Sean P. McBurney
Education: BS – Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh; PhD Molecular Virology & Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – Accounting, Portland State University
Background: Sean spent 15 years researching HIV and Dengue virus vaccines starting in undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh through a post-doctoral fellowship at the Oregon National Primate Center/OHSU. Sean transitioned to tax accounting at one of the largest public accounting firms in Portland for 5 years. Sean is now using both his background in biomedical research and financial accounting to direct PVARF. In his spare time Sean trains and races in triathlons and long-distance running. The training comes in handy when trying to keep up with his two young sons and his wife Christine. Sean joined PVARF in late 2020.