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Steering Committee

Victor DiRita, Ph.D., Meetings Board Chair
Kumaran Ramamurthi, Ph.D., Co-Chair, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 
Yvette S. McCarter, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Co-Chair, UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.  

Track Leaders

Mariana Castanheira, Ph.D., JMI Labs, North Liberty, Iowa
Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D., The College of New Jersey, Ewing, N.J. 
Erica Majumder, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis. 
Luis Martinez, Ph.D., University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, Fla.
Ariane L. Peralta, Ph.D., East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
A. Krishna Rao, M.D., M.S., University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Karla J.F. Satchell, Ph.D., Northwestern School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill. 
Robert Tibbetts, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich.

Ex Officio

Steve Finkel, Ph.D., ASM President, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Colleen Kraft, M.D., M.Sc., ASM President-Elect, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

Program Committee Members

David Baltrus, Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
Pamela Brown, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
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
Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler, Ph.D., Humbolt University, Arcata, Calif. 
Sanchita Das, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. 
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. 
Erika Espinosa-Ortiz, Ph.D., Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont. 
Josue Flores Kim, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.*
LaShanda Glenn, Ph.D., Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio
Nkrumah Grant, Ph.D., University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho* 
Jennifer Guthrie, Ph.D., Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario*
Vikram Kapoor, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Melissa Kendall, Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Britt L. Koskella, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 
Vincent Lee, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
Scott Wesley Long, M.D., Ph.D., Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Seema Mattoo, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. 
Erin McCreary, PharmD., B,C,P,S, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.*
William Navarre, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Krisztina Papp-Wallace, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University - VANEOHS, Cleveland, Ohio


Tatiana Pinto, Ph.D., Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Michael Pucci, Ph.D., Spero Therapeutics, Cambridge, Mass.
Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Michael Satlin, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Lisa Stempak, M.D., University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio 
Lindsay Stevenson, Ph.D., Inova Laboratories, Arlington, Va. 
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.
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.