COMP Leadership

Chair (2023)

Undergraduate Programming Chair (2022)

Ashley Ringer McDonald, Ph.D.

Cal Poly

San Luis Obispo, CA

Chair-Elect (2024)

Secretary (2021-2023)

Social Media Chair

Katrina Lexa, Ph.D.

Denali Therapeutics

San Francisco, CA

Immediate Past Chair (2022)

Jana Shen, Ph.D.

University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Assistant Secretary (2021-2023)

Olexandr Isayev, Ph.D.

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Treasurer (2022-2024)

Lewis Whitehead, Ph.D.

1910 Genetics

Cambridge, MA

Assistant Treasurer (2023)

Minority Affairs

Shanadeen Begay, Ph.D.

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Assistant Treasurer (2023-2025)

Xuhui Huang, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Madison, WI

Councilor I (2022-2024)

Christine M. Aikens, Ph.D.

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Councilor II (2020-2022)

Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling Editor (COMP Liaison)

Sticker Designer

Emilio Xavier Esposito, Ph.D.

exeResearch LLC

East Lansing, MI

Councilor III (2021-2023)

Emilio Gallicchio, Ph.D.

Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

Alternate Councilor I (2020-2022)

Councilor II (2023-2025)

Kira Armacost, Ph.D.


Philadelphia, PA


Alternate Councilor I (2023-2025)

Guillaume Lamoureux, Ph.D.

Rutgers University, Camden

Camden, NJ

Robert Paton

Alternate Councilor II (2021-2023)

Sticker Designer

Robert Paton, Ph.D.

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO


Alternate Councilor III (2022-2024)

Colin Lam, Ph.D.


Kenilworth, NJ

Program Chair (2023)

Alex Dickson, Ph.D.

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Program Co-Chair (2023)

Maria Nagan, Ph.D.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Program Co-Chair (2023)

Lee Woodcock, Ph.D.

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (2023)

Luke E. K. Achenie, Ph.D.

Virginia Tech University

Blacksburg, VA

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COMP Awards Coordinator (2023)

Carlos Simmerling, Ph.D.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

COMP Awards Coordinator (2023)

Adrian Roitberg, Ph.D.

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

COMP Awards Assoc Coordinator (2023)

Karl. N. Kirschner, Ph.D.

University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Media & Member Relations (2023)

Y. Jane Tseng, Ph.D.

National Taiwan University

Taipei, Taiwan

Social Media Coordinator (2023)

Heidi Klem

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

Social Media Coordinator (2023)

Lauren Raguette

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY


Bylaws Chair (2023)

Edward Sherer, Ph.D.


Rahway, NJ

Newsletter (2023)

Seonah Kim, Ph.D.

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

COMP Members-at-Large

Members-at-Large are former COMP Executive Committee members that continued to champion the COMP division and are still active in either the COMP division or the ACS.

Veerabahu Shanmugasundaram, Ph.D.


Cambridge, MA

Veer was COMP's Secretary for several years and is active in leading Boston Area Group for Informatics and Modeling (BAGIM).

Wendy Cornell, Ph.D.


Yorktown Heights, NY

Wendy is an active member of the Committee on Chemical Abstract Services (CCAS) where she was CCAS' chair for three years (term-limit).

Terry Stouch, Ph.D.

Science for Solutions, LLC

Princeton, NJ

Terry has been a longstanding past councilor for COMP.

Daniel Ortwine

Ortwine Counsulting LLC

Traverse City, MI

COMP bylaws--101422-cert.pdf

COMP By-laws

Our by-laws were voted upon by our COMP membership in August 2022 and ratified by ACS in Octoer 2022.