About the Network
The Bay Area Virus Network (bayviro.org) represents a constellation of scientists, engineers, and clinician researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area who are working to understand, prevent, and control human and animal viral infections. It is a platform for connecting investigators at universities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and research institutes throughout the region.
The SF Bay Area offers a unique ecology for virus research, with its long tradition of innovation. Our diverse community of investigators is led by distinguished scientists like Jay Levy at UCSF, who co-discovered the AIDS virus in 1983, and Edward Penhoet at UC Berkeley, who discovered the Hepatitis C virus and went on to found Chiron (which developed the first vaccine against Hepatitis B).
Bayviro.org was launched in 2012 by the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) at UC Berkeley. CEND continues to serve as an administrative home for the network, with new co-sponsors including:
Organizations that sponsor the network benefit from participation in bayviro.org symposia and seminars, access to recruiting tools and networking events, and opportunities to interact directly with leading bay area researchers. To join as a sponsor, please email email@example.com.