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Executive Council

The Protein Society is governed by elected officers and an Executive Council. The officers are President, Secretary/Treasurer, and President-Elect. The President acts as the Chair of the Executive Council, which meets twice annually to vote on Society business and plan Society activities. Councilors serve in staggered 3-year terms to ensure continuity. The Executive Council is governed by The Protein Society's organizational Bylaws.

President: Dr. Carol B. Post

Dr. Carol Post, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University, serves as The Protein Society’s current President. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society, Chair of the Executive Council, and exercises general supervision and control over the affairs and activities of the Society, subject to the Executive Council. The President serves 2 full years in office, preceded by 1 year as President-elect and followed by 1 year as Past-President.

Dr. Post’s research interests encompass the regulation and functional aspects of protein-protein interactions, enzymatic catalysis and activation, and protein structure.
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Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Jacquelyn Fetrow

Dr. Jacquelyn Fetrow, serves as Secretary/Treasurer for The Protein Society. The Secretary/Treasurer is the record-keeper and CFO for the Society, maintains records of Society business, acts as Chair of the Finance Committee, and is responsible for monitoring and reporting to the Executive Council on financial matters for a 3-year term. 

Dr. Fetrow is the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, as well as Professor of Chemistry, at the University of Richmond. Her research interests include developing tools and methods for elucidating the complex relationships between protein structure and function using bioinformatic, computational biophysical, and systems biological approaches.
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President-Elect: Dr. Charles Brooks

Dr. Brooks, President-Elect of The Protein Society, is Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biophysics, Director of Biophysics, Department of Chemistry and Biophysics Program at the University of Michigan.

His research interests include protein structure, function and folding studied with molecular simulations; small-molecule – protein interactions; protein-protein interactions; role of pH in modulating protein and nucleic acid structure and function; RNA and DNA structure, function, dynamics and folding.

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Full Council

Term Ending 2020

President-Elect
Charles Brooks III 

Univ. of Michigan

Term Ending 2019

Secretary/Treasurer-Elect
Jean Baum
Rutgers University

Councilor
Elizabeth Komives
University of California - San Diego

Councilor
Brian Kuhlman
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Councilor
Grant Walkup

Agios Pharmaceuticals


Term Ending 2018

President
Carol Post
Purdue University

Councilor
Patricia Clark

University of Notre Dame
Councilor
Donald Hilvert

ETH

Councilor
Mary Munson
University of Massachusetts
Medical School

Councilor
Councilor Gunnar von Heijne
Stockholm University


Term Ending 2017

Secretary/Treasurer
Jacquelyn Fetrow
University of Richmond

Councilor
Carlos Bustamante
University of California - Berkeley
Councilor
Judith Frydman

Stanford University

Councilor
Ming Lei
Shanghai Institutes for Biological
Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Councilor
Hiroyuki Noji
University of Tokyo
Councilor
Karyn O'Neil
Johnson & Johnson

Councilor
Charles Sanders
Vanderbilt University


Ex-Officio Members

Raluca Cadar, Executive Director, The Protein Society

Editor-in-Chief Brian Matthews, Protein Science, University of Oregon

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