Richard Harrigan, PhD, MD

Dr. Richard Harrigan is the Director of Research Laboratories at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Harrigan also holds the Glen Hillson Professorship in HIV/AIDS at the University of British Columbia, and is a Professor in the Division of AIDS (Faculty of Medicine) at the University of British Columbia.  For more than two decades, Dr. Harrigan has contributed to our understanding of antiviral drug efficacy and resistance, as well as the human and viral parameters that influence HIV disease progression. His lab has developed and distributed software for improved automated analysis of HIV drug resistance (“ReCall”), which is now being used worldwide. Dr. Harrigan’s research in these areas has played a key role in enabling the significant improvements in quality and duration of life afforded patients by Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART).