Meet our officers


Courtney Smith
George Washington University
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Washington DC 20052




Geert Wiegertjes
Aquaculture and Fisheries
Dept. of Animal Sciences
Wageningen University
6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands



Charles Cunningham
Dept. of Biology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131, USA



Vice-President for the Americas

Michael F. Criscitiello
Comparative Immunogenetics Laboratory
Texas A&M University



Vice-President for Europe

Antonio Figueras
Grupo de Immunología Y Genómica
C/ Eduardo Cabello, 6. 36208 Vigo



Vice-President for Asia and Oceania

David Raftos
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Macquarie University NSW 2109



Elisabeth Dyrynda
School of Life Sciences,
Heriot Watt University,
Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Scotland, UK


Secretary of Education

Maria Forlenza
Cell Biology and Immunology group
Dept. of Animal Sciences
Wageningen University
6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands


ISDCI Historian

Edwin Cooper
Dept. of Neurobiology

Laboratory of Comparative Neuroimmunology
University of California
School of Medicine
Los Angeles, USA

Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology

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