SIMB Past Presidents

SIMB Officers


President
2021-2022
Noel Fong, Nucelis

President-Elect
2021-2022
Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute

Past President
2021-2022
Steve Decker, NREL

Treasurer
2020-2023
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University

Secretary
2021-2024
Elisabeth Elder, Georgia Southwestern State University

Director
Term ends 2023
Rob Donofrio, Neogen

Director
Term ends 2022
Katy Kao, Texas A&M University

Director
Term ends 2022
Priti Pharkya, Genomatica

Director
Term ends 2024
Ben Shen, The Scripps Research Institute

Executive Director
Haley Cox, SIMB

Standing Committees

2022 Annual Meeting Program

Program Chair
Mark Blenner, University of Deleware

Biocatalysis
Sara Blumer-Schuette (Chair), Oakland University
Joe Rollin
Aditya Kunjapur, University of Delaware

Environmental:
Kevin Finneran (Chair), Clemson University
Kevin Solomon, University of Delaware
Fiona Crocker, Univ. of New Hampshire

Fermentation/Cell Culture:
Dongming Xie (Chair), University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Yoram Barak, Applied Materials
Katy Kao, San Jose State University

Metabolic Engineering:
Chris Johnson (Chair), NREL
Sudeep Agarwala, Ginkgo Bioworks
Nik Nair, Tufts University

Natural Products:
Jie Hu (Chair), Corteva Agriscience
Wenjun Zhang, UC Berkeley
Jason Crawford, Yale University

Students and Posters:
Jennifer Headman, POET
Yousong Ding, University of Florida
Raj Boopathy, Nicholls State University
Ashish Sharma
Giovanna Aita, Louisiana State University
Donovan Layton, Zymergen

Archives
Term Ends 2022
Debra Chadick

Members:
Paul Cino
Ann Kulback

Audit Committee
Term Ends 2022
Jeff Schwartz, PhD, JLS Microconsulting LLC

Members:
Debbie Yaver, Yaver Biotech Consulting LLC

Awards & Honors
Term ends 2023
Raj Boopathy

Members:
Cathy Asleson Dundon
Tom Jeffries
Dale Monceaux
Susan Bagley
Sara Shields-Menard
Mahendra Jain
Thomas Klasson
Stephanie Gleason

Corporate Outreach/Exhibits
Term Ends 2023
Steve Van Dien , Persephone Biome

Exhibits:
Robert Berger, B/B Associates

Corporate Sponsorship:
Term Ends 2023
Yoram Barak, Applied Materials
Andreas Schirmer, Genomatica

Diversity Committee
Term Ends 2023
Chair: Sheena Becker, Corteva

Members:
Noel Fong, Nucelis, Inc.
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University
Vanessa Nepomuceno, University of Illinois
Felipe Sarmiento

Education and Outreach
Term ends 2022
Katy Kao

Members:
Mark Berge, MedImmune
Steve van Dien, Persephone Biome
Noel Fong, Nucelis, Inc.
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University

Elections
Term Ends 2022
Kristien Mortelmans, SRI International

Members:
Badal Saha, USDA

Ethics Committee:
Term Ends 2022
Susan Bagley, Michigan Technological University (Emerita)

Members:
Scott Baker
Neal Connors

Finance
Term Ends 2023
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University

Members:
Noel Fong, Nucelis
Steve Decker, NREL
Elisabeth Elder, Georgia Southwest University
ex officio: Nigel Mouncey, Haley Cox, Jeff Schwartz, Debbie Yaver, Dick Baltz

International Outreach
Term Ends 2023
Susanne Kleff, Michigan State University

Members:
Scott Baker
Tim Davies
George Garrity
Peter Punt
Thomas Klasson
Erick Vandamme
Michael Resch

Investment Advisory
Richard Baltz, CognoGen Biotechnology Consulting
George Garrity, Michigan State University

Members:

Meeting Sites
Chris Lowe, SIMB

Membership – Individual
Term Ends 2022
Michael Resch, NREL

Members:
Laura Jarboe, Iowa State University
Thomas Klasson, USDA
Steve van Dien, Persephone Biome

Nominations
Term Ends 2022
Jan Westpheling , University of Georgia

Members:
Susan Bagley
Richard Baltz
Adam Guss

Placement
Term Ends 2023
Elisabeth Elder, Georgia Southwestern State University

Members:

Planning
Term Ends 2022
Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute

Members:

Publications
Term Ends 2022
Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute

Members:
George Garrity, Michigan State University

JIMB Editor-in-Chief
Term Ends 2025
Ramon Gonzalez, PhD

SIMB News
Editor-in-Chief

Term Ends 2023
Melanie Mormile, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Members:
Elisabeth Elder, Georgia Southwestern State University
Kristien Mortelmans, SRI International
Vanessa Nepomuceno, Univ of Illinois

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

Presidential Ad Hoc Committees

Membership Benefits/Career Outreach
Term Ends 2022
Noel Fong, Nucelis

Members:
Hal Alper
John Trawick
Jennifer Headman
Sheena Becker
Katy Kao
Mark Berge
Laura Jarboe

Special Conferences

Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC)
Chair: Davinia Salvachua, NREL
Co-chair: Carrie Eckert, NREL
Past Chair: Scott Baker, Pacific National Lab

Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology (RAFT™) 2022
Chair: Mark Berge, Astra Zeneca
Co-chair: Kat Allikian, Nourish Ingredients

International Conference on Natural Product Discovery and Development in the Genomic Era 2023
Chair: Ben Shen, Scripps Research Institute
Co-chair: Allison Narayan, University of Michigan
Co-chair: Kaity Ryan, University of British Columbia
Co-chair: Yi Tang, UCLA