On the Leading Edge of Cure Research

The amfAR Interview: Prof. Sharon Lewin

Renowned infectious diseases expert Sharon Lewin, AO, FRACP, PhD, FAHMS, is the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne Laureate Professor of Medicine at The University of Melbourne, and President of the International AIDS Society (IAS). She also co-chairs the IAS’s Towards an HIV Cure initiative, which is charged in part with coordinating international HIV cure research efforts. Prof. Lewin has authored over 360 publications and given over 100 major international invited talks on HIV cure. In 2019 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her distinguished service to medical research, education and clinical care, and in 2022 she was awarded the Outstanding Female Researcher Medal by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Andrew McInnes, group director of amfAR’s public information program, spoke with Professor Lewin about her new amfAR grant—the latest of four she has received since 2006—as well as other projects she’s involved in at the Doherty Institute and lessons from COVID-19 that might be applied to HIV research.

Watch the video interview below:

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