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Michael Louella


Michael Louella is proud to serve as a co-chair for the DARE CAB.  He has worked in HIV treatment research for 20+ years, engaging communities affected by HIV in Seattle and across the U.S. in clinical trials towards the treatment and potential elimination of HIV. He joined the defeatHIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory as their Community Engagement Project Manager in 2013, focusing his efforts around cell and gene therapies for HIV cure.


Michael has formerly worked as a high school English teacher, an actor, a director and producer of summer stock theater, and a baker of bread. He serves on the steering committee for The Reunion Project, helping to host the Reunion Project Seattle in 2017 and working to manifest more events for HIV long-term survivors in the Seattle area. Recently he joined the Global Gene Therapy Initiative, an alliance of key stakeholders including clinicians, scientists, engineers, advocates & community members brought together to enable access and implementation of gene therapies as curative medicines for presently incurable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. 

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