Ashley J. Birkett

Ashley J. Birkett
  • Vaccines for Malaria Elimination

Past Core Course:

  • New Tools for Malaria Elimination: Vaccines
  • Engaging Industry in Innovation for Elimination

Dr Ashley J. Birkett is director of PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), which accelerates the development of malaria vaccines and catalyzes timely access in endemic countries. He has more than 20 years of vaccine development experience. Prior to joining PATH, Dr Birkett spent 12 years in the vaccine biotechnology industry, where he led the advancement of novel influenza and malaria vaccine candidates from research through first-in-human clinical studies. In addition to his leadership role at MVI, he serves on PATH’s Leadership and Product Development Leadership Teams.

Dr Birkett earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Applied Biological Sciences from the University of the West of England, United Kingdom.