John Hural
Associate Director of Laboratory Operations

John received his Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University. He has since conducted research in vaccine development at both the Infectious Disease Research Institute and Corixa Corporation in Seattle. John joined the HIV Vaccine Trials Network in March 2003 and now serves as the Associate Director for Laboratory Operations. In this capacity, John heads up the HVTN Laboratory Operations Division located at the Hutchinson Center in Seattle. This group is responsible for overall coordination of a large array of trial related laboratory activities including oversight of the immunologic and virologic endpoint monitoring laboratories as well as the specimen processing and safety laboratories. This group is also responsible for general study support, specimen management, a central QA program, and fiscal management of the Laboratory Program.

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