Dharam Ablashi
Dr. Ablashi is a co-discoverer of the HHV-6 virus, the Scientific Director of the HHV-6 Foundation and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Ablashi was Coordinator of DNA Virus Studies at the National Cancer Institute before becoming Director of Herpesvirus Programs at Advanced Biotechnologies. An Adjunct Professor in microbiology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, he co-edited the book Human Herpesvirus 6 and has authored or co-authored over 300 journal articles on herpes viruses.

Danny Toomey
Danny is a Research Affiliate in the Attention Lab at UCSB and received his BS in Biopsychology with Honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Danny is leading a study that seeks to use attentional deficits to predict Alzheimer’s Disease and is interested in understanding the effects of HHV-6 on the brain.

Niko Victoria
Niko received his Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University where he majored in Biology and minored in Applied Mathematics. He will be attending medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in the Fall of 2020.

Eva Eliassen
Eva is a medical student at University of South Florida and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published review papers on the potential role of HHV-6 in lymphoproliferative disease, cancer and infertilty.

Tuan Phan
Tuan currently attends Tulane Medical School and received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology-Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Tuan has published a number of papers on HHV-6 including a meta-analysis on HHV6B reactivation and subsequent  aGVHD, a review of HHV-6B in liver transplantation and a review of the role of HHV-6B infection on T cell reconstitution.