ASBMB Council

About the Council

The ASBMB Council serves as an advisory board to the president and the executive director for setting priorities and strategic directions, overseeing resource allocations, and ensuring that all activities align with the mission of the society.

Committee members

ASBMB is governed by a Council comprised of the president, president-elect or past-president, treasurer, secretary and nine councilors. Six councilors are elected by the membership, and three are appointed by the president with the approval of the Council. The chair of the Publications Committee, the editors of the society’s journals and the chairs of appointed committees also meet with the Council but have no vote.

The elected president serves for one year as president-elect, two years as president and one year as past-president. The secretary and treasurer are each elected for three-year terms. In addition, the treasurer serves one year as treasurer-elect prior to taking office as treasurer. Councilors are elected for three-year terms and can be re-elected or reappointed to serve one additional term.

Officers

Gerald Hart

Gerald Hart

  • ASBMB President (2018-2020)
  • University of Georgia
Toni M. Antalis

Toni M. Antalis

  • ASBMB President-elect
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
Joan W. Conaway

Joan W. Conaway

  • Treasurer (2019–2022)
  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Wei Yang

Wei Yang

  • Secretary (2019–2022)
  • National Institutes of Health

Voting members

Suzanne Barbour

Suzanne Barbour

  • (2019-2022)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joan Broderick

Joan Broderick

  • (2019-2022)
  • Montana State University
Matthew S. Gentry

Matthew S. Gentry

  • (2019-2022)
  • University of Kentucky
Blake Hill

Blake Hill

  • (2017-2020)
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
Audrey Lamb

Audrey Lamb

  • (2018-2021)
  • University of Kansas
James Ntambi

James Ntambi

  • (2018-2021)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
Takita Felder Sumter

Takita Felder Sumter

  • (2017–2020)
  • Winthrop University
Kelly Ten Hagen

Kelly Ten Hagen

  • (2018-2021)
  • National Institutes of Health
JoAnn Trejo

JoAnn Trejo

  • (2017-2020)
  • University of California, San Diego

Non-voting members

Cheryl Bailey

Cheryl Bailey

  • Chair, Education and Professional Development Committee (2019–2022)
  • Mount Mary University
Susan J. Baserga

Susan J. Baserga

  • Chair, Women in Biochemistry and Microbiology Committee (2019–2022)
  • Yale University
A. L. Burlingame

A. L. Burlingame

  • Editor, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
  • University of California, San Francisco
Nicholas O. Davidson

Nicholas O. Davidson

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Lipid Research (2019-2024)
  • Washington University School of Medicine
Edward Eisenstein

Edward Eisenstein

  • Chair, Membership Committee (2019–2022)
  • University of Maryland
Sonia C. Flores

Sonia C. Flores

  • Chair, Minority Affairs Committee (2017–2020)
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
Lila Gierasch

Lila Gierasch

  • Editor, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • University of Massachusetts
Terri Goss Kinzy

Terri Goss Kinzy

  • Chair, Public Affairs Advisory Committee (2019-2022)
  • Western Michigan University
Daniel M. Raben

Daniel M. Raben

  • Chair, Meetings Committee (2019–2022)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Rajini Rao

Rajini Rao

  • Chair, ASBMB Today Editorial Advisory Board (2019–2021)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Kerry-Anne Rye

Kerry-Anne Rye

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Lipid Research (2019-2024)
  • University of New South Wales
Herbert Tabor

Herbert Tabor

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Biological Chemistry
  • National Institutes of Health
Sandra Weller

Sandra Weller

  • Chair, Publications Committee (2016–2021)
  • University of Connecticut Health Center
Nicole C. Woitowich

Nicole C. Woitowich

  • Chair, Committee on Science Outreach and Communication (2019–2022)
  • Northwestern University
Barbara A. Gordon

Barbara A. Gordon

  • Executive Director
  • ASBMB