ASM Microbe 2021 Program Committee

Steering Committee
David Aronoff, M.D., F.I.D.S.A., F.A.A.M., Meetings Committee Chair, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Jennifer Gardy, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
Kumaran Ramamurthi, Ph.D., Co-Chair, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

David Andes, M.D., AAR Track Leader, Wisconsin University, Madison, Madison, WI
Andrew Darwin, Ph.D., MBP Track Leader, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
Birthe Veno Kjellerup, Ph.D., AES Track Leader, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD
Yvette S. McCarter, Ph.D., D(ABMM), CPHM Track Leader, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Ariane L. Peralta, Ph.D., EEB Track Leader, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Vanessa  Sperandio, Ph.D., HMB Track Leader, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Estee Torok, MA, Ph.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Path, CIV Track Leader, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Ex Officio
Victor DiRita, Ph.D., ASM President, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Steve Finkel, Ph.D., ASM President-elect, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Program Committee Members
Kevin Alby, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
David Baltrus, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Robert Bonomo, M.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Holly Bowers, Ph.D., Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA
Mariana Castanheira, Ph.D., JMI Labs, North Liberty, IA
Marc Roger Couturier, Ph.D., D(ABMM), ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT
Jennifer Dien Bard, Ph.D., USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Yohei Doi, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D., The College of New Jersey, Wing, NJ
Josue Flores Kim, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA*
LaShanda Glenn, Ph.D., Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
Karine Gibbs, Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Nkrumah Grant, Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI*
Pablo Ivan Nikel, Ph.D., The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Kemitorvet Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
Melissa Kendall, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Erica Majumder, Ph.D., SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY
Jeffrey Maloy, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA*
Luis Martinez, Ph.D., University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL
Erin McCreary, PharmD., B,C,P,S, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA*
L. Silvia Munoz-Price, M.D., Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
William Navarre, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Krisztina Papp-Wallace, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Margaret Powers-Fletcher, Ph.D., D(ABBM), UC Health, Cincinnati, OH
Michael Pucci, Ph.D., Spero Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA
Adam Ratner, M.D., M.P.H, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Daniel D. Rhoads, M.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Karla J. F. Satchell, Ph.D., Northwestern School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Michael Satlin, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
Kimblery D. Seed, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Gowri Satyanarayana, M.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
W. Edward Swords, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI
Boghuma Kabisen Titanji, M.D., M.Sc., DTM&H, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA*
Blake Ushijima, PhD., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC*
Patrick Videau, Ph.D., Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
Aaron Whiteley, PhD., University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO*
Christina M. Wojewoda, M.D., The University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
Ben Wolfe, Ph.D., Tufts University, Medford, MA
Kelly Wrighton, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

*Members of the ASM Microbe Junior Advisory Group (JAG):
The Junior Advisory Group’s role is to support and encourage the meeting participation of early career investigators (those about to complete, or within 3 years of completing their training), as well as the formation of early career-related sessions at the meeting.