Pat Fast, M.D., Ph.D., received her medical degree at Michigan State University, is board certified in pediatrics (University of Michigan), and also holds a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has worked for more than 20 years on the clinical development of vaccines.
Fast joined the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative from the biotechnology company Aviron, where she oversaw studies of vaccines against influenza and cytomegalovirus. Before that, she led clinical research on HIV vaccines while serving as associate director for vaccines and prevention at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of AIDS.
Fast also serves as the Chair for the Vaccine Advisory Committee of Aeras, currently serves on the UNAIDS/WHO Vaccine Advisory Committee and is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stanford University School of Medicine.