Chair Notes

Dear ACS Members,

As I’m writing this, the ACS National Meeting & Expo starts in only a few days here in San Diego. As the host section, we will have a welcome booth in the Convention Center, Sunday through Wednesday. If you are interested in volunteering at the booth for a couple of hours, please email me or drop by the booth for a list of available time slots.

Coming up this October is our 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award’s banquet featuring our two awardees, Drs. Peter Grootenhuis and Sabine Hadida from Vertex.

In November, we will have a seminar on the uses of artificial intelligence to rapidly decode the gut microbiome and its interaction with the immune system, enabling the development of novel microbe-based products to improve cancer therapies. This seminar will feature Dr. Stephanie Culler from Persephone Biome.

Finally, in December will be our year-end holiday party at Sufi’s.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: We are looking for someone who has an attention to details and enjoys numbers. If that sounds like you, please contact me for the opportunity to run for treasurer of our Local Section.

Remember, all members are welcome to attend the Executive Committee meeting. If interested, the next meeting will be September 5th at 6:00 PM at Samumed (9381 Judicial Dr., San Diego, CA 92121). Food will be provided. We hope to see new faces.

Finally, I would like to thank all the Executive Committee and Committee members for their hard work providing great service to our members. If you are interested in serving your local section please contact any committee chair or myself at if you have any questions.

David Wallace, Co-Chair
San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society E-mail: