Juan F. Vera, MD

Chief Product Development Officer

Dr. Vera is AlloVir’s Chief Product Development Officer.

Dr. Juan Vera has more than 15 years of experience performing research in the field of adoptive T cell therapy and has made several contributions in the field, specifically in the areas of genetic engineering T cells manufacture process optimization. He has extensive expertise developing and streamlining therapeutic candidates from the research bench to the cGMP facility while ensuring robust production and scalability.

In collaboration with Wilson Wolf Manufacturing, Dr. Vera has been instrumental in the design and testing of the G-Rex® cell culture platform and pioneered its use for the large-scale production of T cells. He is a Co-Investigator on a number of clinical trials for T cell therapy in both infectious disease and cancer. His recent focus is on developing strategies to enhance the T cell function by protecting tumor-targeted T cells from the immunosuppressive effects of the tumor microenvironment in order to enhance in vivo persistence and function.

Dr. Vera is senior or co-author on more than 30 publications and a named inventor on 13 published patents. He is based at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston where he holds the title of Associate Professor in the Dept. of Medicine. Dr. Vera received his Medical Degree from the University El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia and completed his postgraduate training in theCenter for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and The Methodist Hospital.

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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