Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee Meeting

September 14, 2022 | Desert Botanical Garden | Dorrance Hall

A photo of sunset at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona



Networking Time


3:00 – 3:15 p.m.


Ken Schutz
The Dr. William Huizingh
Executive Director
Desert Botanical Garden

3:15 – 3:20 p.m.

Opening Remarks, Introductions, Roadmap Goal #2 (Research), Announcements

Eve Ross, J.D.
Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee

3:20 – 3:30 p.m.

New University Vice Presidents of Research: Their Visions

Matthew Hulver, Ph.D.  
Vice President, Research
Arizona State University

Jason Wilder, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Northern Arizona University

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Local Infectious Diseases: New Progress in Research on Valley Fever, West Nile Virus

John Galgiani, M.D. 
Professor, College of Medicine
Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence
University of Arizona

Crystal Hepp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pathogen and Microbiome Division

4:00 – 4:30 p.m

Research at Desert Botanical Garden 

Kimberlie McCue, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Desert Botanical Garden

Kevin Hultine, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Desert Botanical Garden

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Adjourn

Eve Ross, J.D. 

4:45 – 4:50 p.m.



4:50 – 6:00 p.m.

Directions & Map

After parking in the visitor lot, enter the Garden through the entry arbor and follow the sidewalk until you reach a path to your left. Take your first right, proceed through the gate marked “Staff Only”. Next, turn left and follow corridor down the steps to Dorrance Center.

If you miss the turn and arrive at the admission booth, someone will direct you.

Signage will direct you to the Dorrance Hall.


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