John Vernachio, PhD

Vice President
Preclinical Development

Dr John Vernachio joined Aviragen Therapeutics in 2014.

Dr. Vernachio served as Vice President for Research with the Arthritis Foundation in 2013. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Biology for Inhibitex, Inc. from 1998 until 2012. From 1997 – 1998 Dr. Vernachio was Director of Life Sciences for Valentis, Inc. and from 1991 – 1997 served as Manager, Molecular Immunology for the Gene Therapy Unit of Baxter Healthcare.

Dr. Vernachio attended the University of Vermont where he earned a BS in Animal Science in 1984 and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he completed a Ph.D. in biochemistry with a concentration in immunology and molecular biology in 1989. He completed his post-doctoral training in the Department of Immunology at The Research Institute of Scripps Clinic in San Diego in 1991.

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