Jean-Louis Excler, MD, MSc, DTMH, French citizen, studied Medicine in Lyon, France. He specialized in Pediatrics, Tropical Medicine, Parasitological Diseases, and Field Epidemiology. He did his Military Service as Medical Doctor at the Hopital du Point G, Bamako, Mali. After his Senior Residency in Pediatrics in Lyon, he worked five years in Africa (1985-1990), successively in Bujumbura, Burundi, for the French Cooperation as head of the Department of Pediatrics at the University Teaching Hospital, then in Bangui, Central African Republic for UNICEF as head of Primary Health Care and the Expanded Program of Immunizations. Since 1991, he has been working extensively for the past 20 years on HIV vaccine clinical development as Chief of the HIV vaccine clinical development for Sanofi Pasteur, France, and then as Scientific Director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the US Military HIV Research Program in Rockville, Maryland and in Bangkok, Thailand. He joined International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in 2002 as Senior Medical Director based in New Delhi, India and now from Switzerland since November 2007, responsible for the clinical development of several vaccine candidates in India, US, Europe, and Africa. He is also Senior Consultant for the US Military HIV Research Program since 2010 and collaborates to advanced clinical development of lead vaccine candidates in Thailand. He combines the experience of the Pharmaceutical Industry, US academic institutions, and the field in developing countries, particularly in Asia.
Biography Updated on 1 April 2012