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

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

Johnny He, Ph.D.

— Past President

Professor
Institute for Molecular Medicine
Associate Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Sanjay Maggirwar, MBA, Ph.D.

— Treasurer (2018-2020)

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY 14642

Richard J. Noel Jr., Ph.D.

— Secretary (2018-2021)

Professor and Chair
Department of Basic Sciences
School of Medicine
Ponce Health Sciences University
Ponce, PR 00716-7004

Fatah Kashanchi, Ph.D.

— Meetings Committee Chair (2019-2022)

Professor and Director
Laboratory of Molecular Virology
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

Nazira El-Hage. Ph.D.

— Membership Committee Chair (2019-2022)

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

Olimpia Meucci, MD, Ph.D.

— Council Member, Communications Committee Chair (2018-2020)

Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Center of Neuroimmunology and CNS Therapeutics
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Lena Al-Harthi, Ph.D.

— Council Member, Diversity and Inclusion SNIP Committee (DISC) (2019-2022)

Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity
Rush University
Chicago, IL 60612

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

Franca Marino, Bc.S., Ph.D.

— Council Member, International (2019-2022)

Associate Professor
Medical Pharmacology
University of Insubria
Varese, Italy

Pankaj Seth, MD

— 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

Jui Pandhare, Ph.D.

— Ad-hoc Member

Assistant Professor
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

Sowmya V. Yelamanchili, Ph.D.

— Ad-hoc Member

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

Ilker K Sariyer, DVM, PhD.

— Ad-hoc Member

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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