2021 Board of Directors Election

IZFS will be holding Board of Director (BOD) elections in May 2021! We will be electing Officers (President-Elect, Secretary) and Regional Directors (US/Canada, Asia/Pacific, and Europe/Mediterranean). Regional representation on the IZFS Board is determined by the number of PIs per region who are registered in ZFIN, so we strongly encourage all PIs to register their labs in ZFIN before March 1. You can find details about the BOD positions in the IZFS Bylaws


  • Solicitation for nominations will begin on March 1 and end on March 31.
  • Call for nominations will be sent via email.
  • All nominees must be IZFS members to run for election, and you must be a member to vote.
  • To self-nominate or be considered if nominated, you must become a member before March 31, 2021.

Nominations are now open!

Zebrafish community members are invited to submit nominations by Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for the following positions on the IZFS Board of Directors.     

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Asia/Pacific Regional Director (1 vacancy)
  • Europe/Mediterranean Director (2 vacancies)
  • US/Canada Director (2 vacancies)

Each elected Board member is expected to commit to a 3-year term starting on July 1, 2021.

The International Zebrafish Society is a member-driven organization of over 700 researchers with rich and diverse backgrounds from around the world. IZFS is committed to ensuring that the Board of Directors reflects and represents the diversity of the IZFS membership, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, and geographic location. Please consider nominating IZFS members who are traditionally underrepresented in leadership as we continue to foster a welcoming and collaborative environment for all members of the IZFS community.


  • Voting will commence on May 13 for a two week period.
  • To cast your vote in the upcoming election, you must be a member by May 27, 2021.
  • A secure, online ballot will be distributed to members in May.

Please click below to join IZFS or renew your membership today!