Board of Governors Roster





Arturo Casadevall ('20), Chair, Board of Governors
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

His major research interests are in fungal pathogenesis and the mechanism of antibody action. Dr. Casadevall is also interested in issues related to the conduct of science. Dr. Casadevall’s term as Chair Elect began in July 2016 and he will begin as Chair in July 2017.


Carey-Ann D. Burnham ('21)
Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis 
Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology 
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Burnham is a clinical microbiologist. Her research interests include antimicrobial resistance and development of novel diagnostic methods.


Gail H. Cassell ('21)
Senior Lecturer, Dep Global Health & Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist, Div Global Health Equity
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Executive VP TB Drug Development
Infectious Disease Research Institute
Boston, MA

Dr. Cassell is a leader on efforts to address multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB).

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Terence Dermody ('20)
Dorothy Overall Wells Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program Lamb Center for Pediatric Research
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Dr. Dermody is a virologist with interests in viral pathogenesis and vaccine development.  Most of his research focuses on mammalian reovirus and chikungunya virus.



Lynn W. Enquist ('20)
Henry l. Hillman Professor of Molecular Biology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Dr. Enquist's research focuses on understanding how alpha herpesvirus infections spread in a controlled fashion in and between neurons both in vitro and in vivo. He also studies how the nervous system responds to alpha herpesvirus infection.



Mary K. Estes ('20)
Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Molecular Virology and Microbiology and Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Dr. Estes’ major research projects focus on understanding human gastrointestinal virus pathogenesis and vaccines. Current studies utilize human stem cell derived organoid/enteroid cultures to dissect host-microbe interactions.

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Stan Fields ('19)
HHMI Investigator & Professor
Departments of Genome Sciences and Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Dr. Fields develops biological assays to analyze the function of proteins, often using yeast as a model for assays that can be applied to proteins from any organism. In one recent approach, his laboratory characterizes the activity of each of thousands of variants of a single protein to infer fundamental properties and to assess the effects of human genetic variation.

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Mary Ann Moran ('20)
Distinguished Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Research in Dr. Moran’s laboratory focuses on roles of marine bacteria in the cycling of carbon and sulfur in the ocean, applying tools from ecological genomics, metagenomics, and metatranscriptomics to address how these elements are transformed within the marine microbial food web.


Barbara Murray

Barbara E. Murray ('20)
Division Director, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Texas - Houston Medical School
Houston, TX

Dr. Murray’s laboratory’s broad interests involve the genetic and biochemical mechanisms of resistance to antibiotics and bacterial pathogenicity, particularly relating to enterococci, and molecular epidemiologic typing methods.

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Alison O'Brien ('20)
Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, MD

Current studies in Dr. O’Brien’s laboratory are focused on the role of Shiga toxins in the pathogenesis of hemorrhagic colitis and the hemolytic uremic syndrome, identification and characterization of the roles of virulence factors in an animal model of enteroaggregative E. coli disease, and assessment of the roles of toxins and capsules in the virulence of the anthrax-like B. cereus strain G9241.

Walker Graham

Graham C. Walker ('19)
American Cancer Society Professor, HHMI Professor 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Dr. Walker's lab studies bacterial responses to DNA damage with a special emphasis on translesion DNA polymerases. This work has had implications for mutagenesis, antibiotic action, and cancer chemotherapy. His lab's research on the Sinorhizobium-legume symbiosis has revealed bacterial functions necessary for this bacteria-host interaction, while also offering insights into other fundamental issues such as vitamin B12 biosynthesis and RNA metabolism.

Alice Weissfeld

Alice C. Weissfeld ('19)
Microbiology Specialists 
Houston, TX 

Dr. Weissfelds expertise is on a variety of issues including laboratory regulations, quality control and environmental and clinical microbiology, as well as virology, pathogenic bacteriology, mycobacteriology, administration and regulatory affairs.