Incoming Chair, 2022-2024
John Tavis, Ph.D., is a Professor of Molecular Virology at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. He has studied the HBV replication mechanism of HBV and the biochemistry of the viral reverse transcriptase since 1992. He serves as the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council for the annual Molecular Biology of the Hepatitis B Viruses Meeting and as a member of the Council for Extramural Grants at the American Cancer Society. His current work focuses on developing novel drugs to suppress HBV replication that target the essential viral ribonuclease H enzyme.