2016 Council Officers

The main governing body of the American Crystallographic Association is the Council. The Council, which meets two - three times per year, sets policy and has the ultimate responsibility for the actions of the association.  It is composed of a president, vice president, Canadian representative, secretary and treasurer. The membership elects these officers and each serves a three-year term, commencing on January 1. 


Ex-officio members appointed by the Council are the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. A representative of the Young Scientist Scientific Interest Group is also an ex-officio member. The YSSIG makes this appointment on an annual basis. A representative from the International Union of Crystallography may attend Council Meetings but has no voting privileges.




Tom Terwilliger

Los Alamos National Lab

MS M888

Los Alamos, NM 87545

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Amy Sarjeant


Center for Integrative Proteomics Research

174 Frelinghuysen Rd.

Piscataway, NJ 00854

[email protected]


Christopher Cahill

Dept. of Chemistry

George Washington Univ.

725 21st St NW

Washington, DC 20052

[email protected]


Michael James

Dept. of Biochemistry

Univ. of Alberta

114th St and 87th Ave

Edmonton AB T6G 2H7 Canada

[email protected]



Diana R. Tomchick

Dept. of Biophysics

Univ. of Texas

Southwestern Medical Center

500 Kingston Dr.

Irving, TX 75061

[email protected]


Sue Byram

Bruker AXS

5465 E. Cheryl Parkway

Madison, WI 53711

[email protected]  






Chief Executive Officer

William L. Duax

Hauptman Woodward Medical Res. Inst.
700 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203-1196
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Chief Financial Officer 

Narasinga Rao

4507 E. Chuckwalla Cyn

Phoenix, AZ 85044

[email protected]

YSSIG Representative

Martin Donakowski

Chemistry Dept.

Naval Research Lab

Washington, DC 20003

[email protected]


IUCr Representative

Hanna Dabkowska

McMaster Univ.

Hamilton, Ont. L8S4M1 Canada

[email protected]

Director of Admin. Services

Marcia Colquhoun

P.O. 96 Ellicott Station
Buffalo, NY 14205-0096

Phone: (716) 898-8692

Fax: (716) 898-8695

[email protected]

Past Council Members 1950-2014

RefleXions Editors



Judy Flippen-Anderson

3521 Launcelot Way
Annandale, VA 22003

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Tom Koetzle

35 Arista Dr.

Dix Hills, NY11746

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Office Staff

Membership Secretary

Kristina Vitale

P.O. Box 96 Ellicott Station

Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 898-8600

Fax: (716) 898-8695

[email protected]

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