Chairs

Suzanne Fleiszig

Past Chair

Rebecca V. Ferrell, Ph.D.

Chair

Ex Officio Members

Victor DiRita

Past President

Steven E. Finkel, Ph.D.

President

Colleen Kraft, M.D., M.Sc.

President-Elect

Timothy Donohue

Secretary

Marylynn V. Yates

Treasurer

Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., MPH

CEO, ASM

Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D.

Governors Chair, American Academy of Microbiology

At-Large Councilors

Vaughn Cooper

('23) COMS-Elected Board Director

Elizabeth Marlowe, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

('23) COMS-Elected Board Director

Alison Criss, Ph.D.

('23)

Sean Crosson Ph.D.

('22)

Rebecca V. Ferrell, Ph.D.

('23)

Amy Mathers, M.D.

('23)

Shannon McQuaig Ulrich, Ph.D.

('23)

Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D.

('22)

Patricia Simner, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

('24), Early Career

Diana L. Vullo, Ph.D.

('24), International

Diana Elizabeth Waturangi, Ph.D.

('24), International

Kristine Wylie, Ph.D.

('22)

Program Committee Chairs

Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.

('22), ASM Press

Melissa Miller, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

('23), Clinical and Public Health Microbiology

Tara C. Smith, Ph.D.

('22), Communications

Mary Sánchez Lanier, Ph.D.

('22), Education

Patrick Schloss

('23), Journals

David Aronoff, M.D.

('22), Meetings Strategy

Steven Specter

('23), Membership

Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Ph.D.

('22), Public and Scientific Affairs

Branch Councilors

Jack Brothers, M(ASCP)

Alaska ('22)

Gail Rowe

Allegheny ('22)

Shazia Tabassum Hakim, Ph.D., SCCM(MLS)

Arizona/South Nevada ('24)

Lisa A. Cuchara, Ph.D.

Connecticut Valley ('23)

Andrea Furuya, Ph.D.

Eastern New York ('23)

Joseph P. Zackular, Ph.D.

Eastern Pennsylvania ('24)

Terri Ellis, Ph.D.

Florida ('23)

Michael Lieberman, Ph.D.

Hawaii ('22)

Amanda Harrington, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Illinois ('23)

Becky Sparks-Thissen

Indiana ('22)

Catherine Loc-Carrillo, Ph.D.

Intermountain ('23)

Ryan Doster, M.D., Ph.D.

Kentucky-Tennessee ('24)

Silvia Pineiro

Maryland ('24)

Laura Harris, Ph.D.

Michigan ('22)

Melanie Mormile, Ph.D.

Missouri (’22)

Travis Bourret

Missouri Valley ('23)

Esther Babady, Ph.D., D (ABMM), FIDSA, F(AAM)

New York City ('23)

Erin Field, Ph.D.

North Carolina ('24)

Joy Scaria

North Central ('23)

Frank J. Scarano

Northeast ('22)

Elizabeth Antaki-Zukoski

Northern California ('24)

Leigh Knodler, Ph.D.

Northwest ('23)

Laura Tuhela-Reuning

Ohio ('23)

Jose Perez Jimenez

Puerto Rico ('24)

Stephen Young

Rio Grande ('22)

Dan Wall, Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain ('24)

Zaffar Hussain

So California ('23)

Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.

South Carolina ('22)

Monica Cartelle Gestal, Ph.D.

South Central ('24)

Laura Regassa

Southeastern ('23)

Heidi B. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Texas ('24)

Jeffrey M. Boyd, Ph.D.

Theobald Smith Society, NJ ('24)

Louise Temple, Ph.D.

Virginia ('22)

Denise M. Akob, Ph.D.

Washington, D.C. ('23)

Elaine Haase, Ph.D.

Western New York ('22)

Division Councilors

Maria Fernanda Mojica

Division A. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy ('24)

Paula Watnick, M.D. Ph.D.

Division B. Microbial Pathogens ('24)

Susan Butler-Wu

Division C. Clinical Microbiology ('23)

Manuela Raffatellu, M.D.

Division D. Microbe-Host Interactions ('22)

Sunny Shin

Division E. Immunology ('23)

Paul Fidel

Division F. Medical Mycology ('22)

Thirumalai R. Kannan, Ph.D.

Division G. Mycoplasmology ('22)

Gisela Storz, Ph.D.

Division H. Genetics and Molecular Biology ('24)

Kyle MacLea, Ph.D.

Division I. General Microbiology ('22)

Prahathees Eswara, M.S., Ph.D.

Division J. Cell and Structural Biology ('23)

Cecilia Martinez-Gomez

Division K. Microbial Physiology and Metabolism ('24)

Belinda Ostrowsky, M.D.

Division L. Healthcare Epidemiology ('23)

Jason Gill

Division M. Bacteriophage ('22)

Alison Buchan, Ph.D.

Division N. Microbial Ecology ('22)

Thaddeus Ezeji

Division O. Fermentation and Biotechnology ('22)

Donna Scholer

Division P. Food Microbiology ('24)

John Griffith

Division Q. Environmental and General Applied Microbiology ('22)

Vaughn Cooper

Division R. Evolutionary and Genomic Microbiology ('24)

Richard Longnecker

Division S. DNA Viruses ('23)

Pranav Danthi, Ph.D.

Division T. RNA Viruses ('23)

Sloan Siegrist, Ph.D.

Division U. Mycobacteriology ('24)

Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D.

Division V. Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology ('23)

Jennifer Herzog

Division W. Microbiology Education ('24)

George Sprague

Division X. Molecular, Cellular, and General Biology of Eukaryotes ('24)

Marie-Claire Rowlinson, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Division Y. Public Health ('22)

Bradley Bearson, Ph.D.

Division Z. Animal Health Microbiology ('23)

Zhicheng Dou

Division AA. Free-Living, Symbiotic and Parasitic Protists ('23

Division Interdisciplinary Councilors

Mary Ann Bruns

('22)

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

('22)

Peter Girguis, Ph.D.

('22)

Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D.

('22)

Erin Lipp, Ph.D.

('22)

Joy Sturtevant, Ph.D.

('22)

Vincent Young, Ph.D.

('22)