Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Head, Translational Medical Research
Jan van Lunzen, MD, PhD, joined ViiV Healthcare as Global Medical Director in July 2015. He is Professor of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases at the University of Hamburg, served as the Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Unit and was Head of the HIV Clinical Trial Unit and the HIV Immunology Research Laboratory at this institution until 2015. He received his diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg in 1992 and a PhD in immunology from the University of Hamburg for his work on HIV pathogenesis in lymphoid tissues in 2004. Since September 2018, he has been Head of Translational Medical Research at ViiV Healthcare, where he oversees the transition of pipeline assets from discovery into early clinical development.
He also serves as the Chair of the Investigator Sponsored Study programme at ViiV Healthcare and is responsible for the external academic collaborations focusing on biomarkers and cure-related research in paediatric, adolescent and adult populations. He is a member of the R&D leadership team at ViiV Healthcare. He has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and received numerous prestigious scientific awards.