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Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
Joseph Pagano, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology, Director Emeritus, Lineberger Cancer Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Pagano's seminal studies of Epstein-Barr virus have helped to demonstrate that this virus is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis and contributes to or causes Burkitt’s lymphoma in Africa and nasopharyngeal carcinoma in China. He has served on numerous editorial boards and as a scientific advisor to universities and governments. He provides scientific and business advice to both large and small corporations, while maintaining an active research laboratory at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Pagano is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a former member of the The Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Board of Directors.


Bob Johnston.jpg Robert E. Johnston, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Global Vaccines;
Former Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, UNC-Chapel Hill; and
Former Director, Carolina Vaccine Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Johnston is an internationally recognized expert in viral genetics and vaccine development, having worked notably on the modification of alphaviruses for use as vaccine vectors.  In 1997, he was a co-founder of AlphaVax, a biotechnology company devoted to developing vaccines based on vectors, which he and others derived from Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis virus.  He served as CEO, Chairman of the Board and as a consultant to the company, resigning in 2001 to establish Global Vaccines.  Dr. Johnston is on the editorial board of Virology, and he shared the 2001 World Technology Award for Health and Medicine.


BillBunch.jpg Bill Bunch, CPA/PFS
Maze Financial Planning, LLC & William H. Bunch, CPA, PA

Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years experience helping small businesses and high net worth individuals reach their goals with customized accounting, consulting, tax, and wealth management services. Mr. Bunch's specialties include wealth management and tax planning. Mr. Bunch has also chaired the Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce for 2 years from January 2008 to December 2009.


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