Ron Xavier, Ph.D.
Ministry for Primary Industries
My passion is to bring together diversity of thought and perspectives to advance the microbiological sciences. As someone who has gone down a non-traditional career path thanks to ASM, I am also passionate about widening career options for microbiologists, and thus broadening our collective impact on society. I care about what we, together, can do for science; and what ASM as the preeminent society in microbiology can do for you. For me, the key to ASM’s progress is not about knowledge or representation of a particular group of people, it’s about asking questions in order to understand and interrogate issues, so is to bring out the best ideas and discussions moving forward. It has been an absolute honor to serve on the ASM Board of Directors for the past 2 years and, with your support, I hope to continue my contribution to ASM.