MSA Officers and Roster

Officers of the MSA are elected by our members. The election for the 2021-2022 year has been completed.

Please consult the full listings below for current and past elected officers and their contact information. The Roster includes elected officers plus all other MSA appointments. This information is restricted to MSA members only. If you are a non-member, you may view the list of Officers below without their contact information.

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      M. Catherine Aime, President (2023-2024) Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

      Timothy James, President-Elect (2023-2024) Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

      David Geiser, Vice President (2023-2024) Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

      Emily Cantonwine, Executive Vice President (2021-2024)  Department of Biology, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

      Heather Hallen-Adams, Treasurer (2022-2025) Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

      Julia Kerrigan, Immediate Past President (2023-2024) Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

      A. Elizabeth Arnold (Betsy), Past President (2023-2024) School of Plant Sciences / Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

      Rachel Koch, Councilor, Symbiosis & Pathology (2022-2024) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Foreign Disease – Weed Science Research Unit, Fort Detrick, MD

      Michelle Jusino, Councilor, Ecology & Conservation(2022-2024) U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Center for Forest Mycology Research, Madison, WI

      Yan Wang, Councilor, Genetics & Cell Biology (2022-2024)Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

      Catalina Salgado-Salazar, Councilor, Systematics & Evolution, (2022-2024) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD

      Vinson Doyle, Councilor, Symbiosis & Pathology (2023-2025) Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

      Adriana Corrales Osorio, Councilor, Ecology and Conservation (2023-2025) SPUN (Society for the Protection of Underground Networks) and Department of Natural Sciences, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia

      Sara Branco, Councilor, Genetics & Cell Biology (2023-2025) Department of Integrative Biology, University of Colorado – Denver, Denver, CO

      Alija Mujic, Councilor, Systematics & Evolution, (2023-2025) Department of Biology, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA

      Abigail Neat, Student and Postdoc Section Chair (2023-2024) Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR