SIMB Past Presidents

SIMB Officers

President
2017-2018
Debbie Yaver, Novozymes, Inc

President-Elect
2017-2018
Steve Van Dien, Persephone Biome

Past President
2017-2018
George Garrity, Michigan State University

Secretary
2015-2018
Rob Donofrio, PhD, Neogen

Treasurer
2017-2020
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University

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 2020
Michael Resch, NREL

Executive Director
Christine Lowe, SIMB

Committee Chairs

2018 Annual Meeting Program
Noel Fong, Nucelis

Standing Committees

2017 Program Committee:

Biocatalysis
Felipe Sarmiento (Chair)
Jennifer Headman, Novozymes
Aditya Bhalla, Dupont

Environmental:
Raj Boopathy (Chair), Nicholls State University
Steven Singer, Berkeley Lab
Gemma Reguera, Michigan State University
Kevin Finneran, Clemson University
Kang Wu, University of New Hamphshire

Fermentation/Cell Culture:
Katy Kao (Chair)
Dan Solaiman, USDA
George Bennett, Rice University
Murri Shabbir Hussain, Clemson University
Andrew Prescott
Yoram Barak, BASF

Metabolic Engineering:
Adam Guss (Chair) ORNL
Andreas Schirmer, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Zengyi Shao
Priti Pharkya, Genomatica

Natural Products:
Yi Tang (Chair), UCLA
James Link, Princeton University
Yousong Ding, University of Florida
Jie Hu, DOW

Students and Posters:
Stephanie Gleason, DuPont
Katherine Chou, NREL

Science Slam:
Joy Doran-Peterson
Gemma Reguera, Michigan State University

Special Topic #1: George Somkuti Tribute
John Renye (Chair), USDA
Joan Bennett
Douglas Eveleigh, Rutgers Univ

Special Topic #2: SBIR Ruth Shuman, NSF
Laura Jarboe (Chair), Iowa State Univ
David Nielsen, Arizona State Univ
Ryan Senger, Vermont Univ
Ruth Shuman, National Science Foundation

Special Topic #2: Food and Biomaterials
Debbie Yaver, Novozymes
John Trawick

Archives
Term Ends 2022
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

Members:
George Garrity

Awards & Honors
Term ends 2018
Jonathan Mielenz

Members:
Mahendra Jain
Jennifer Ton
Kenneth Bruno

Diversity Committee
Term Ends 2017
Susan Bagley, Michigan Technological University (emerita)
Felipe Sarmiento, Swissustral USA

Members:
Sheena Becker, DOW AgroSciences
Noel Fong, Nucelis, Inc.
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University
Sara Shields-Menard, Nicholas State University

Emeritus Member:
Raul Cano, California Polytechnic University

Ad hoc Member:
Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute

Education and Outreach
Term ends 2017
Joy Doran-Peterson

Members:
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
Reinhardt Rosson

Finance
Term Ends 2020
Laura Jarboe (Chair), Iowa State Univ

Members:
Rob Donofrio
George Garrity
Debbie Yaver

Individual Membership
Term Ends 2018
Stephanie Gleason, DuPont

Members:
Paul Cino
Laura Jarobe

Corporate Outreach
Term Ends 2020
Andreas Schirmer, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.

Members:
Yorak Barak
Don Hahn
Tom Kelleher
Nigel Mouncey

Nominations
Term Ends 2018
Scott Baker, Pacific National Lab

Members:
Stephanie Gleason
Christie Peebles, Colorado State University
Steven Singer

Placement
Term Ends 2020
Robert Berger, B/B Associates

Members:
Sara Dorman
Abbie More

Planning
Term Ends 2018
Steve Van Dien, Persephone Biome

Publications
Term Ends 2019
Nigel Mouncey, Joint Genome Institute

Members:
George Garrity
Herb Ward

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

SIMB News
Editor-in-Chief

Term Ends 2018
Elisabeth D. Elder, PhD, Auburn University

Members:
Debbie Chadick
Melanie Mormile
Kristien Mortelmans

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 2018
Susanne Kleff, Michigan State University

Sponsorship
Term Ends 2017
Tom Kelleher, Xylome

Special Conferences

Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC)
Steve Decker, NREL
Seema Singh, LBL

Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era (NP)
Leondard Katz, University of California-Berkeley
Dick Baltz, CognoGen Biotechnology Consulting

Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT™)
Tiffany Rau, BioProcess Technology Consultants, Inc.
Mark Berge, MedImmune

Recent Advances in Microbial Control (RAMC)
Rob Donofrio, Neogen
Chris Cornelison, Kennesaw State University
Jana Rajan, Dow Microbial Control