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
Hal Alper, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Standing Committees

2017 Program Committee:
Biocatalysis
Rajesh Sani, South Dakota School of Mines
Felipe Sarmiento, Swissaustral
Jennifer Headman, Novozymes

Environmental:
Steven Singer , Berkeley Lab
Aaron Wright, PNNL
Raj Boopathy, Nicholls State Univ.
Gemma Reguera, Michigan State Univ

Fermentation/Cell Culture
Mark Berge, Medimmune
Chandresh Thakker, Total New Energies USA, Inc.
Noel Fong, Nucelis

Metabolic Engineering
David Nielsen, Arizona State Univ.
Adam Guss, ORNL
Andreas Schirmer, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Natural Products
Eung-Soo Kim, Inha Univ. Korea
Jonathan Walton, Michigan State Univ.
Yi Tang, UCLA

Students and Posters
Stephanie Gleason
Sonya Clarkson
Katherine Chou, NREL

Science Slam
Joy Peterson

Special Session
George Garrity, Michigan State Univ.
Raul Cano, California Polytechnic State Univ.
Joy Peterson
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State Univ.
Ramon Gonzalez, Rice Univ.
Rob Donofrio, Neogen

Archives
Term Ends 2017
Debra Chadick

Members:
Paul Cino
Doug Eveleigh
Ann Kulback

Audit Committee
Term Ends 2018
Jeff Schwartz, PhD, JLS Microconsulting LLC
Herb Ward, PhD, Rice University

Awards & Honors
Term ends 2018
Jonathan Mielenz

Members:
Mahendra Jain
Jennifer Ton
Kenneth Bruno

Diversity Committee
Term Ends 2017
Susan Bagley
Raul Cano

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

Education and Outreach
Term ends 2017
Jennifer Ton

Members:
Debra Chadick
Joy Doran Peterson
Noel Fong
Laura Jarobe
Olivia Thompson
Steve Van Dien

Elections
Term Ends 2019
Kristien Mortelmans

Members:
Marianna Jackson

Exhibits
Term Ends 2018
Robert Berger, B/B Associates

Members:
Lisa Soto

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

Members:
Finance Committee

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

Members:
Stephanie Gleason

Individual Membership
Term Ends 2017
Stephanie Gleason

Members:
Paul Cino
Laura Jarobe

Corporate Membership
TBD

Nominations
Term Ends 2017
Tim Davies, Green Biologics

Members:
Bob Berger
Raul Cano
Christine Gonzales
Ali Mohagheghi

Placement
Term Ends 2017
Robert Berger, B/B Associates

Members:
Sara Dorman
Abbie More

Planning
Term Ends 2017
Debby Yaver, Novozymes

Members:

Publications
Term Ends 2019
Nigel Mouncey, DOW

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

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

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

Presidential Ad Hoc Committees

International Outreach
Term Ends 2017
Susanne Kleff

Sponsorship
Term Ends 2017
Tom Kelleher, Xylome

Special Conferences

Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC)
Steve Decker, NREL
Steve Brown, ORNL

Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era (NP)
Leondard Katz
Dick Baltz

Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT™)
Tiffany Rau
Lawrence Chew

Recent Advances in Microbial Control (RAMC)
Rob Donofrio
Jon Calomiris