Society Council

Sulie L. Chang, Ph.D.

— President (2021)

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Institute of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ 07079

Santosh Kumar, Ph.D.

— President Elect and Interim Chair, Meetings Committee (2021)

Professor
Assistant Dean, Scholarly Integration and Collaboration
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Pharmacy
Memphis, TN 38163

Sanjay Maggirwar, MBA, Ph.D.

— Treasurer (2021)

Chair and Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20037

Jean M. Bidlack, Ph.D.

— Interim Secretary (Ad-hoc Council Member, 2021)

Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology and Associate Chair
Dept. of Pharmacology and Physiology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY 14642

Nazira El-Hage. Ph.D.

— Membership Committee Chair (2023)

Associate Professor
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33131

Ilker K Sariyer, DVM, Ph.D.

— Interim Chair, Communications Committee (Ad-hoc Council Member, 2021)

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Neurovirology
Department of Neuroscience and Center for Neurovirology
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Sowmya V. Yelamanchili, Ph.D.

— Interim Chair, Diversity and Inclusion SNIP Committee (Ad-hoc Council Member, 2021)

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Gurudutt Pendyala, Ph.D.

— Early Career Investigator Committee Chair (2022)

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Nebraska, Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Santhi Gorantla, Ph.D.

— Council Member (2023)

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Co-Director of Translational Mouse Models Core
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198

Loyda Melendez Ph.D.

— Council Member (2021)

Professor
Department of Microbiology and Medical Zoology
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Yisel M. Cantres-Rosario, Ph.D.

— Early Stage Council Member (2021)

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Pankaj Seth, Ph.D.

— Council Member, International (2023)

Professor and Scientist VII
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Neurovirology Section
National Brain Research Centre (NBRC)
Haryana 122051, India

Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D.

— Council Member (2022)

Assistant Professor
Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

Jun Zhu, Ph.D.

— Ad-hoc Member (2021)

Professor of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Howard E. Gendelman, MD

— Ex Officio

Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5880