Senior Director, VRI Core Laboratories; Associate Adjunct Professor, UCSF Lab Medicine
Mars Stone, PhD, is a Senior Scientist at VRI and Director of the Viral Reference Laboratory and Repository Core. Dr. Stone joined VRI after completing graduate and post doctoral work at the University of California, Davis, investigating rhesus macaque models of HIV vaccines. Currently research interests revolve around transfusion-transmitted viruses, blood screening and diagnostics assays, and transfusion efficacy. The Stone lab leads a range of multicenter clinical and translational studies in these areas.