April Kaur Randhawa, PhD

Dr. April Randhawa PhD
Staff Scientist

April Kaur Randhawa, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology Program
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Associate Director, Laboratory & Data Science
HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) & COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)

Mail Stop: M2-C200

Infectious disease biologist researching prevention strategies for globally important pathogens such as HIV, tuberculosis, and COVID-19.


University of British Columbia, 2008, PhD (Experimental Medicine)

University of Oklahoma, 2001, BS (Microbiology)

Research Interests

Infectious disease prevention, with emphasis on HIV-1, tuberculosis, and COVID-19 vaccine development

Vaccine development, clinical trial design and operations

Laboratory methods for vaccine evaluation

Immune correlates of vaccine protection

Laboratory data management

Science communication & outreach

Current Projects

Experimental medicine approaches to HIV-1 vaccine development

Immunological aspects of COVID-19 acquisition & convalescence

Immune correlates of protection for HIV-1 & COVID-19 vaccines

Clinical trial statistical & data management operations

Quality assurance & process improvement

Teaching & Science Communication Interests

Laboratory methods for vaccine evaluation

Vaccine development

Community engagement in vaccine research

Vaccine hesitancy

Dr Randhawa is a member of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network

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