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Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS) works to support the work of ASM by prioritizing the scientific focus of the Society and identifying upcoming opportunities in microbial sciences and scientific trends to ensure effective programs and scientific activities that benefit the members and the scientific community at large.  The body is made up of a Chair and Vice Chair (voted upon by COMS), 5 ASM officers, the ASM CEO, and the Academy Board of Governors Chair (all of whom are non-voting members), Program Board/Committee Chairs, 35 Councilors selected by their respective Branches, 27 Councilors selected by their respective Divisions, 8 additional Division Councilors (to balance out the number of Branch:Division members), and 10 At-Large Councilors voted on by the ASM membership

 
 
 

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