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John Welsh, Ph.D.

Dr. Welsh joined VRISD in June of 2010 as an Associate Professor. His group's research interest is in exploiting molecular methods to develop novel methods for tracing the order of mutation occurrence, the nature of the mutated genes and their distribution in order to enhance the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer. The hope is that this may lead to novel diagnostic paradigms.

Director/Chairman of the Board

David R. Milich, Ph.D.

Dr. Milich is a VRISD founder and currently serves as Director and Chairman of the Board. His career in the biomedical research field spans 3 decades and includes 150+ peer reviewed publications and cumulative extramural awards in excess of 20 million dollars. He is regarded as an international expert in the field of HBV immunology, having made several seminal contributions to this research area.