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

2020 Meeting Cancellation

Due to concerns around the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Midwest Section leadership, with input from our relevant stakeholders, has decided to cancel our annual meeting scheduled for March 21-22. We know that this will come as a great disappointment for everyone who was looking forward to attending this meeting, but it was determined that the safety of all of our speakers and attendees was more important. This has been a hard decision to make, and we appreciate those of you who provided input and guidance. We are planning to reschedule the meeting to take place in Champaign, IL, but the date has yet to be determined.

Shoshana Kronfeld, who has been handing the registration, will be processing refunds for all those who have paid the registration fee. Please be patient, and recognize that it may take up to two weeks to see your refund come into your account as each cancellation and refund must be handled separately. Section memberships are not refundable. Any questions should be directed to Shoshana at . Please make sure to contact your hotel and other travel agencies to cancel any reservations.




Duties of officers

Current Newsletter – Spring 2020


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)