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At each Annual Scientific Meeting there shall be an Annual Business Meeting of the Membership of the Society, presided over by the President. Five percent of the Members shall constitute a quorum.

Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year! Inviting all ICIS members and others who may be interested in the Society, to view the Cytokines 2022 Member’s Annual Business Meeting.

Curt Horvath modeling an ICIS Hoodie!

In order to incentivize participation (hopefully our last “virtual” annual members business meeting), ICIS members who correctly answers the 3 questions below will be put in a drawing to win an ICIS hoodie. There will be four winners representing the following geographical areas: Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, North America and Africa!

  1. What company generously provided an endowment for the Bill Paul award, allowing the ICIS to provide this in perpetuity?
  2. In 2023 at what other meetings will ICIS satellite sessions be held?
  3. How many cytokines are listed on the white board behind Chris Hunter during this presentation?

Please use the form below to leave comments about the society and to submit your answers for the contest. We hope to see you in Athens this October!

Best regards,

ICIS Council


President (2021 – 2023)
Christopher Hunter, BSc, PhD
Department of Pathobiology
Mindy Halikman Heyer President’s Distinguished Chair
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania


President-Elect (2021 – 2023)
Sarah Gaffen, PhD
Gerald P. Rodnan Professor, Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology
Director, Pittsburgh Autoimmunity Center of Excellence in Rheumatology (PACER)
University of Pittsburgh. Department of Immunology


Secretary (Jan 2021 – Jan 2023)
Kate L. Jeffrey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
John Lawrence MGH Research Scholar 2020-2025
Associate member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Faculty member, Harvard Immunology
Faculty member, Harvard Virology
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston


Secretary (Jan 2023 – Jan 2025)
Susan Carpenter, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology,
University of California Santa Cruz,
Santa Cruz, USA


Treasurer (Jan 2019-Jan 2022 re-elected Jan 2022 – Jan 2024
Dusan Bogunovic, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Pediatrics, The Mindich Child Health and Development Institute and Precision Immunology Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Past-President (2021-2023)
Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, MRIA
Worcester Foundation Chair in Biomedical Sciences
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine,
UMASS Medical School
Director, Program in Innate Immunity


Council (Jan 2022 – Jan 2025)
Judith E Allen, FRSE, FRSB, FMedSci

Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation
Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health
University of Manchester,
Manchester, United Kingdom


Council (Jan 2021 – Jan 2024)
Curt M. Horvath, PhD
Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Evanston, USA


Council (Jan 2022 – Jan 2025)
You-Me Kim, PhD
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)


Council (Jan 2021 – Jan 2024)
Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, PhD
Vice Chair, Immunology Department
Rose Marie Thomas Endowed Chair
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Council (Cytokines 2023 Chair)
Evangelos Andreakos, PhD
Investigator – Professor Level, Director of the Center for Clinical, Experimental Surgery & Translational Research

Council members for Inclusion and Training


(Jan 2022 – Jan 2024)
Ruby Dawson, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Cancer and Immune Signalling Laboratory 
Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases
Hudson Institute of Medical Research 
Clayton, VIC, Australa


(Jan 2021 – Jan 2025)
Justina Kulikauskaite
fourth year PhD
Francis Crick Institute and University College London, UK


Joan Oefner, Managing Director
International Cytokine & Interferon Society (since December, 2016)

Check out the Twitter Feed from Cytokines 2022 for an idea of what to expect in Athens!