecology Meeting this Year!

March 15th, 2016

The American Microscopical Society is sponsoring the first ever Benthic Ecology Meeting (BEM) Photomicrography Contest in Portland, Maine March 16-19, 2016. The winning photograph will be displayed on the AMS website and $100 will be awarded to the photographer.

Photos (a maximum of two entries) will be accepted until noon on the first day of the BEM (March 17th) and will be on display until noon on March 19th. Every meeting participant is eligible to enter and there is no entrance fee. Just bring an unlabeled, unsigned and unmounted print (8 x 10 inches; color or black and white) taken with any microscope (light, confocal, SEM, TEM) to the AMS booth; a single line of information identifying the subject (e.g., “Larval Echinoderm”) and stating the microscopical technique (e.g., “SEM”) should be below the photograph.

The best photomicrograph will be determined by popular vote (one vote per person) and will be awarded the grand prize of $100. First place winner and honorable mention will be announced at the Benthic Ecology Meeting banquet and on the AMS website. For full contest rules see AMS Photomicrograph Contest.