The American Society for Virology was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The stated aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology. These goals are achieved by means of meetings organized or sponsored by the Society, obtaining for the members reduced subscription rates for virological journals, soliciting travel grants to attend national and international meetings and representation on national and international councils.
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Officers and Councilors

Vincent R. Racaniello, Ph.D.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
701 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-305-5707

Grant McFadden, Ph.D.
University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
PO Box 100266
1200 Newell Drive, ARB R4-295
Gainesville, FL 32610-0266
Telephone: 352-273-6852

Dorothea L. Sawicki, Ph.D.
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
3000 Arlington Avenue, Mail Stop 1021
Toledo, OH 43614-2598
Telephone: 419.383.5173
FAX: 419.383.2881

Councilor for Plant Virology (2017)
VALERIAN DOLJA – Oregon State University
Councilor for Animal Virology (2015)
REBECCA DUTCH – University of Kentucky
Councilor for Evolution and Ecology (2017)
COLIN PARRISH – Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Councilor for Medical Virology (2016)
STANLEY PERLMAN – University of Iowa
Nominating Committee Chair (2015)
PAULA TRAKTMAN – Medical College of Wisconsin
Councilor for Veterinary/Zoonotic Virology (2016)
VERONIKA VON MESSLING – Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Germany

Councilor for Invertebrate Virology (2015)
SCOTT C. WEAVER – University of Texas Medical Branch

Councilor for Prokaryotic Virology (2017)
MARK J. YOUNG – Montana State University