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Carey Hwang

Carey Hwang

Industry Collaboration Group member since 2014
SVP, Clinical Research, Head of Chronic Infection
Vir Biotechnology, Inc

Carey Hwang serves as Senior Vice President, Clinical Research, for Vir Biotechnology, where he is responsible for the company’s chronic infection clinical development portfolio. Since joining Vir in January 2021, Carey has overseen the development of the Vir lead hepatitis B candidates, VIR-2218 and VIR-3434, as well as its lead HIV vaccine candidate, VIR-1111.

Carey has focused his career on the study and development of treatments for serious infectious diseases, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. His industry career began at Bristol Myers Squibb, conducting exploratory clinical and translational research focused on early-phase clinical development of HIV and hepatitis C treatments. He joined Merck & Co. in 2016, where he served as Executive Director and Product Development Lead in Global Clinical Development – Infectious Diseases and led the worldwide development and approval of two treatments for HIV.

He received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Princeton University and his MD and PhD from West Virginia University with a dissertation focused on retroviral recombination. He completed his internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at Vanderbilt University with research focused on the latent reservoir of HIV.

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