About ISM

Established in 1935, The Illinois Society for Microbiology (ISM) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting scientific knowledge in the field of microbiology as well as supporting the contributions of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). ISM is one of the oldest chapters of ASM. Our members are microbiologists, supervisors and managers of laboratories, directors of microbiology departments, commercial suppliers and academicians. We are dedicated to the continuous education of Microbiology professionals in Illinois.

 

ISM Officers, Council Members & Committee Chairs

2016-2017 ISM Officers

  • Donna Carter, President
  • Irene Dusich, President Elect
  • Violet Rekasius, Secretary

  • Jessica Fitzgerald, Treasurer
  • Asif Saiyed, First Past President

2016-2017 ISM Council Members

  • Roman Golash, Academic (2nd term)
  • Kathy Mandel, Clinical (2nd term)
  • Holly Sotor, Environmental (2nd term)
  • Kara Polashek, Industrial (2nd term)
  • Janes Stevens, ASM Councilor

  • Kristy Shanahan, Academic (1st term)
  • Donna Schora, Clinical (1st term)
  • Amanda Harrington, Environmental (1st term)
  • Kelly Hock, Industrial (1st term)
  • Mike Costello, ASM Councilor 

2016-2017 ISM Committee Chairs

  • Karen Clark & Holly Sotor, Speaker Arrangements
  • Jennifer O’Neill, Membership
  • Sarah Borah, Sustaining Members
  • Lynn Schwabe, Nominating Committee

  • Becky Lindgren, ISM Website
  • Sarah Borah, ISM Facebook
  • Asif Saiyed, Pasteur Award

Sustaining Members

The Illinois Society for Microbiology wishes to acknowledge our appreciation for our sustaining members. Sponsorship of ISM allows us to present valuable educational programs to microbiologists in our area and helps to support the operational costs of our programs.

Platinum Sponsors

Luminex
Thor Nandan
(630) 605-8186
http://www.luminexcorp.com/

Gold Sponsors

Medical Chemical Corporation
Mark Perry
(310) 787-6800

Additional Supporters

The American Society for Microbiology – The American Society for Microbiology

Sustaining Member Levels

Platinum Sustaining Member………………Donation of $1000+

Includes: Complimentary list of current members (at your request), complimentary list of paid attendees at the Meeting (at your request), ISM will provide a sustaining member sign at your booth and recognition on a sustaining member poster at every ISM meeting, ISM will give recognition on our website with a link to your company’s Home Page.

Gold Sustaining Member………………Donation of $500-$999

Includes: Complimentary list of current members (at your request), Complimentary list of paid attendees at the Meeting (at your request), ISM will provid a sustaining member sign at your booth and recognition on a sustaining member poster at every ISM meeting

Silver Sustaining Member………………Donation of $350-499

Includes:  Complimentary list of current members (at your request), ISM will provide a sustaining member sign at your booth and recognition on a sustaining member poster at every ISM meeting.

Sustaining Members