Steering Committee

Jennifer Gardy, Ph.D., Co-Chair
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Wash.

 


Kumaran Ramamurthi, Ph.D., Co-Chair
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 

 

Track Leaders

David Andes, M.D., AAR Track Leader
Wisconsin University, Madison, Madison, Wis.
Andrew Darwin, Ph.D., MBP Track Leader
NYU Langone Health, New York, N.Y.
Birthe Veno Kjellerup, Ph.D., AES Track Leader
University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Md.
Luis Martinez, Ph.D., POM Track Leader
University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Fla.
Yvette S. McCarter, Ph.D., D(ABMM), CPHM Track Leader
UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.
Ariane L. Peralta, Ph.D., EEB Track Leader
East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
Vanessa  Sperandio, Ph.D., HMB Track Leader
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Estee Torok, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Path, CIV Track Leader
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ex Officio

Victor DiRita, Ph.D., ASM President
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Steve Finkel, Ph.D., ASM President-Elect
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.


Steering Committee

David Aronoff, M.D., F.I.D.S.A., F.A.A.M.,
Meetings Committee Chair, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.                                                                                     

Program Committee Members

Kevin Alby, Ph.D. 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
David Baltrus, Ph.D.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Holly Bowers, Ph.D.
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, Calif.
Mariana Castanheira, Ph.D.
JMI Labs, North Liberty, Iowa
Cornelius (Neil) Joseph Clancy, M.D.
​University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Marc Roger Couturier, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jennifer Dien Bard, Ph.D.
USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif.
Yohei Doi, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D.
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J.
Josue Flores Kim, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.*
Britt L. Koskella, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
LaShanda Glenn, Ph.D.
Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio
Karine Gibbs, Ph.D.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Nkrumah Grant, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho* 
Melissa Kendall, Ph.D.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Erica Majumder, Ph.D.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y.
Jeffrey Maloy, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.*
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, Wis.
William Navarre, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Pablo Ivan Nikel, Ph.D.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Kemitorvet Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
Krisztina Papp-Wallace, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Tatiana Pinto, Ph.D.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Margaret Powers-Fletcher, Ph.D., D(ABBM)
UC Health, Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael Pucci, Ph.D.
Spero Therapeutics, Cambridge, Mass.
Adam Ratner, M.D., M.P.H.
New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Daniel D. Rhoads, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Karla J. F. Satchell, Ph.D.
Northwestern School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Michael Satlin, M.D.
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Gowri Satyanarayana, M.D.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. 
Kimblery D. Seed, Ph.D., University of California
Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
W. Edward Swords, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Mich.
Boghuma Kabisen Titanji, M.D., M.Sc., DTM&H, Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga.*
Blake Ushijima, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.*
Patrick Videau, Ph.D.
Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Ore.
Aaron Whiteley, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colo.*
Christina M. Wojewoda, M.D.
The University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.
Ben Wolfe, Ph.D.
Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
Kelly Wrighton, Ph.D.
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

*Member 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.