Portrait of Sharon Lewin

Sharon Lewin

Professor Sharon Lewin is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist.

She is the inaugural director of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne; consultant physician, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow.

Her laboratory focuses on strategies to cure HIV infection and the pathogenesis of HIV-hepatitis B co-infection.

She was the local co-chair of the XXth International AIDS Conference (AIDS2014) which was held in Melbourne July 2014 and was the largest health conference ever held in Australia.

She is on the leadership team of the International AIDS Society’s Strategy Towards and HIV Cure and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections.