Council Members & Advisors

The continuing success of the Autumn Immunology Conference depends upon a group of dedicated Council members who volunteer their time and effort.


Board of Scientific Advisors

member affiliation position
Steve Varga University of Iowa Councillor
Virginia Shapiro Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Secretary
Rafael Fernandez-Botran University of Louisville Workshop coordinator
Richard DiPaolo St Louis University Liaison to sponsors
Subba Bondada University of Kentucky Liaison to sponsors
Dave Bruns PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Treasurer
John Hackett Abbott Laboratories Conference cohost
Michael Zimmer Purdue University Northwest Conference cohost
Rebecca Shilling University of Illinois, Chicago Diversity
Heather Bruns Ball State University Undergraduate program
Sarah D'Orazio University of Kentucky Liaison to academia
E. Charles Snow University of Kentucky Chief executive officer
Ian Lewkowich Cincinnati Children's Hospital Publications and Media Coordinator
David Lubaroff University of Iowa Advisor
Michael Farrar University of Minnesota Councilor
Lyse Norian University of Alabama, Birmingham Awards coordinator
Suzanne Bohlson Des Moines University Representative (2016)
Charlie Brown University of Missouri Representative (2016)
Ivan Maillard University of Michigan Representative (2016)
Umasundari Sivaprasad Cincinnati Children's Hospital Representative (2016)
Gerald Buldak Loyola University Representative (2017)
Kerry Empey University of Pittsburgh Representative (2017)
Haochu Huang University of Chicago Representative (2017)
Kevin Legge University of Iowa Representative (2017)
Xunrong Luo Northwestern University Representative (2017)
Joe Qualls Cincinnati Children's Hospital Representative (2017)
Emma Teixeiro-Pernas University of Missouri Representative (2017)
Wilbert Derbigny Indiana University School of Medicine Representative (2018)
Jon Houtman University of Iowa Representative (2018)
Kathryn Hulse Northwestern University Representative (2018)
Ryan Langlois University of Minnesota Representative (2018)
Shabaana Khader Washington University, St Louis Representative (2018)
Michelle Swanson-Mungerson Midwestern University Representative (2018)
Charlotte Vines University of Texas, El Paso Representative (2018)
Domenick Kennedy University of Chicago Postdoctoral representative
Rachel Philips Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Graduate student representative
Gretchen Pinkerton Administrative assistant
Executive Council Member
Assistant to the Executive Council
(End of term, Fall Council meeting)