ASM Announces New President-Elect and LeadershipWashington, D.C. – December 4, 2019 – A new President-Elect, 2 members of the ASM Board of Directors and 4 members of the Council on Microbial Sciences have been elected to ASM leadership. Terms of all new members of ASM’s leadership will begin on July 1, 2020.
Steve Finkel, Professor of Biological Sciences
College Dean of Graduate & Professional Education
University of Southern California
Board of Directors:
The ASM Board of Directors provides strategic direction to the society. It brings ASM’s mission to life and handles all legal, financial and governance matters.
Virginia Miller (3-year term)
Professor of Genetics and of Microbiology & Immunology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Julie A. Segre (3-year term)
Senior Investigator with tenure
Microbial Genomics Section Chief, Translational and Functional GenomicsBranch
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Council on Microbial Sciences:
ASM’s Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS) is a new, dynamic governance structure representing the entire Society as we promote and advance the microbial sciences. It is the key connection between ASM’s members and ASM’s leaders.
Alison Criss (3-year term)
Co-Founder and Director
UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute
Rebecca V. Ferrell (3-year term)
Professor of Biology
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Amy Mathers (3-year term)
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology
University of Virginia
Shannon McQuaig Ulrich (3-year term)
St. Petersburg College
The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of more than 30,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.