SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Meet the Program Committees

Joint Program Committee

American Society of Microbiology (ASM) 

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

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

Federation of European Microbiological Societies

Bauke Oudega, Ph.D.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Aepfelbacher, DGHM
Hamburg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Beate Averhoff, VAAM
Hamburg, Germany

American Society for Virology

Kristen Vernard, DVM, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis. 

African Society for Laboratory Medicine

Pascale Ondoa, M.D., Ph.D.
African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethopia

ASM Program Committee

Co-Chairs

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, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

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.

 

FEMS Committees

Program Committee

Bauke Oudega, Programme Chair

Hilary Lappin Scott, Organizing Chair

Martin Aepfelbacher, Local Chair 

Evelyn Doyle

Beate Averhoff

Isabel Sá-Correia

Jim Prosser

Michael Sauer

Nicole Fischer

Rossana Coda

Wolf-Dietrich Hardt

Antonio Ventosa

Carianne Buurmeijer, FEMS Representative

Organizing Committee

Hilary Lappin Scott, Organizing Chair

Bauke Oudega, Programme Chair

Martin Aepfelbacher, Local Chair

Clare Taylor

Vaso Taleski

Carianne Buurmeijer, FEMS Representative


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