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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President
Paula Traktman, Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Telephone: 414-955-8253
FAX: 414-955-6535
ptrakt@mcw.edu

President-Elect
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
vrr1@columbia.edu

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


Councilors
Nominating Committee Chair (2014)
BARBARA SHERRY – North Carolina State University, Raleigh
bsherry@ncsu.edu

Councilor for Prokaryotic Virology (2014)
MARK J. YOUNG – Montana State University
myoung@montana.edu

Councilor for Plant Virology (2014)
ANNE E. SIMON – University of Maryland
simona@umd.edu

Councilor for Animal Virology (2015)
Rebecca Dutch – University of Kentucky
rdutc2@uky.edu
Councilor for Invertebrate Virology (2015)
SCOTT C. WEAVER – University of Texas Medical Branch
sweaver@utmb.edu

Councilor for Veterinary/Zoonotic Virology (2016)
VERONIKA VON MESSLING – Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Germany
veronika.vonmessling@pei.de


Councilor for Medical Virology (2016)
STANLEY PERLMAN – University of Iowa
stanley-perlman@uiowa.edu