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On Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, the Academy fellows in good standing will receive a message from the American Academy of Microbiology with the link to the voting site. If you do not receive this email with your link, check your spam filter. You should ensure your ASM and Academy membership dues are current. Only fellows in good standing are eligible to vote. If you renew your 2022 membership after Jan. 14, 2022 and would like to submit your vote, please contact ASM Customer Service at service@asmusa.org for assistance.

As a fellow of the Academy, this is your opportunity to choose the next leadership positions for the Academy. We count on your vote to determine who will represent your interests as a fellow and lead the Academy in an exciting direction to help advance the microbial sciences at ASM and benefit the society.

Why should I vote?

  • I want my profession to witness a positive impact.
  • My science and my area of practice need to be represented in the Academy.
  • My leaders need to respond actively and quickly.
  • It is my right to choose the next Academy Governors and members of the Subcommittee on Elections.
  • My voice should be heard and represented.

Which positions are up for election?

Academy Governors
Subcommittee on Elections

What are the main responsibilities of the elected positions?

The primary responsibilities of the Governors
  • Set strategic direction for the Academy programs.
  • Establish new programs consistent with the ASM and the Academy’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Develop and approve scientific activities and colloquia topics.
  • Oversee the fellowship nomination and election process.
  • Review and ratify fellow election recommendations of the Subcommittee on Elections.
  • Oversee the Subcommittee on Awards and the ASM Awards Program.
The primary responsibilities of the members of the Subcommittee on Elections
  • Review and evaluate the nominees for the Academy fellowship.
  • Submit the final recommendations of the nominees to the Governors.
  • Provide feedback to the Governors about the annual fellowship nomination and review process.

This is your decision and we ask that you choose the candidates that you think will strongly support ASM and the Academy, help us recognize excellence and advance in the microbial sciences. The deadline to vote is March 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Please send questions and concerns regarding the Academy election to Nguyen Nguyen, Ph.D., Director, American Academy of Microbiology.

Governors

Candidates for Academy Governor Chair-Elect
Blossom Damania, Ph.D.

Blossom Damania, Ph.D.

Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Candidate Statement

With the ever-present threat of emerging pathogens and increasing rates of antibiotic resistance, now is the time that the scientific community must advocate for research in the microbial sciences. I feel strongly that science communication is of tantamount importance. Science outreach can inform policies that guide science-based public health measures, inspire the next generation of microbial researchers and scientists, and advocate for increased resources for microbial research. Infectious diseases disparately affect minorities and those of lower socioeconomic status. Addressing the burden of infectious disease worldwide will significantly improve global health. Furthermore, as a female professor in STEM, I am acutely aware of the need to promote and diversify the field and am deeply committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in microbiology.

If elected, I will advance the mission of the Academy by advocating for the microbial sciences at large. My plan includes (i) promoting the scientific excellence of the field of microbiology, (ii) increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Academy, (iii) broadly advocating for support and resources for the ASM community, including the Academy, (iv) working collaboratively with ASM to develop new scientific programs and (v) communicating scientific information related to microbial diseases, including the threat of emerging pathogens and antibiotic resistance. I will continue to build the scientific leadership of the Academy and promote programs that educate and mentor the next generation of scientists and researchers in microbiology. Working in partnership with the ASM Global Public Health program, I strive to expand the Academy’s outreach and its science advocacy to the global community.

Microbes are integral components of all ecological systems. The impact of climate change on microbial communities is a threat to public health worldwide. Microbes can produce greenhouse gases as well as consume them. In keeping with the current Academy’s portfolio on understanding the interrelation between microbes and climate change, I will promote the investigation of how climate change impacts microbial evolution, support the exploration of novel microbial-based interventions to maintain natural ecosystems that hinder zoonotic transmission events, and investigate new approaches to utilize microbes to reduce greenhouse gas production. I will also advance Academy collaborations with other foundations and national and international organizations to combat climate change.


Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.

Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Candidate Statement







My plans concerning support for the ASM and the Academy Strategic Plan will continue to focus on the impact of the microbial sciences in climate change, and how this leads to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. As the human population grows and encroaches on new territories changing the footprint of natural resources on planet earth, we face new challenges related to microbiology. These challenges include novel zoonotic diseases, globalization and our current limited ability to combat them. The COVID-19 pandemic is a classic example of this. There needs to be a better understanding of the impact of human activity in microbial communities in the environment. Animal reservoirs of new infectious disease agents. How the extended travel mobility and globalization accelerates the spread of epidemics that can quickly become pandemics. Moreover, we need to unravel and harvest the chemical potential of microbial metabolic and small molecule synthetic pathways to develop new anti-microbial therapies and biofuels. This is important due to the looming threat of antibiotic resistance, and its profound impact in modern medicine. Basic scientific knowledge of microbial-host interactions drives the development of vaccines and therapeutics. Biofuels can decrease our carbon footprint, mitigating some of the natural disasters caused by climate change. ASM and the Academy cover the full umbrella of microbial sciences, and the engagement of this multi-disciplinary community is key to address climate change and its impact in human health.   


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Candidates for Academy Governors representing Division Group 1
Karen C. Carroll, M.D.

Karen C. Carroll, M.D.

Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Candidate Statement

There are so many exciting advances in all areas of microbiological sciences and with these advances will come challenges. As a member of the Board of Governors, I will work to ensure that our science is recognized and appreciated, not only by members within the society, but by external groups, through participation in meetings and conferences as assigned by the Chair. I am excited to represent the discipline of clinical microbiology as we develop new programs, set the strategic agenda and participate in the election process for new members. 
  
The Academy is so vital to promoting and ensuring the scientific excellence of the American Society for Microbiology. Over the years I have enjoyed working on 3 separate colloquia and it will be a pleasure to be part of the esteemed group that works to develop topics and to review and approve those submitted by others. In my own practice I have often referred to the documents generated by these colloquia and they continue to be a valuable resource. I look forward to serving by advancing the values and missions of the Academy as we continue to address microbiological issues of global importance. Our society is vital to continued focus on diverse topics impactful to the three components of One Health—people, animals and environment. I look forward to designing and implementing programs through the Academy that advance One Health initiatives. 


Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D.

Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D.

Scientific Director, Copan Diagnostics, Inc.

Candidate Statement



I see 3 major areas where ASM and the Academy could develop/expand thematic, multiyear projects. First, as the Academy is becoming more inclusive by recognizing expertise outside academia and basic research, I would recommend that we continue to expand this initiative by a) using targeted messaging to current Academy members who have special ties to underrepresented communities, b) providing an application blueprint for non-native English speaking/resource-restricted members which would emphasize areas where the nominee excels over areas where there are few opportunities to contribute, and c) engaging with ASM members from diverse backgrounds to provide insight into what is considered an exceptional career and how ‘success’ is measured within the diverse professions of our microbial sciences. Secondly, as seen from a clinical and industrial perspective, growth in the science of NGS for infectious disease surveillance and treatment will provide new transformative initiatives where the Academy and ASM could have significant input. Thirdly, the Academy can have a major impact in the area of climate change by providing science and policy insight to help determine how microbes contribute to, as well as how microbes can be used in solutions to combat the effects of climate change. Understanding how expertise is defined within our microbiology communities, how to assist the expanding science of NGS, and how to utilize our collective knowledge to develop solutions to the growing threat of climate change will be crucial to the mission and relevance of the Academy. I look forward to working the Academy and ASM on these initiatives. 


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Candidates for Academy Governors for Second Term
Susan Golden, Ph.D.

Susan Golden, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego

Candidate Statement







ASM has been an important part of my identity as a scientist since my graduate school days, and I am honored to have contributed to its continued vibrancy and relevance as a member of the AAM Board of Governors. My goal as a governor is to contribute viewpoints that guide ASM to expand inclusiveness in participation of scientists, encouragement of students, and coverage of topics and subfields of microbiology. Governors engage in continuous efforts to improve the processes for election of Fellows to enhance the recognition and election of deserving microbiologists, and to identify topics for colloquia that leverage the breadth of microbiology research and its importance for health, the environment, and innovation. I look forward to participating in these efforts.

Susan Weiss, Ph.D.

Susan Weiss, Ph.D.

Co-director of Penn Center for Research on Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Diseases , University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Candidate Statement






I have been a Governor of the Academy for the last three years, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to AAM and ASM. I will continue to work on the review of candidate fellows for the academy, using my broad knowledge of virology. I will continue to contribute to other activities such as symposia, webinars or policy statements utilizing my long experience and expertise in coronaviruses for pandemic related activities, for understanding the effects of climate change on zoonotic virus spillover and for other virology related activities. In addition, I will contribute my extensive experience in mentoring graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty as needed to ASM programs and events.   

 
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Subcommittee on Elections (SoE)

Candidates for SoE representing Division Group 1
Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D.

Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Candidate Statement







It would be an honor and privilege to serve as a member of the American Academy for Microbiology’s Subcommittee on Elections in support of the mission of ASM and the Academy. If elected, I will do my utmost to appropriately evaluate the qualifications of candidates for advancement to Fellow in the Academy and to select scientists who have actively served the microbiology community and whose achievements have contributed significantly to the field of microbial sciences. During the selection process, I will uphold the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, respect, and cultural humility in my review and election recommendations to the Academy Governors.  


Peter Lipke, Ph.D.

Peter Lipke, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Brooklyn College CUNY

Candidate Statement







My goal will be to recognize and select great microbiologists for membership of AAM while diversifying our profession. We’ll need to actively search for and support well-qualified diverse people, perhaps working in venues outside of our traditional search places. 


Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.

Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota

Candidate Statement

As a member of the Academy Subcommittee on Elections, Dr. Nielsen believes a critical component of the subcommittees’ responsibilities will be to address the key aspects of the Academy Strategic Plan associated with inclusive diversity, equity, and accountability. For the Academy to thrive in the coming decades, it is essential that the Academy appropriately represents all members of its society and discipline. This should not simply be the current state of the ASM membership, but instead what ASM envisions and strives to achieve for its membership in the future. For without role models and examples that election into the Academy is achievable, ASM will not recruit diverse individuals into its discipline that will enhance the breadth of knowledge and understanding it most desires in the field.
 
At the same time, the Academy Subcommittee on Election needs to address other aspects of the Strategic Plan, such as mentorship and education. By valuing these attributes in prospective members upon election into the Academy, Dr. Nielsen believes the Academy will self-select individuals that will be engaged in the Academy, that will continue to inspire young and early career microbiologists to pursue scientific excellence, that will continue to teach the value of the microbial sciences and their application, and through their Academy membership will be able to provide timely and authoritative scientific information.


James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.

James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Pathologist-in-Chief and Director of the Texas Children’s Microbiome Center, Baylor College Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital

Candidate Statement







I plan to assist with the selection of future members of AAM.  I would like to contribute to recognizing the leaders and pioneers in microbiology. 

 
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Candidates for SoE representing Division Group 2
Jian Li, Ph.D.

Jian Li, Ph.D.

Professor and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellow, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University

Candidate Statement

Through the Subcommittee on Elections (SoE) for Division Group 2, I will promote research into antimicrobial agents and resistance, particularly across two major forefronts: 
  1. To enhance the leading role of the ASM/AAM in antimicrobial agents and resistance research globally. I will promote the diversity, inclusion (e.g. gender, ethnicities, research areas, representation of different regions of the world), and equity (e.g. an equal proportion of female members). It is critical to elect into AAM more internationally leading scientists in antimicrobial R&D from the pharmaceutical industry. Cross-disciplinary collaborations among fundamental researchers, R&D scientists and clinicians are essential to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) worldwide, especially in the current ‘Bad Bugs, No Drugs’ era. 
  1. To facilitate antimicrobial discovery in academia and bridge major gaps between leading fundamental research in academia and antimicrobial R&D in pharmaceutical industry. Division Group 2 is an international authority in promoting antimicrobial research and discovery. Considering the extraordinary challenges in developing new antimicrobials, our community is more important than ever to tackle the urgent unmet global medical need due to AMR. Funded by the NIH, I have successfully developed a novel lipopeptide antibiotic from concept to Phase-1 clinical trials. With the extensive expertise in developing antibiotics in academia, I will endeavor to facilitate Division Group 2 to expedite the commercialization of university discovery research and enhance the ASM’s leadership worldwide. 
In summary, it would be a great pleasure to serve the AAM/ASM and make a significant contribution to advancing the microbial sciences in antimicrobial research and therapeutic discovery


Gerald Pier, Ph.D.

Gerald Pier, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine (Microbiology and Immunology), Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Candidate Statement

My overall plans encompass maintaining the high standards of the Academy in recognizing the accomplishments of microbiologists within ASM and working to ensure that maximal efforts are expanded to encompass the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Academy membership and representation in the elected positions. I served as a member (2010-2012), then Chair (2012-2015), of the Academy’s selection committee for the ASM’S William A. Hinton Research Training Award (now the William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists) where I had the opportunity to work closely with the members of the community of underrepresented microbiologists and support the recognition and advancement of the goals of the Hinton Award towards a more equitable ASM. As a member of the Subcommittee on Elections I will ensure that we reach out to the diverse community of microbiologists to nominate them for election to leadership positions and meet the Academy’s strategic plans to provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. 
 
As our field has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic and Academy members thus became prominent spokespersons for the response to this worldwide problem, it will be essential to build on these roles to advocate for providing microbiological expertise throughout all branches of government and public interactions.  The Subcommittee on Elections will need to nominate the most effective individuals for these roles, ensuring adequate interactions and communication with leaders and decision makers and who have the qualifications to interact with underserved communities.


Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.

Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.

Professor, President & CEO, Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Candidate Statement

I have been an Academy Fellow since 2011 and now wish to give back by providing important service as a member of the Subcommittee on Elections (SoE). I feel that I can provide unique perspective and experience in advancing the microbial sciences through the Academy’s Strategic Plan, specifically its core values and four goals, at this particularly important time given the ongoing pandemic and the realization that microbial sciences play an increasingly important role in understanding human health and disease.  
 
In evaluating the credentials of nominees to Fellowship, the Academy wishes to adhere to its core values of Excellence, Collaboration, & Impact. Its goals include leadership in IDEAA, excellence in microbial sciences, mentorship and education, and scientific impact. I feel that my career experiences as a physician scientist, mentor and educator, administrative leader, team builder and developer of unique interdisciplinary and translational research programs align perfectly with these values and goals, and will enable me to critically evaluate applications to ensure the high standards of the Academy. I also plan to support the academy by engaging in critical and creative discourse to ensure that the strategic plan stays on course during implementation and continues to steer in directions that lead the field of microbial sciences forward from the broadest and most impactful perspective for current and future scientists. 


Hank Seifert, Ph.D.

Hank Seifert, Ph.D.

John Edward Porter Professor of Biomedical Science, Northwestern University

Candidate Statement







As a member of the Academy Subcommittee on Elections, I will work to objectively vet each applicant's qualifications and contributions to the broader fields of microbiology, regardless of their area of research, to continue the tradition of excellence and diversity that will continue to enhance the goals of the Academy and ASM. 


Photini Sinnis, M.D.

Photini Sinnis, M.D.

Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Candidate Statement

I was honored to be elected a Fellow of the Academy and would like to contribute to the work of the Academy and the larger ASM, whose mission I strongly support and believe in. If elected to the Subcommittee on Elections I would strive to maintain the high standards of the Academy, bringing 20 years of experience judging excellent science particularly in the area of neglected tropical diseases, global public health and parasitic infections.  


Brenda Anne Wilson, Ph.D.

Brenda Anne Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Candidate Statement







I have served my entire career as a role model and mentor for enhancing diversity and equity in science education and research in academic and nonacademic settings, and in particular for promoting scientific literacy of the general public. I take advantage of the many fascinating microbiology examples in our lives as a gateway toward bridging the gap between scientists and nonscientists. One of my major objectives as an academic scholar and microbiologist is to find unique ways to convey to students and the general public that modern scientific endeavors, in areas of microbiology in particular, are exciting, pertinent, and absolutely necessary to resolving contemporary problems in real life. I am firmly dedicated toward promoting excellence with regard to scientific rigor and quality in microbial science research and scholarly activities. I strongly believe that as microbiologists who appreciate the diversity of our microbial world, we must also strive to embrace and reflect the rich diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences of microbiologists in our Academy membership. As a member of the Subcommittee on Elections, I believe I can contribute to the goals of the Academy by identifying these same traits in other microbiologists who wish to join the Academy. In addition to endorsing those candidates who demonstrate exemplary leadership in research and academic excellence, I will seek those candidates who advance microbial science with their outreach and mentoring efforts and who have demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity at their institutions and elsewhere.

 
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Candidates for SoE representing Division Group 3
Steven W. Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Steven W. Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Mossman Professor of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee

Candidate Statement







As a fellow of the Academy I take great interest in its efforts.  As a member of the Subcommittee on Elections, I would have an opportunity to maintain the rigor that is the history of the AAM while working to be able to usher in a new generation of fellows. I believe I have a generally broad background across microbiology and that this spectrum of experiences would be advantageous as an active participant on the SoE.


Liping Zhao, Ph.D.

Liping Zhao, Ph.D.

Evelegh-Fenton Chair of Applied Microbiology, Rutgers University

Candidate Statement







I will rigorously evaluate candidates based on their profiles and recommendations. To ensure that our recommended candidates represent outstanding leaders in microbial sciences, I will evaluate the candidates based on comparing them with other leaders in closely similar fields. This way, I would make contribution to the election by ensuring that leaders in each specific field of microbial sciences are elected to the Academy. 


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Candidates for SoE representing Division Group 4
Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D.

Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Candidate Statement







I am interested in increasing the representation of diverse scientists and research questions in the microbial sciences. Non-model microbes from across the microbial landscape rich potential reservoirs of new microbiology. I am particularly interested in the diverse strategies by which commensal microbes interact with other microbes and associate with diverse hosts. While commensal associations are more difficult to tract, they represent the vast majority of microbial lifestyles and new technologies provide unprecedented opportunities to characterize them. I would like to be part of a group of scientists that promote poorly studied models in microbiology as a way to promote and advocate for microbiological research from a variety of perspectives conducted by diverse scientists. 


Mya Breitbart, Ph.D.

Mya Breitbart, Ph.D.

Professor, University of South Florida

Candidate Statement







If elected to the Subcommittee on Elections, I am committed to increasing the diversity of AAM fellows. A critical first step towards equity is removing the mystery surrounding nominations and the stigma associated with asking Fellows if they will nominate you.  Despite being heavily involved with ASM throughout my career, I never understood the process to becoming an AAM Fellow and I never would have felt comfortable asking someone to nominate me. This award process often creates a biased group of candidates, favoring those who seek out nomination and/or have others advocating for them. However, after seeing a general Twitter post by an AAM Fellow looking for potential candidates to nominate, I worked up the nerve to ask if I was a suitable candidate and proceeded to be elected as a Fellow. I firmly believe we need to work to add transparency to the process of becoming an AAM Fellow, encourage Fellows to think outside the box of their normal collaborators when making nominations, and encourage candidates to reach out to Fellows to ask to be nominated without the negative stigma of self-promotion. These changes will lead to a more diverse candidate pool and help AAM be more inclusive. 


N. Louise Glass, Ph.D.

N. Louise Glass, Ph.D.

Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, The University of California-Berkeley

Candidate Statement







Communication is a key factor in success and scientists are effective in communicating their work and results to their colleagues. However, it takes special skills and work to be effective in communicating scientific data and ideas to colleagues outside of one’s research area and particularly to the general public. Unfortunately, effective scientific communication skills important for a broader clientele are not typically taught to scientists. I am a strong advocate for communication and hope to work with colleagues at AAM and ASM to develop effective communication modules that are easily accessible to all members of ASM and will be useful skill sets that will enable them to present their work to diverse audiences. As a fungal biologist, it is imperative for me to communicate the fascinating biology of fungal organisms, and their importance to health, society and the environment. I hope to further encourage discourse across AAM and ASM between members that work on different systems using different approaches, to enable appreciation for diverse aspects of microbial science, and which will enable new collaborations that “think outside the box” to help solve the major challenges we currently face as a society and as inhabitants of our planet. Effective communication of these ideas, challenges and results to policy makers and to the general public is essential for their wider acceptance and implementation. 


Michael J. Imperiale, Ph.D.

Michael J. Imperiale, Ph.D.

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Microbiology and Immunology , University of Michigan

Candidate Statement






If elected to the Subcommittee on Elections, I will work to ensure that new Fellows are chosen using a holistic approach that examines not only on their scientific accomplishments, but also their contributions to training and mentoring of young scientists, to the mission of the ASM, and to the betterment of society. Moreover, I will be an advocate for having the membership of the AAM be representative of the diversity of the membership of the ASM as defined in its broadest sense (e.g., research interests, demographics, etc.), since it is only through such diversity that the Academy can adhere to its core values of excellence, collaboration, and impact. 


Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D.

Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology, The Ohio State University

Candidate Statement







If elected, I will examine the credentials of nominees of Fellows and make election recommendations to the Governors in accordance to ASM’s mission and the Academy’s vision. I am especially committed to furthering the enrichment of the Academy with Fellows who represent the breadth of microbiology and the diversity of our community. 


Zhi-Ming (Thomas) Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Zhi-Ming (Thomas) Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Investigator and Head, Tumor Virus RNA Biology Section, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Candidate Statement

If elected, I will have the following plans: 
  1. To unite all microbiologists in the world without ideological boarder and prevent any political interference with investigation and discovery of microbes on the earth and universe.  
  1. Promote various connections with various microbial societies in other countries, including the ones in China, Russia, India, and Africa in addition to the European countries. Thus, a diversified AAM governor body or its committees with various ethnic and gender representatives will definitely help to achieve this goal. 
  1. To promote AAM educational networks on microbes world-wide. Firstly, to educate general population for their understanding of basic microbial sciences and our daily life; and secondly, to train our teachers and scientists in developing and even developed countries with newly advanced microbial sciences and technologies. 
  1. To maintain high esteem mBio publications in reflection of microbial advances and organize periodically (once every two-years?) a specialized conference to recognize these advances in microbial field. Our current Editor-in-Chief Dr. Arturo Casadevall and his board members are the outstanding driving force in making mBio so successful. However, we are missing the AAM-sponsored conference in the past. 
  1. AAM should seek for sponsorship from private enterprises to support its yearly activities. By establishment of various training courses, workshops, and periodically scientific conferences, AAM representatives may reach out to various private companies for their sponsorships. By setting up the proposed practice and a fraction of cash flow back to AAM, the training courses, workshops and scientific conferences should bring in some revenues for us to run AAM better.   


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