Welcome to ASPB’s Midwestern Sectional Society!

The Midwestern section began as local society meetings at Purdue and University of Minnesota (1926) and Illinois (1948). In 1955, at an invitational meeting in Urbana, the groups formally joined forces and became the Midwestern section and the local university sections disbanded. Today the Midwestern section boasts the largest membership of any of the sections and continues to hold annual meetings to discuss current research within the section.

States Included: U.S. – Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin;  Canada – Manitoba, Ontario

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Current Newsletter – Summer 2021


Section Officers (as of 10/1/2019)

Harkamal Walia (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Chair (

Sen Subramanian (South Dakota State University), Vice-Chair ( @SubramanianLab)

Mike Mickelbart (Purdue University), Secretary/Treasurer (

Rachel Hiles (Purdue University), Early Career Representative (

Sarah Refi Hind, (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), 2020 Meeting Organizer (

Gustavo MacIntosh (Iowa State University), ASPB Section Representative to the ASPB Council ( @DGusmac)

Jennifer Robison (Manchester University, Indiana), Publications Manager ( @OshnGirl)