Members and guests of the American Society of Parasitologists, it is my pleasure today to introduce our president, Dr. Susan Perkins. First, I will take this opportunity to dispel any rumors of Susan's death. What I mean, is that in the second episode of the show Eureka on the SyFy network, the new sheriff in a town of scientific geniuses is tasked with solving the death of one of the scientists, Susan Perkins. Despite what you may have heard, OUR Susan Perkins is alive and well. I will tell you more about her.

Susan is originally from northern New York state, and she can pull out the accent to prove it. Despite being an only child, Susan developed an outgoing, fun-loving, and social personality. She showed an early talent for a singing career. Still today, she will jump at the chance of a...

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