Diana M. Brainard, MD

Chief Executive Officer, AlloVir

Diana Brainard has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and academic medicine, has authored more than 200 publications, and brings a passion for advancing therapies for devastating diseases. 

Previously, Dr. Brainard spent more than a decade at Gilead, where she played an enterprise-wide leadership role as the head of the virology therapeutic area overseeing the development and launch of some of the most successful drugs of the last decade including Sovaldi, Harvoni, Epclusa, and Biktarvy. In 2020, she led the company-wide initiative to rapidly advance Remdesivir to become the first and only antiviral to receive regulatory approval for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2, which earned her global recognition as one of the most influential people in the fight against SARS-CoV-2. Her industry career began at Merck where she held positions in clinical pharmacology and experimental medicine.

Dr. Brainard received her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine, and her BA in comparative literature from Brown University. Following completion of her medical training, she was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School where her NIH-funded research focused on HIV immunology and T-cell trafficking. 

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, virus-specific T cell (VST) therapies designed to prevent and treat life-threatening viral diseases.

Our Pipeline

Our allogeneic, off-the-shelf VST therapy candidates target 12 different devastating viruses as treatment or prevention.
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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

We are united in purpose around a singular mission to prevent and defeat life-threatening viral diseases.
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