Lead Scientists

Marco Pravetoni, PhD
Rick L. Seaver Endowed Professorship for Brain Wellness

Marco Pravetoni, PhD, is the inaugural holder of the Rick L. Seaver Endowed Professorship for Brain Wellness. Dr. Pravetoni is an expert in the development of vaccines, antibody-based strategies, and small molecules to counteract opioid use disorders and overdose, approaches that can improve the lives of individuals living with substance use disorders or who are at risk of fatal overdoses. Dr. Pravetoni will direct a new Center for Medication Development for Substance Use Disorders which will be located in the Research and Training (R&T) Building at Harborview Medical Center.