John R. Hackett Jr., Ph.D.

Divisional Vice President of Applied Research and Technology, Abbott

John R. Hackett Jr., Ph.D., is divisional vice president of applied research and technology within Abbott's Diagnostics business and is responsible for managing the company’s program to monitor for emerging HIV and hepatitis strains around the world. He also oversees a collaboration between Abbott and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) that uses deep sequencing and ultra-rapid pathogen identification technologies to identify and characterize novel human viruses to help safeguard public health against these potential threats.

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