2024 ICIS Leadership Elections

The strength of the International Cytokines & Interferon Society (ICIS) lies in the dedication of those who generously contribute their time and expertise as volunteers. Each year the members of ICIS are asked to elect members of the governing council and nominations committee. These important positions determine the goals and direction of the Society and oversee its affairs and activities.

The open positions this year are:

  • One (1) Secretary (an officer of the corporation)
  • Two (2) Council Members
  • One (1) Council Member for Inclusion and Training
  • Two (2) Nominations Committee Members

All Members in good standing are eligible to vote in elections of the Society, to hold Society Office, Council or Committee membership. On March 13, 2024, a request was emailed to all ICIS members soliciting nominations for the ballot.

The Nominations Committee received 6 nominations for council positions, including the Secretary and Councilor for Inclusion and Training, and 6 for nominations committee. They unanimously agreed that the candidates are qualified and are pleased to present the following nominees for 2024. The nominations have been affirmed by the Council.

To provide you with information about each candidate’s background and perspectives, they each responded to questions about their suitability to serve. Click on the candidate’s name to view their statements:

Susan Carpenter, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States

Council Members
Judith Allen, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
You-Me Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
Jun Huh, Harvard University, United States
Joanna Groom, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Councilor for Inclusion and Training
Rami Bechara, Saclay University, France

Nominations Committee
Rune Hartmann, Ph.D., Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Kiyoshi Hirahara, Ph.D., Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Suzhao Li, Ph.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States
Michail Lionakis, M.D., Sc.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States
Lydia Lynch, Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States
Mark Travis, B.Sc., Ph.D., The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Ballots will be emailed from “Election Buddy” to all ICIS members on Monday, July 1, 2024. Your choices are confidential and cannot be accessed by the administrator. If you do not receive a ballot by email, and you believe your membership is current, please email Stephanie Flores:  sflores (at) cytokinesociety.org

Cast your votes online by Wednesday, July 31, 2024 11:30 PM PDT.

Thank you,

The ICIS Nominating Committee
Claudia Nold, Australia, Chair (2024 – 2026)
Ana Gamero, USA (2024 – 2026)
Rune Hartmann, DK (2022 – 2024)
Ekaterina Koltsova, USA (2024 – 2026)
Lydia Lynch, IE (2022 – 2024)
Shruti Naik, USA (2023 – 2025)
Andreas Wack, UK (2024 – 2026)
Stephanie Flores, USA (ex-officio)

Also on the Ballot this year, read more about the proposed Bylaws Amendment.


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Stephanie Flores
ICIS Co-Managing Director Support the leadership and governance of the Society as well as represent and promote the organization. Work with the Governing Council to set and implement the strategic direction, I ensure the organization meets its objectives. It is also my responsibility to ensure compliance with the Society's bylaws, policies and all applicable regulations.