ASV has no tolerance for hate or racism

Our Society has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. This commitment is reflected clearly by the diversity of our leadership - officers, councilors, and committee chairs. A central tenet of our Society has been:

ASV is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. ASV will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind at ASV-sponsored or associated events.

You read this each year on the rotating slides during our annual meeting. No one should live in fear because of the color of their skin, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion. The deeply rooted problems of racial inequality and structural racism in America have come again to the fore, most recently due to the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The ASV condemns these violent acts against members of the Black community. ASV will have no tolerance for any manifestation of hate or racism. We stand with and value our Black colleagues and friends as well as those from other minoritized communities. We are discussing ways to support you.

See for the American Society for Virology Anti-discrimination and Anti-harassment Policy.

ASV Executive Committee
Kristen A. Bernard, President
Andrew Pekosz, Past-President
Craig Cameron, President Elect
Katherine R. Spindler, Secretary-Treasurer

June 3, 2020


Katherine R. Spindler
University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
1150 West Medical Center Drive, 5635 Med Sci II
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5620
Telephone: 734-764-9686
FAX: 734-764-3562

Andréa Garcia
Administrator to the Secretary-Treasurer; Email:

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Hinh Ly
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
1988 Fitch Ave., 295H AS/VM Bldg.
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Tel: 612-625-3358
Fax: 612-625-0204

ASV 2021

July 19 - 23, 2021

40th Annual Meeting


NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award

The newly launched award recognizes bold, early-career researchers with an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. who ask fundamental questions at the intersection of the social and life sciences.

Apply by May 15, 2021

Great news! Virulence, an open access journal for microbial pathogenesis and pathogenicity, is now affiliated with ASV!

Members can enjoy a 15% discount on article processing charges.

@Virulence12 @tandfbiosci

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