The American Academy of Microbiology Announces Governors’ Election Results

March 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. – March 15, 2019 – The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is pleased to announce the 2019 Governors’ election results.

The Academy Fellows have reelected Alice S. Weissfeld, President, CEO and Laboratory Director, Microbiology Specialists Incorporated, Houston, Texas, to a second term.

The Fellows also elected two new Governors:
  • Susan Golden, Distinguished Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego
  • Susan Weiss, Distinguished Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Their three-year term begins July 1, 2019.  The Governors set the Academy’s strategic direction, elect Fellows to the Academy, develop new topics for colloquia, and establish new programs and initiatives consistent with its overall mission. The ASM and the Academy are excited to welcome this new leadership and look forward to serving the mission of the Academy with them.

This new leadership will join the other Academy Governors:
  • Arturo Casadevall, Chair of the Governors, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Carey-Ann D. Burnham, Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology of Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Gail Cassell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Terence Dermody, Professor and Chair: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Lynn Enquist, Henry l. Hillman Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
  • Mary Estes, Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Molecular Virology and Microbiology and Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Stanley Fields*, Professor and Chair, Genome Sciences, University of Washington
  • Mary Ann Moran, Distinguished Research Professor, Marine Sciences, University of Georgia
  • Barbara Murray, J. Ralph Meadows Professor of Medicine, Director of Infectious Disease Division, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Alison O'Brien, Professor and Chair, Microbiology & Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Graham Walker*, HHMI Professor, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
*These Governors' terms will end on June 30, 2019. 

The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group within the ASM. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.
The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of more than 32,000 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.

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