Ron Xavier, Ph.D.
Ministry for Primary Industries
Ron Xavier, Ph.D., is the Second Secretary (Primary Industries), Ministry for Primary Industries, Beijing, China.
His passion is to bring together diversity of thought and perspectives to advance the microbial sciences. As someone who has gone down a non-traditional career path, thanks to ASM, he is also passionate about widening career options for microbiologists and, thus, broadening their collective impact on society.
Xavier cares about what microbiologists, together, can do for science and what ASM, as the preeminent society in microbiology, can do for you. He believes 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 as to bring out the best ideas and discussions moving forward.