Agustin Melian, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Head of Global Medical Sciences

Dr. Melian is AlloVir’s Chief Medical Officer & Head of Global Medical Sciences.

Prior to joining AlloVir, Dr. Melian was an SVP in both Global Clinical Development and Medical Sciences at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. During his tenure there, the company achieved record timelines across clinical development including Ultomiris (a >500 patients rare disease development program fully executed from Investigational New Drug (IND) application to filing in <2.5years), 3 successful Biologics License Applications (BLAs) (Strensiq, Kanuma and Ultomiris), a NORD Rare impact award, business acquisitions of Syntimmune, and Wilson Therapeutics, and a quadrupling of the number of products on the market. Dr. Melian also spent 13 years at Merck in a number of clinical development roles, including Product Development Team Leader, Head of Emerging Markets Clinical Development, Head of Japanese Clinical Development, and Head of the Global Medical Organization.

Dr. Melian has a background in DNA transcription and repair. Prior to his industry work, he practiced medicine and conducted Basic Immunology Research at The Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Melian graduated cum laude with degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and in Medicine from Yale University.

Life @ AlloVir

Mission-driven teams developing transformative cell therapies for patients deserve transformative benefits. We make sure your life outside the lab is as purposeful as your life inside it.
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PTO Policies
Making sure that you have the freedom to time off when you need to is an important part of our culture. Life beyond the lab includes a flexible approach to PTO; you take it when you need it.
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We offer 401(k) matching, employer-paid life short and long-term disability, and life insurance.
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Healthcare
Our health plans include medical, vision, and dental covered at 90%, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care Accounts (DCA).
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Family Leave
Growing and taking care of your family is as important as the work you do. We offer a generous parental leave program that allows you to do just that.
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Cell phone and commuter reimbursement
Being connected and getting where you need to go is an important part of your work. We offer cell phone and commuter reimbursement programs that acknowledge the time you spend in and out of the office.
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AlloVir is the Global Leader in Developing VST Immunotherapies

We develop highly innovative allogeneic, off-the-shelf VST therapy candidates designed to treat or prevent devastating viral infections and diseases.

Our Pipeline

Our allogeneic, off-the-shelf, VST therapy candidates target 12 different devastating viruses to treat or prevent life-threatening viral diseases.
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Our Platform

Our proprietary platform develops allogeneic, off-the-shelf VSTs designed to restore immunity in patients with T cell deficiencies.
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Our People

Our founders have a singular vision: to serve patients at risk of the devastating consequences of severe viral infections and diseases.
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