Joe has spent his career dedicated to the treatment, research and prevention of HIV/AIDS and HCV, as well as drug discovery and development of novel compounds and vaccines. Joe served as the practice administrator for Marcus A. Conant, M.D. and the Conant Medical Group, the largest private HIV practice in San Francisco. He then joined the life sciences industry, working with Donald P. Francis, M.D. at VaxGen, which initiated the first ever set of phase III preventive HIV vaccine trials, and then with Presidio Pharmaceuticals, developing an efficacious antiviral drug to treat HCV. Currently, Joe is working with Nurix, which hopes to discover and develop novel compounds to treat cancer.
Joe served as the founding Secretary for the Conant Foundation and the Rainbow Honor Walk. In the past, Joe served as the Team Manager for the San Francisco RockDogs basketball team, and over the last 30 years has volunteered and participated in several clinical trials devoted to the prevention of HIV transmission. He lives with his spouse and their perfect pug in San Francisco.