ASM Announces New President-Elect and Leadership

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)

Full Professor

St. Petersburg College

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