SIMB Past Presidents

SIMB Officers

President
2016-2017
George Garrity, Michigan State University

President-Elect
2016-2017
Debbie Yaver, Novozymes, Inc

Past President
2016-2017
Scott Baker, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Secretary
2015-2018
Rob Donofrio, PhD, Neogen

Treasurer
2014-2017
Janet Westpheling, PhD, University of Georgia

Director
Term ends 2019
Joy Doran-Peterson, University of Georgia

Director
Term ends 2019
Thomas Klasson, USDA-ARS-SRRC

Director
Term ends 2018
Stephen Picataggio, Dupont

Director
Term ends 2017
Steve Van Dien, Genomatica

Executive Director
Christine Lowe, SIMB

Committee Chairpersons

Annual Meeting Program
Debbie Yaver, PhD

Standing Committees

2016 Program Committee:
Biocatalysis
Michael Resch, NREL
Rajesh Sani, South Dakota School of Mines
Felipe Sarmiento, Swissaustral

Environmental:
Raj Boopathy,Nicholls State Univ
Aaron Wright, PNNL
Steven Singer , Berkeley Lab

Fermentation/Cell Culture
Katy Kao, Texas A&M Univ.
Chandresh Thakker, Total New Energies USA, Inc.
Mark Berge, Medimmune

Metabolic Engineering
Hal Alper, Univ. of Texas-Austin
David Nielsen, Arizona State Univ.
Adam Guss, ORNL

Natural Products
Jeffrey Kim, Radiant Biotech
Jonathan Walton, Michigan State Univ.
Eung-Soo Kim, Inha Univ. Korea

Students and Posters
Stephanie Gleason
Laura Jarboe, Univ. of Iowa
Sonya Clarkson

Science Slam
Joy Peterson

Special Session
Neal Connors

Archives
Term Ends 2017
Debra Chadick

Members:
Doug Eveleigh
Ann Kulback

Audit Committee
Term Ends 2015
Jeff Schwartz, PhD, JLS Microconsulting LLC
Herb Ward, PhD, Rice University

Awards & Honors
Term ends 2015
Jonathan Mielenz

Members:
Susan Bagley
Debra Chadick

Diversity Committee
Term Ends 2017
Susan Bagley
Raul Cano

Members:
Noel Fong
Laura Jarboe
Nigel Mouncey
Felipe Sarmiento
Sara Shields-Menard

Education
Term ends 2017
Jennifer Ton

Members:
Joy Doran Peterson

Elections
Term Ends 2016
Kristien Mortelmans

Members:
Marianna Jackson

Exhibits
Term Ends 2015
Robert Berger, B/B Associates

Members:
Abbie More

Finance
Term Ends 2017
Janet Westpheling, PhD, University of Georgia

Members:
Leonard Katz – 2015

Local Sections
Term Ends 2017
Paul Cino, PhD, Fermentation Consultants

Members:
Jesus Zaldivar (New England)

Individual Membership
Term Ends 2017
Stephanie Gleason

Members:
OPEN

Corporate Membership
Term Ends 2016
Abbie J. More, Friesland Campina Domo

Members:
Bob Berger
Tom Jeffries

Nominations
Term Ends 2016
Leonard Katz, PhD, SynBERC – Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center

Members:
Ramon Gonzalez
Jonathan Mielenz

Placement
Term Ends 2017
Robert Berger, B/B Associates

Members:
Sara Dorman
Abbie More

Planning
Term Ends 2016
Garrity George

Members:
OPEN

Publications
Term Ends 2018
Garrity George

JIMB Editor-in-Chief
Term Ends 2020
Ramon Gonzalez, PhD

SIMB News
Editor-in-Chief

Term Ends 2019
Elisabeth D. Elder, PhD, Auburn University

Publicity
Open

Quarter Century Club
Christine Lowe, SIMB

SIMB Representatives to:
American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS): OPEN

International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)
Dr. Scott Baker

Ad hoc Committees

Presidential Committee on International Outreach
Term Ends 2016
Susanne Kleff

Presidential Committee on Sponsorship
Term Ends 2016
Leonard Katz

Presidential Committee on Corporate Engagement
Term Ends 2016
Eli Groban