Senior Technical Advisor
Dr. Fast received her MD at Michigan State University, is board certified in pediatrics (University of Michigan), and also holds a PhD in immunology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She has worked for over 20 years on the clinical development of vaccines. She joined IAVI from the biotechnology company Aviron, where she oversaw studies of vaccines against influenza and cytomegalovirus. Before that, she led clinical research on HIV vaccines while serving as associate director for vaccines and prevention at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of AIDS. Dr. Fast also serves as the Chair for the Vaccine Advisory Committee of Aeras, currently serves on the UNAIDS/WHO Vaccine Advisory Committee, and is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fast is available to comment on
-IAVI's clinical development program and overall approach to AIDS vaccine trials
-The challenges of working with populations from developing countries