2019-20 Branch Officers and Committee Chairpersons

President:  Dieter M. Schifferli, Ph.D., Dr.Med.Vet., DVM
Professor of Microbiology, Department of Pathobiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6049
Email:  dmschiff@vet.upenn.edu

President-Elect: Michelle Kutzler, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Department of Medicine
Drexel Univesity School of Medicine
New College Building, Room 6206, Mail Stop 461
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215)-762-3487
Email: mkutzler@drexelmed.edu

Past- President:, Çagla Tükel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Louis Katz School of Medicine of Temple University
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
3400 N. Broad St. Kresge 502
Philadelphia  PA19140
Email: ctukel@temple.edu

Secretary: Pina Fratamico, Ph.D.
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Eastern Regional Reseach Center
600 E. Mermaid Lane
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Phone: 215-233-6524
Email: pfratamico.ars@gmail.com

Treasurer: Simon Knight, Ph.D.
Department of Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
BRB-II, Rm 1046
421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6160
Email: sknight@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Councilor and ASM COMS Representative:
Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Email: Irving.Nachamkin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


Committee Chairpersons

Academic/Student Affairs, Toby K. Eisenstein, Ph.D.
Dept of Microbiology and Immunology
Louis Katz School of Medicine of Temple University
3500 North Broad Street
Medical Education and Research Bldg, Room 859
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone: 215-707-3585
Fax: 215-707-7920
Email: tke@temple.edu

Archives, James A. Poupard, Ph.D.
Pharma Institute of Philadelphia
3612 Earlham Street
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215-438-1368
Email: japmicro@aol.com

Education, Barbara B. McHale, Co-Chair
Office of the President
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike, PO Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
Phone: 215-641-5521
Fax: 215-215-641-5509
Email: mchale.b@gmercyu.edu

Cynthia Keler, Co-Chair
Delaware Valley University
Biology Department
700 East Butler Pike
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-489-2261
email: Cynthia.Keler@delval.edu

Infection & Immunity Forum, Michelle Kutzler, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Department of Medicine
Drexel Univesity School of Medicine
New College Building, Room 6206, Mail Stop 461
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215)-762-3487
Email: mkutzler@drexelmed.edu

Industrial Affairs, Stephen Rittenhouse, Ph.D.
Director of Microbiology
GlaxoSmithKline
1250 South Collegeville Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
Phone: 610-917-6287
Email: Stephen.Rittenhouse@gsk.com

Membership, Andrew Baltus, PhD.
Janssen Research & Development
1400 McKean Road
Spring House, PA 19477
Tel (215) 628-5154
Email: abaltus@its.jnj.com

Monthly Programs, Joe Zackular, PhD and Vincent Tam, PhD

Joe Zackular, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
1211A Abramson Research Center
3615 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: joseph.zackular@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Vincent Tam, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Kresge 5th Floor, Room 501
3440 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140-5104
Email:  vincent.tam@temple.edu

Symposium, Alan T. Evangelista Ph.D.
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134-1095
Phone: 215-427-5431
Fax: 215-427-5511
Email: alan.evangelista@americanacademic.com

Student Chapter Advisor, Michelle Kutzler, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development
Department of Medicine
Drexel Univesity School of Medicine
New College Building, Room 6206, Mail Stop 461
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215)-762-3487
Email: mkutzler@drexelmed.edu

Webmaster, Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine
Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Email: irving.nachamkin@pennmedicine.upenn.edu