Kirk is an internationally renowned expert in bioimaging with 30 years’ experience and over 100 publications. He is proud of his role in discovering a new imaging approach to follow subcellular calcium signaling in filamentous fungi—a world first. His research today focuses on small microbes that cause disease in both humans and plants. And he is dedicated to his role at the Danforth Center, partnering with numerous colleagues to help advance their research as well. In 2019, Kirk joined the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as a principal investigator and director of the Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory Facility, to leverage advanced microscopy tools in plant science dedicated to producing more nutritious food and improving the environment. With over 30 years of advanced microscopy experience, Dr. Czymmek has expertise in most forms of light, X-ray, and electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, single-molecule imaging, superresolution microscopy, cryotechniques, and correlative microscopy. His work on developing and applying cutting-edge microscopy tools for imaging cells, tissues, and biomaterials has generated over 95 refereed publications. Prior to joining the Danforth Center, Kirk served as Vice President of Global ZEISS Microscopy Customer Centers and oversight of eight customer centers and their teams worldwide. He joined the company in 2012 to build a world-class application, demonstration, and training center for the ZEISS microscopy portfolio for North America. From 2000 to 2012 he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware (UD) where he worked to build an imaging capacity that led in 2001 to the creation of the UD Bio-Imaging Center at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, where he served as Director. Kirk received his doctorate in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Michigan State University in 1993 followed by a post-doctoral position at the DuPont Company in CR&D Plant Molecular Genetics group. Subsequently, he worked with Noran Instruments in the confocal business group as an applications scientist before joining the University of Delaware. He has received many awards and honors for his achievements in the field.
Assistant Professor of Education, Health & BehaviorUniversity of North Dakota
education and history, Social Policy, Education Policy, School Reform, teachers union, education and race, Education Inequality, Education Equity
Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz, Ph.D., a historian of education and social policy, is an assistant professor in the Educational Foundations and Research Program at the University of North Dakota supported by the Elnora Danley Professorship. Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz’s research explores school policy as social policy and centers on fundamental questions around equity, race, power, and the role of institutions in creating or disrupting inequality. Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz strives to construct her historical scholarship upon an interdisciplinary foundation that draws upon sociology, economics, gender studies, and critical race theory. Through her scholarship and teaching, Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz envisions herself as a bridge builder connecting (1) history to disciplines across the university, (2) the past to the present, and (3) the university to the public. Specifically, Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz’s research explores the history of the public school workforce and the creation and maintenance of racialized ideas, policies, and practices. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, History of Education Quarterly, Harvard Educational Review, Labor: Studies in Working Class History, American Educational Research Journal, and several other outlets. Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz’s first book, Blaming Teachers: Professionalization Policies and the Failure of Reform in American History, will be out in August of 2020. She is also editing a volume entitled Walkout: Teacher Militancy, Activism, and School Reform to be published by IAP and conducting research for her third book, tentatively titled Pathologizing Blackness: The National Teacher Corps, Federal Education Policy, and the Politics of Race and Achievement. Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz earned her Ph.D. from New York University where she was a Spencer Dissertation Fellow and received the Politics of Education Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. After earning her degree, she spent a post-doctoral year as a visiting assistant professor at Brown University. Before arriving at UND, Dr. D’Amico Pawlewicz was assistant professor at George Mason University where she served as Professor-in-Charge of the Education Policy Doctoral Specialization and was named a University Teacher of Distinction.
Dr. Daadi is an expert in regulated translational research and has developed therapeutic neural stem cell lines (NSC) for clinical use in Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and to target brain tumors in both industrial and academic settings. He discovered a novel technique of engineering these stem cell lines from pluripotent human embryonic stem cells and continues to develop this therapeutic cell line for clinical use. Dr. Daadi came to Texas Biomed in 2014 and is the team leader for the SNPRC Regenerative Medicine and Aging research unit. Results from his studies are the foundation of translational research and help to repair diseased or injured brain through transplantation of highly purified NSCs and stimulation of internal repair mechanisms.
Population Health ExpertAnn and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Child Health, Population Health, Child Health Policy, Medicaid, Vaccines, Lead Poisoning, Violence
Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP, is Division Head of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Chief Research Officer for Health Services and Policy Research at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Lurie Children’s. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His research focus is on population health, with particular emphasis on the family context and impact of local, state and federal policies on child and family health. Before coming to Lurie Children’s, Dr. Davis was at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan, where he was quoted often in the media as the expert on the impact of the Flint, Michigan water contamination crisis.
Nicholas Davis is Head of Society and Innovation and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Nick leads the Forum’s work on “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, focusing on how emerging technologies could disrupt industries, labour markets, societies and governments, and how technology can be used to empower communities to create a human-centred future. Nick also oversees a range of projects and expert groups focused on entrepreneurial ecosystems, and is responsible for the Forum’s global NGO, labour and faith communities. Nicholas Davis is currently a Professor of Practice at Thunderbird School of Global Management. Previously a commercial lawyer in Australia, Director at Oxford Investment Research and the World Economic Forum’s Head of Europe, Nick is a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA) in the UK. He sits on the board of the IMP3rove European Innovation Management Academy and holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney as well as a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oxford.
Professor of Psychology Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research Associate Director of the Michigan Institute for Data ScienceUniversity of Michigan
Social Work and Psychology, Education and Psychology, Cognition, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Methods, Family
Dr. Davis-Kean is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan where her research focuses on the various pathways that the socio-economic status (SES) of parents relates to the cognitive/achievement outcomes (particularly mathematics) of their children. Her primary focus is on parental educational attainment and how it can influence the development of the home environment throughout childhood, adolescence, and the transition to adulthood. Davis-Kean is also a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research where she is the Program Director of the Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics (PNG) program. This collaboration examines the complex transactions of brain, biology, and behavior as children and families develop across time. She is interested in how both the micro (brain and biology) and macro (family and socioeconomic conditions) aspects of development relate to cognitive changes in children across the lifespan.
Lisa Delpy Neirotti is the director of the MS in Sport Management Program and an associate professor of Sport Management at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). She has been a professor of sport, event, and tourism management at the George Washington University for more than 28 years. Dr. Delpy Neirotti has established a strong academic program at both the undergraduate and graduate level and has also helped develop the Sport Philanthropy Certificate, which serves to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of non-profit organizations using sport for social good. She also directs the GW Green Sports Scorecard to help increase the sustainability of sport facilities, organizations and events, and serves on the faculty of the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Master's In Management of Sports Organizations (MEMOS). Beyond her responsibilities at GW, Dr. Delpy Neirotti works with a number of sport event organizations, sponsors, and professional teams to conduct economic and market research studies including the Olympic Games, World Cup, BNP Paribas Open, Citi Bank Tennis Tournament, Rock and Roll Marathon, Marine Corp Marathon, College Football Bowl Games, among others. As a pioneer in the field of sports tourism, Dr. Delpy Neirotti founded the annual TEAMS: Travel, Events, and Management in Sports conference. Since 1997, TEAMS serves to define, develop and expand the fast growing field of Sports Tourism. Numerous organizations including USAID have commissioned her to look at sport tourism as an economic development tool. Dr. Delpy Neirotti co-authored The Ultimate Guide to Sport Event Management and Marketing and serves on the editorial board of SportsTravel magazine. She also is a member of the Women’s Sport Foundation (WSF), Up2Us, and Council for Responsible Sports advisory boards as well as Vice-President of the DC Chapter of Women In Sports and Events (WISE). Prior to arriving at the George Washington University, Dr. Delpy Neirotti traveled to 56 countries around the world studying the development and organization of the Olympic Movement. Since 1984, she has attended 19 consecutive Olympic Games, 5 World Cups, and hundreds of other major sport events as a consultant, volunteer or researcher. In 2004, she served on the World Cup host committee in Washington, DC. Born and raised in California, Dr. Delpy Neirotti received her undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; a MS in Sport Management from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and a Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her doctoral dissertation was on the organizational structure and effectiveness of the U.S. national sport governing bodies.
Thomas N. Denny, MSc, M.Phil, is the Chief Operating Officer of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI), and a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He is also an Affiliate Member of the Duke Global Health Institute. He has recently been appointed to the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Health Sector Advisory Council. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and Assistant Dean for Research in Health Policy at the New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey. He has served on numerous committees for the NIH over the last two decades and currently is the principal investigator of an NIH portfolio in excess of 56 million dollars. Mr. Denny was a 2002-2003 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM). As a fellow, he served on the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee with legislation/policy responsibilities in global AIDS, bioterrorism, clinical trials/human subject protection and vaccine related-issues.
Teresa P. Diaz-Montes, M.D., MPH, FACOG, serves as the Associate Director of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute. She also is a noted expert and gynecologic oncologist with The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy, a leading Center in Baltimore for the treatment of cancers of the female reproductive tract. Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes provides diagnosis and treatment for gynecologic cancers including ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes provides treatment for a diverse range of gynecologic cancers. Her primary clinical interests include ovarian cancer treatments, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery, and patient safety and quality. Additional areas of interest include cervical cancer, fallopian tube cancer, fertility-sparing surgery and uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Bringing a friendly approach to the treatment of her patients, Dr. Diaz-Montes takes the necessary time to listen to the needs of her patients and address their concerns. As a recipient of the Patient's Choice award, her approachable, caring bedside manner has been formally recognized by her patients. Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes is known for her knowledge and dedication to finding advanced treatments for gynecologic cancers. Her expert opinion is often sought by media outlets and she has been featured in notable publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. She was also featured by The Sun Magazine as "One of 50 Women to Watch" for her dedication to innovative treatments for ovarian cancer. Dr. Diaz-Montes has extensive experience in research and resident teaching activities. She has conducted various clinical trials to advance the care of gynecologic cancers, particularly ovarian cancer. She and colleagues in The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy are conducting the first clinical study in the United States regarding the treatment of ovarian cancer with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC. Dr. Diaz-Montes, an author and international lecturer, has numerous clinical publications related to women’s cancer treatment to her credit. Awards and Honors Top Doctor in Gynecologic Oncology, Baltimore magazine Top Doctor in Gynecologic Oncology, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
A former teacher in elementary school, Pierre Dillenbourg graduated in educational science (University of Mons, Belgium). He started his research on learning technologies in 1984. He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster (UK), in the domain of artificial intelligence applications for education. He has been assistant professor at the University of Geneva. He joined EPFL in 2002. He has been the academic director of Center for Digital Education, which implements the MOOC strategy of EPFL (over 2 million registrations). He is full professor in learning technologies in the School of Computer & Communication Sciences, where he is the head of the CHILI Lab: "Computer-Human Interaction for Learning & Instruction". He is the director of the leading house DUAL-T, which develops technologies for dual vocational education systems (carpenters, florists,...). With EPFL colleagues, he launched in 2017 the Swiss EdTech Collider, an incubator with 80 start-ups in learning technologies. In 2018, he co-founded LEARN, the EPFL Center of Learning Sciences that brings together the local initiatives in educational innovation. He is a fellow of the International Society for Learning Sciences.
The founding director of the Business, Education and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) in Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Dr. Memo Diriker is an economic trend analysist with expertise in healthcare policy and economics, as well as local and state government economics. Through BEACON, he also has overseen analyses on growing regional Hispanic and elderly populations, as well as the economic benefits of agriculture. BEACON, The Business Economic and Community Outreach Network, of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University, offers business, economic, workforce, and community development consulting and assistance services to a variety of organizations, including businesses, government agencies, and non-profit community-based organizations. At BEACON, Diriker advises a large number of private, public, and nonprofit sector organizations, specializing in the use of scenario analysis and in demographic, business and economic trend forecasting. He oversees the organization’s initiatives, including Bienvenidos a Delmarva, ShoreENERGY, GrayShore and ShoreTrends. He has served as the principal investigator on numerous grants and sponsored research projects, totaling over $10 million in awards. In addition to a book, he has authored many articles in academic and practitioner publications, and is a sought-after public speaker.
Dolan can answer questions and provide analysis on the campaign, including the impact of the record number of women candidates in the presidential race. She can also talk about the gender gap in voting, public opinion, and how gender stereotypes might affect women candidates. Dolan is co-editor in chief of the American Journal of Political Science.
Popular Culture, Popular Music, Rock And Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Reggae, rap, Hip Hop, Documentary and Narrative Film, Media, Visual Arts, Modern Art and Popular Culture, Street Photography, Art Cars, Automobiles, Travel and Tourism
Dr. Matthew Donahue is a senior lecturer in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, specializing in topics related to popular culture, popular music (rock and roll, punk, heavy metal, reggae, rap/hip-hop, blues, popular music styles from the 1950s to the present), documentary and narrative film, media, visual arts (modern art and popular culture, street photography, art cars), politics and popular culture, travel and tourism and other related topics. He has lectured on such topics regionally, nationally and internationally and has served as an authority on popular culture topics for national and international publications. He is a member of the state of Ohio’s Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau, lecturing on topics related popular culture throughout the state of Ohio. Prior to serving as a senior lecturer for the Department of Popular Culture, he served as a supervisor for the Bill Schurk Sound Recordings Archive at Bowling Green State University, working on sound recording reissue projects for Time-Life and Smithsonian. In addition to his academic work, he is also a musician, artist, filmmaker and writer. As a musician, he has released sound recordings internationally working within a variety of music genres. As a visual artist, he uses popular culture as the basis of his artistic creations, working in two and three-dimensional collage/mixed media, street photography and art cars and has exhibited his work at exhibitions, galleries, festivals and museums throughout the United States. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker for such films as “The Amsterdam T-Shirt Project,” “The Hines Farm Blues Club” and “Motorhead Matters”. Additionally, he has made documentaries on the history and culture of art cars such as “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience” and “Car Power: Another Art Car Experience,” as well as music and concert videos related to his various musical projects over the years. His written work consists of the award winning “I’ll Take You There: An Oral and Photographic History of the Hines Farm Blues Club” and a collection of photography related to his art cars titled “Taking It to the Streets: An Art Car Experience.” He serves as a board member for the Friends of Jerome Library at Bowling Green State University. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Metal Music Studies Journal and the Editorial Board for the Media and Popular Culture Journal. He has won a variety of awards and accolades related to his academic and creative work. More information on his academic and creative background can be found on his personal website at www.md1210.com.
Director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (IFH)Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University
Epidemiologic, Health Care, Aging Research, Internal, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Care
Dr. XinQi Dong, MD, MPH, is director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and the inaugural Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Population Health Sciences. Dr. Dong is a population health epidemiologist and geriatrician, and has published extensively on violence prevention, elder justice and healthy aging, with more than 220 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Dong has led multiple longitudinal epidemiological studies, including the New Jersey Population Health Cohort Study, currently in the design phase, and The PINE Study of 3,300 Chinese older adults to quantify relationships among culture, violence and health outcomes. Dr. Dong is the principal investigator of numerous federally-funded grants, and has mentored many trainees and faculty researchers to success. He leads the National Institute on Aging-funded P30 Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). Dr. Dong serves on many editorial boards, was guest editor-in-chief for the Journal of Aging and Health and the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, and edited the key textbook on elder abuse – the field’s largest collection of research, practice, and policy. Dr. Dong was elected to be a Commissioner for the Commission on Law and Aging of the American Bar Association. Dr. Dong was the recipient of the Paul Beeson Award by the National Institute on Aging; the first geriatrician to receive the National Physician Advocacy Merit Award by the Institute for Medicine as a Profession; the Nobuo Maeda International Aging and Public Health Research Award and the National Award for Excellence by the American Public Health Association; the Maxwell Pollack Award in Productive Aging, the Joseph Freeman Award, and the Powell Lawton Award by the Gerontological Society of America; the Rosalie Wolf Award by the National Committee on the Prevention of Elder Abuse; and the Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award by the American Geriatric Society. In 2017, Dr. Dong was awarded the Ewald Busse Award by the International Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. In 2018, he received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Equity Award. A strong advocate for advancing population health issues in under-represented communities at the local and national levels and around the world, Dr. Dong has worked with multiple institutions in China as well as the Chinese National Committee on Aging to further dialogue between the US and China on elder justice and mental health. Dr. Dong served as a senior advisor for the Department of Health and Human Services under the Obama administration. His policy and advocacy work with the Department of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also shaped the national agenda on the surveillance and preventive strategies combating issues of violence. In 2011, Dr. Dong was appointed as a member of the Institute of Medicine: Global Violence Prevention Forum. Subsequently, he chaired the institute’s workshop on elder abuse prevention. In 2017, Dr. Dong was invited to be the planning committee member for the Board on Global Health to chart the future of violence prevention efforts at the National Academy of Medicine. In 2018, Dr. Dong became a member of the academy’s consensus study: Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers. In 2018, Dr. Dong was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation. An immigrant to the United States, Dr. Dong grew up in a rural village near Nanjing, China. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology and economics from the University of Chicago, his medical degree at Rush University College of Medicine, and a masters in public health in epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his internal medicine residency and geriatric fellowship at Yale University Medical Center.
Wesley Dotson is an associate professor in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. He serves as the Director of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, which is a life-span center dedicated to increasing the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families by providing services, preparing educators and conducting research. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), he also serves in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership in the College of Education. In addition to his teaching duties, he oversees more than 15 clinical outpatient services and grant projects at the Burkhart Center and conducts research related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He has spent more than 19 years in special education and clinical practice, working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities of all ages across school, clinic, home, community and residential treatment settings. His primary areas of research are social skills, relationship development, and successful life outcomes for adolescents and young adults with autism, as well as the preparation of teachers and other professionals to work successfully with individuals on the spectrum. Dr. Dotson earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 and his master's degree (2007) in applied behavioral science and doctorate (2010) in behavioral psychology from the University of Kansas.
Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., became the director of Open Circle in 2017. She initially joined Open Circle in 2013, where she led the organization’s teacher development programming for four years, preparing educators to implement and integrate the Open Circle Curriculum in their classrooms. In that role, she delivered training and coaching to teachers, administrators, and support staff while upholding the integrity, quality, and fidelity of all elements of Open Circle’s programming. Drummond-Forrester is also a facilitator with the National SEED Project, a program of the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW), and has led WCW community members in discussions around various topics surrounding equity and diversity. Prior to joining Open Circle, Drummond-Forrester was a co-founder and director of wellness at a Boston charter school and director of an award-winning, educationally-based reentry program at Suffolk County House of Correction. Her professional experiences have fueled her passion for social and emotional learning (SEL), equity, and youth development, affording her unique insight into the importance of SEL in the lives of children and the adults who care for them. Drummond-Forrester is attuned to the changing landscape of education and, in her new role with Open Circle, intends to work collaboratively with her colleagues to provide curricula, professional development, and implementation support that keeps the wellbeing of students at the center while meeting the needs of schools and educators.
Dr. Dumois is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases physician at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He joined the Hospital in 1993. He helps treat children with a variety of infectious diseases and is the director of our International Adoption Clinic. Dr. Dumois received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at All Children's Hospital/USF, serving as chief resident. He completed his fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., in a joint program with the National Institutes of Health. He was awarded the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Physician of the Year Clinical Award in 2016. He plays an active role in continuing medical education, chairing the Planning Committee for the annual Florida Suncoast Pediatric Conference and weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Dumois is board certified in pediatric infectious diseases. He has received the USF Pediatric Attending Teacher of the Year Award and has been included in Best Doctors in America for more than a decade.
Dr. Timothy Dunn, Salisbury University professor of sociology, has conducted extensive research into U.S.-Mexico border security, resulting in two books: The Militarization of the U.S. Mexico Border, 1978-1992: Low-Intensity Conflict Doctrine Comes Home and Blockading the Border and Human Rights: The El Paso Operation that Remade Immigration Enforcement. He also co-edited The Handbook of Human Security, Borders and Migration. In addition, Dunn has studied Latinx immigration on the Delmarva Peninsula. He has been featured on multiple national media platforms including National Public Radio’s Radiolab.
Dr. Rebecca Ellis Dutch is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, and currently leads the COVID-19 Unified Research Experts Alliance team focused on biomedical and clinical issues related to the pandemic for the university. Becky received a BS in Biochemistry and a BS in Microbiology from Michigan State University in 1986. As a Churchill Scholar, she then completed a M.Phil. degree in Biochemistry from Cambridge University, focusing on plant biochemistry. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stanford University in 1994, working with Dr. I. Robert Lehman on recombination in herpes simplex virus. Becky then moved to studies of viral glycoproteins in RNA viruses for her postdoctoral training at Northwestern University/HHMI with Dr. Robert Lamb. She joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky in 2000. Her research, which has resulted in continuous NIH funding since 2001 and numerous other grants, manuscripts, and presentations focuses on emerging RNA viruses, with a particular emphasis on viral entry, assembly, and spread. Dr. Dutch was a 2015-2016 University Research Professor in recognition of her outstanding research efforts. Dr. Dutch teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level and has twice been named a finalist for the Provost’s Outstanding Teacher award. She is also highly committed to the training and mentoring of young scientists and has served as the primary mentor for 19 Ph.D. students, 4 MD/Ph.D. students, five postdoctoral scholars, and 28 undergraduate researchers. Dr. Dutch is an editor for Journal of Virology (where she also serves as the Spotlight editor), Plos Pathogens, and mSphere. She has been a member of numerous grant review panels, including serving as a standing member of the NIH VIRB and MID study sections. She also served as the elected President of the American Society for Virology from 2016-2017.