Steering Committee

Victor DiRita, Ph.D.

Meetings Board Chair

Michigan State University

Yvette S. McCarter, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Meetings Board Co-Chair

University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville and University of Florida Health Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fla.

Karla J.F. Satchell, Ph.D.

Meetings Board Co-Chair

Northwestern University
Chicago, Ill

Ex Officio

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

ASM President

Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Ga.

Virginia L. Miller, Ph.D.

ASM President-Elect

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Program Committee Members

Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (AAR)

  • Mariana Castanheira, Ph.D., JMI Labs, North Liberty, Iowa (Track Leader).
  • Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabir, PharmD, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif.*
  • Alexander Lepak, M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wis.
  • Krisztina Papp-Wallace, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University - VANEOHS, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Maria Soledad Ramirez, MSc, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.
  • Andrew Tomaras, Ph.D., Forge Therapeutics, San Diego, Calif.
  • Yanan (Nancy) Zhoa, M.D., Ph.D., Center for Discovery and Innovation, Nutley, N.J. 

Applied and Environmental Science (AES)

  • Erica Majumder, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis. (Track Leader).
  • Patrick Videau, Ph.D., Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Ore. (Vice Track Leader).
  • Blake Ushijima, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.*
  • Amina Ahmed El-Imam, Ph.D., University of Ilorin, Ilorin, NigeriaErika Espinosa-Ortiz.
  • Erika Espinosa-Ortiz, Ph.D., Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont. 
  • Vikram Kapoor, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

Clinical Infections and Vaccines (CIV)

  • A. Krishna Rao, M.D., M.S., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Track Leader).
  • Boghuma Kabisen Titanji, M.D., M.Sc., DTM&H, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga. (Vice Track Leader).
  • Rachel Denyer, M.D., George Washington, University, Washington, D.C.*
  • Sanchita Das, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 
  • Lisa Stempak, M.D., University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio.

Clinical and Public Health Microbiology (CPHM) 

  • Robert Tibbetts, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich. (Track Leader).
  • Jennifer Guthrie, Ph.D., Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario.*
  • Scott Wesley Long, M.D., Ph.D., Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.
  • Utsav Pandey, Ph.D., D(ABMM) Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • David Peaper, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • Barbara Robinson-Dunn, Ph.D., D(ABMM).
  • Lars Westblade, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity (EEB)

  • Britt L. Koskella, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Md. (Track Leader).
  • Nkrumah Grant, Ph.D., University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.*
  • Adrienne Correa, Ph.D., Rice University, Houston, Texas. 
  • Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler, Ph.D., Humbolt University, Arcata, Calif. 
  • William Harcombe, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Marian Schmidt, Cornell University, Ithica, N.Y. 

Host-Microbe Biology (HMB)

  • Melissa Kendall, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. (Track Leader).
  • Aaron Whiteley, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colo.* 
  • Matthew Lawrenz, Ph.D., University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
  • Vincent Lee, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
  • Seema Mattoo, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. 
  • W. Edward Swords, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Molecular Biology and Physiology (MBP) 

  • Pamela Brown, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (Track Leader).
  • Ashley Groshong, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.*
  • Josephine Chandler, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.
  • Prahathees Eswara, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa Fla.
  • Randy Morganstein, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.
  • Anthony Vecchiarelli, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Profession of Microbiology (POM) 

  • Tatiana Pinto, Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Track Leader).
  • Laura Oliveira, M.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.*
  • John Buchner, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
  • Oscar Tirado Acevedo, Ph.D., Proctor & Gamble, Mason, Ohio.
  • Rebecca Yee, Ph.D., Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.

*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.

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