Society Council

Sulie L. Chang, Ph.D.

— President

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 (2019-2020)

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 (2018-2020)

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, 2019-2020)

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 (2019-2022)

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, 2019-2020)

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, 2019-2020)

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 (2018-2021)

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

Santhi Gorantla, Ph.D.

— Council Member (2019-2022)

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 (2018-2020)

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

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 (2019-2022)

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

Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D.

— Council Member

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

Jun Zhu, Ph.D.

— Ad-hoc Member

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