The RCN Steering Committee Members are focused on cultivating a network of scientists working with laboratory based collections of microbes to foster communication and enhance linkages between U.S. and international collections and leverage support for plant pathogen collections.
 
Dr. Kevin McCluskey, Curator, Fungal Genetics Stock Center, Research Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University (PI). http://www.fgsc.net     
 
Dr. Seogchan Kang, Professor of Plant Pathology, Penn State University, University Park, PA (Co-PI).    http://plantpath.psu.edu/directory/sxk55
 
Dr. David Smith, Director Biological Resources, CABI International, MIRRI Steering Committee member, Surrey, UK. 
http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1019&sid=311
 
Dr. Jessie Glaeser, Center for Forest Mycology Research at the US Forest Service Northern Research Station, Madison, WI.
 
Dr. David Geiser, Director of the Fusarium Research Center and Professor of Plant Pathology, Penn State University, University Park, PA.
http://plantpath.psu.edu/directory/dmg17
 
Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills, Curator, Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, University of California, Davis. CA.   http://www.phaffcollection.org/
 
Dr. Ulrich Melcher, Regents Professor and Robert J. Sirny Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
http://biochemistry.okstate.edu/faculty-research-1/ulrich-melcher
 
Dr. Todd Ward, USDA-ARS, Research Leader, Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens and Mycology, Peoria, IL
http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=12455

Dr. David R. Nobles, Curator, UTEX Culture Collection, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
http://web.biosci.utexas.edu/utex/

Dr. Micah Krichevsky, Past president of the US Federation for Culture Collections
 
Kellye Eversole, American Phytopathological Society, Public Policy Board.  
http://www.apsnet.org/members/outreach/ppb/

Dr. John Wertz, Director Coli Genetic Stock Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
http://mcdb.yale.edu/people/john-wertz, http://cgsc.biology.yale.edu/index.php


Past members

Dr. Willie Wilson, ex NCMA
Dr. Dave Ellis, ex USDA NCGRP
Dr. A. Rick Bennett, co-PI, now at University of Kentucky