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John Mellors, MD

Virology Specialty Lab Director

John W. Mellors, M.D., is Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chief of Infectious Diseases, and the Endowed Chair for Global Elimination of HIV and AIDS at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the HIV Program at UPMC Health System. He serves as PI of the Pitt-Ohio State CTU and the Director of the Pitt Virology Specialty Laboratory (VSL) since 2000. He served as the Chair of the HIV Reservoirs and Eradication TSG from 2011-2014. Dr. Mellors received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and post-doctoral training at Yale University, before joining the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC faculty. His areas of research interest are mechanisms of HIV drug resistance, antiretrovirals to prevent HIV-1 infection, persistent reservoirs of HIV-1, and innovative approaches to cure HIV infection. Dr. Mellors has authored more than 400 papers, cited more than 30,000 times, and is an elected member of the Association of American Professors.