Officers and Councilors
FELICIA GOODRUM, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Immunobiology
1657 E. Helen St., BIO5 Institute
Thomas W. Keating Bldg, Rm 4
Tuscon, AZ 85721
KATHERINE R. SPINDLER, Ph.D.
University of Michigan Medical School Department of Microbiology and Immunology
1150 West Medical Center Drive,
5635 Med Sci II
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5620
Nominating Committee Chair (2022)
CRAIG E. CAMERON – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Councilor for Invertebrate Virology (2024)
MICHELLE FLENNIKEN – Montana State University
Councilor for Plant Virology (2023)
SVETLANA FOLIMONOVA – University of Florida
Councilor for Evolution and Ecology (2023)
ADAM LAURING – University of Michigan
Councilor for Animal Virology (2024)
ANDREW MEHLE – University of Wisconsin - Madison
Councilor for Medical Virology (2022)
ANNE MOSCONA – Columbia University Medical Center
Councilor for Prokaryotic Virology (2023)
KRISTIN PARENT – Michigan State University
Councilor for Veterinary/Zoonotic Virology (2022)
JOHN S. L. PARKER – Cornell University
Councilor for Virology Trainees (2023)
CHELSEY SPRIGGS – University of Michigan
Councilor for Virology Trainees (2022)
KISHANA Y. TAYLOR – University of California, Davis
Founding of the American Society for Virology
The ASV was founded in 1981 under the leadership of Dr. Wolfgang K. Joklik following fifteen years of discussion by a small group of virologists. The first annual meeting of the ASV was held in 1982 at Cornell in Ithaca.
The founding of the ASV was officially documented in a 2006 publication in Virology, entitled How the American Society for Virology was Founded, by Wolfang K. Joklik and Sidney E. Grossberg. This article provides a first-hand summary of the founding and early history of the Society.
- The Virology article, “How the American Society for Virology was founded (cited above)
- An editorial in Archives of Virology describing the beginnings of the International Congresses of Virology
- Original documents from the founding of the ASV including correspondence and business meeting minutes
- The program from the first ASV meeting
The official ASV archive has both a legal and a historical purpose. Legally, as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, the Society is required to keep all business meeting minutes and treasurer’s reports. These are maintained in the archive and updated on a regular basis. The archive also contains correspondence and records relating to the establishment of the Society, plus copies of the programs and abstracts for all of the annual meetings since the founding of the Society.
The official ASV archive is housed at the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, California. It was established in 2004 by the then Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Sidney Grossberg. At the time of its creation, Dr. Grossberg provided the Bancroft library with documents dating from the creation of the Society in 1984 up to 2004. In 2009 Dr. Wolfgang Joklik, founder of the Society, provided materials from his personal files to the Archive. Dr. Sondra Schlessinger supplemented the archive with additional materials during her tenure as Chair of the Archives Committee. Anyone can view the archive by contacting the Bancroft library, and the History and Archives Committee is attempting to provide on-line access to some of the more interesting documents of historical interest.