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Board of Directors

SSR is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of the Executive Council, six Directors, and two Trainee Representatives elected by a ballot of the Regular Members of the Society.
The SSR Bylaws detail each position's responsibilities and term of office.

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Executive Council


Peter J. Hansen
Term: 2022-2023
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Past President

Troy L. Ott
Term: 2022-2023
Penn State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

Vice President

Blanche Capel
Term: 2022-2023
Duke University Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Jodi Anne Flaws
Term: 2022–2024
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

Vice President-Elect

Jennifer Wood
Term: 2022–2023
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska


Lane Christenson
Term: 2020–2023
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas


Aileen Keating
Term: 2020–2023
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

T. Rajendra Kumar
Term: 2022–2025
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Early Career Investigator

Diana Monsivais
Term: 2022-2025
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Julie Kim
Term: 2022-2025
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Marc-Andre Sirard
Term: 2020–2023
Laval University
Quebec City, Québec, Canada

Rebecca Krisher
Term: 2021–2024
Deforest, Wisconsin

Humphrey Yao
Term: 2021–2024
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Trainee Representatives

Taylor Pini
Term: 2021–2023
University of Sydney
Camperdown, NSW, Australia

Editors-in-Chief (ex officio)

Mary Zelinski
Term: 2021–2023
Oregon National Primate Research Center
Beaverton, Oregon 

Executive Director (ex officio)

Julie Utano
Society for the Study of Reproduction
Reston, Virginia

Jacinta Martin
Term: 2022–2024
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia

Romana Nowak
Term: 2021-2023
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois