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C. Richter (Rick) King


C. Richter (Rick) King is Vice President of Vaccine Design at the AIDS Vaccine Design & Development Laboratory, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), in New York. Dr. King received his PhD in Biochemistry from Johns Hopkins University and his BS from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Dr. King is an accomplished scientist whose career spans government, academia and industry. As former Senior Vice President of Research at GenVec, Inc., he led the company's efforts in identification, selection, and advancement of products for cancer, ocular, and infectious disease applications. He now leads IAVI's global efforts to design and prioritize novel AIDS vaccine strategies. Dr. King has been the author and recipient of many peer reviewed grants, is an inventor on 12 issued patents, and has a stellar publication record.