Hello All — A reminder that elections for the GRC Board end tomorrow (Friday, 31 March) by 17:00 Eastern Daylight Time (USA).  If you are a member, you should have received an email with the confidential link for voting (if not, please contact Jesse, [log in to unmask]).  If you are not a member, you can join at the website below and will receive a reply with the link for voting.  Funds raised from memberships go toward supporting various GRC outreach activities.  Thank you very much for supporting the GRC!!  All the Best, Matt

From: Matt Gray <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:05 AM
To: Global Ranavirus Consortium <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: GRC Elections and Voting Open (Deadline 31 March)

Dear GRC:


Elections for the GRC Board are open and will close at 17:00 Eastern Daylight Time (New York, USA) on Friday, 31 March 2017.  Information about the nominees for each position is below.  Voting is open to GRC members. If you are a current GRC member, you will be receiving a link soon from Jesse Brunner or Amanda Duffus to a confidential poll for submitting ballots.  You can renew your membership or join the GRC here:


Current members are listed on the GRC website ( If you have questions about membership, please contact Jesse Brunner ([log in to unmask]). 


Thank you very much for participating in the GRC election!


Best, Matt



Nominees(Positions start 12 June 2017)

Associate Director


James Jancovich (California State University-San Marcos):

Jake Kerby (University of South Dakota):

David Lesbarreres (Laurentian University, Canada):

Tom Waltzek (University of Florida):




Amanda Duffus (Gordon State College):

Maria Forzan (Cornell University):

Emily Hall (Vanderbilt University):


North America Representative


Maria Forzan (Cornell University):

Jake Kerby (University of South Dakota):



South (and Central) America Representative


Claudia Maris Ferreira (Instituto de Pesca São Paulo, Brazil):

Claudio Soto Azat (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile): 


Europe (and Africa) Representative


Marja Kik (Utrecht University, Netherlands):  

Stephen Price (University College London, Great Britain):


Asia Representative


Qiwei Qin (South China Agricultural University):


Australia Representative


Ellen Ariel (James Cook University):



NOTE:  All positions will begin on 12 June 2017, and last for four years.  In addition, the current Director (Dr. Matt Gray, University of Tennessee) will become the Past Director and the current Associate Director (Dr. Jesse Brunner, Washington State University) will become the Director on 12 June. 


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