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Executive Director and Officers 2020-2021

Adam Higgins

PRESIDENT
Adam Z. Higgins
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Corvallis, OR 97331-2702 
United States

Dayong GaoPAST PRESIDENT
Dayong Gao
Origincell Endowed Professor
University of Washington
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Seattle, WA 98195-2600
United States
Greg Fahy

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Gregory M. Fahy
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer 
21st Century Medicine
14960 Hilton Dr
Fontana, CA 92336
United States

James Benson

SECRETARY
James D. Benson
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2 
Canada

David Rawson

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
David Rawson
Editor-in-Chief, Cryobiology
Professor Emeritus
Norfolk
United Kingdom

Steven MullenTREASURER
Steven F. Mullen
Senior Scientist, Team Lead-Cell Culture Media Development
Cook Medical 

500 W Simpson Chapel Road
Bloomington, IN 47404 
United States

Nicole EvansEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nicole Evans
Executive Director
Society for Cryobiology
245 W Chase St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

 



Governors 2019 - 2021

Rob Ben

Robert Ben
Full Professor
Chemistry Department
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 
Canada

Estefania_Paredes

Estefania Paredes
Universidade de Vigo
Marine Biological Resource Functional Preservation Service
Estación Cientifica Mariña de Toralla (ECIMAT)
Vigo, 36911, Galicia
Spain

Gang Zhao

Gang Zhao
Deputy Director, Anhui Provincial Engineering Technology Research Center for Biopreservation and Artificial Organs
Professor, Department Chair Department of Electronic Science & Technology
University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei 230027, Anhui 
China

 

 Governors 2020 - 2022

Yuksel Agca

Yuksel Agca
Associate Professor

University of Missouri-Columbia
Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology
Columbia, MO 65211 
United States

Daniel Ballesteros

Daniel Ballesteros 
Early Career Research Fellow
Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology Department
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Wakehurst RH17 6TN, Ardingly
United Kingdom

Harriette Oldenhof

Harriette Oldenhof
Senior Scientist 
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
Unit for Reproductive Medicine
Bünteweg 15
30559 Hannover
Germany

 

Governors 2021 - 2023

John M. Baust

John M. Baust
Founder, President, and CEO
CPSI Biotech
2 Court Street
Owego, NY 13827
United States

Shannon Tessier

Shannon N. Tessier 
Instructor
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, MA
United States 

Christina Walters

Christina N. Walters 
Lead Scientist 
National Laboratory for Genetic Resource Preservation
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Fort Collins, CO
United States