Steven Specter, Ph.D., Chairman
Dr. Specter received his BA in Biology (1969) and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology (1975) from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, in Experimental Immunology and then served as Director of Clinical Virology at the same institution.
Richard L. Hodinka, Ph.D.
Dr. Hodinka joined the faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 where he was a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia until his retirement in June of 2014. He currently is a medical educator at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and the Greenville Health System where he teaches Microbiology/Infectious Diseases to second year medical school students.
He has served as the co-chair of the Annual Clinical Virology Symposium since 1994 and was co-chair of the Annual Molecular Virology Workshop from 1994-2013. He has served as a Council Member and President for the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) and has served as a member of the Board of the American College of Microbiology, as Chairperson for the American Society for Microbiology Committee on Postdoctoral Educational Programs, and as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Asia Pacific Congress of Medical Virology.
Dr. Hodinka is an Editor for the Journal of Clinical and Vaccine Immunology and serves on various journal editorial boards (including the Journal of Clinical Virology and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology), study sections and professional committees. His clinical and research interests include pediatric viral diseases, detection and monitoring of viral infections in pediatric and adult immunocompromised hosts, rapid methods for viral diagnosis, and molecular diagnostics. He is the author of a number of original scientific publications, review articles and book chapters, and is an Editor of the Clinical Virology Manual. Dr. Hodinka's awards include election to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology in 1997, the PASCV Diagnostic Virology Award received in 2007 in recognition of his contributions to the field of diagnostic virology, the PASCV Dupont Clinical Virology Young Investigator Award in 1995, as well as 2 Distinguished Teaching Awards (2000, 2001) and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Basic Science Teaching (2001) from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a National Foundation Lecturer (1994-96) for the American Society for Microbiology and is a member of the ASM Speakers’ Bureau.
Gregory Storch, M.D.; Washington Univ./St. Louis Child. Hosp., St. Louis, MO
Randall Hayden, M.D.; St. Jude Child. Research Hosp. Memphis, TN
Christine Ginocchio, Ph.D.; bioMerieux, Durham, NC
Benjamin Pinsky, M.D., Ph.D.; Stanford Univ. Sch. of Med. Palo Alto, CA
Stephen Young, Ph.D., D(ABMM); TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Marie Landry, M.D.; Yale Univ. Sch. of Med., New Haven, CT
Colleen Kraft, M.D.; Emory Univ. Hosp., Atlanta, GA
Angela Caliendo, M.D., Ph.D.; Alpert Med. Sch. of Brown Univ., Providence, RI