Society Council

Santosh Kumar, Ph.D.

— President (2023)

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

Rosemarie M. Booze, Ph.D.

— President-elect (2023)

Professor and Bicentennial Endowed Chair of Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

Sulie L. Chang, Ph.D.

— Past-President (2023)

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

Sanjay Maggirwar, MBA, Ph.D.

— Treasurer (2023)

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

Santhi Gorantla, Ph.D.

— Secretary (2025)

Durham Research Center, Room 8014
Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience
College of medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198

Sabita Roy, Ph.D.

— Chair, Meetings Committee (2025)

Department of Surgery
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, FL 33136

Nazira El-Hage. Ph.D.

— Chair, Membership Committee Chair (2024)

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

Ilker K Sariyer, DVM, Ph.D.

— Chair, Communications Committee (2025)

Associate Professor, Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Inflammation
Associate Professor, Neural Sciences
Department of Neuroscience and Center for Neurovirology
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Andrea D. Raymond, Ph.D.

— Chair, Diversity and Inclusion SNIP Committee (2025)

Associate Professor and ODEICI Coordinator for Biomedical Sciences Career Development
Department of Immunology and Nano-Medicine
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199”

Gurudutt Pendyala, Ph.D.

— Chair, Early Career Investigator Committee Chair (2023)

Assistant Professor Robert Lieberman MD PhD Endowed Professor
Fellow, National Strategic Research Institute, Department of Defense Affiliate
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Nebraska, Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198

Yisel M. Cantres-Rosario, Ph.D.

— Early Stage Council Member (2023)

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936

Pankaj Seth, Ph.D.

— Council Member, International (2024)

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

Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D.

— Council Member (2023)

Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research
Department of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN 37208

Jun Zhu, Ph.D.

— Council Member (2025)

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

Shao-Jun Tang, Ph.D.

— Council Member (2025)

Stony Brook Medicine Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Research, Director of The Stony Brook University Pain and Analgesia
Research Center (SPARC)
Department of Anesthesiology
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Howard E. Gendelman, MD

— Ex Officio

NeuroImmune Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5880