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

2017-2018 ISM Officers

  • Irene Dusich, President
  • Amanda Harrington, President Elect
  • Becky Lindgren, Secretary

  • Jessica Fitzgerald, Treasurer
  • Donna Carter, First Past President

2017-2018 ISM Council Members

  • Nick Moore, Academic (1st term)
  • Violet Rekasius, Clinical (1st term)
  • Jeanne vonRentzell, Environmental (1st term)
  • Nancy Kempen, Industrial (1st term)
  • Jane Stevens, ASM Councilor

  • Kristy Shanahan, Academic (2nd term)
  • Donna Schora, Clinical (2nd term)
  • Kathy Mandel, Environmental (2nd term)
  • Kelly Hock, Industrial (2nd term)
  • Mike Costello, ASM Councilor 

2017-2018 ISM Committee Chairs

  • Linda Bruno, Speaker Arrangements
  • Kara Polaschek, Speaker Arrangements
  • Jennifer O’Neill, Membership
  • Sarah Borah, Sustaining Members
  • TBA, Nominating Committee

  • Becky Lindgren, ISM Website
  • Sarah Borah, ISM Facebook
  • Donna Carter, Pasteur Award (2018-2019)
  • Asif Saiyed, Pasteur Award (2017)

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