John Chiorini, PhD

Dr. John (Jay) Chiorini is an advisor for Orange Grove Bio. He received a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a PhD in genetics from George Washington University. Dr. Chiorini completed post-doctoral training fellowships at both the National Institutes of General Medical Science (NIGMS) in the pharmacology research and training program, and at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at NIH. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Chiorini’s research focused on the role of the Rep proteins in AAV replication and the virus lifecycle. He cloned some of the first non-AAV2 serotypes including AAV4 and AAV5. Dr. Chiorini joined the NIDCR in 1999 and currently serves as chief of the Adeno-Associated Virus Biology Section, Molecular Physiology and Therapeutics Branch. Findings from the group’s research are in clinical development and early stage clinical trials at the NIH and around the world.