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IAS 2023

Sharon Lewin


Sharon Lewin

Sharon Lewin

Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia

IAS President and International Chair


Sharon Lewin is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist and has worked in HIV-related clinical medicine and research for over 25 years. She is the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture of the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital. She is an active clinician, working at the Alfred Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital, and a Melbourne Laureate Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Sharon is internationally recognized for her expertise in HIV cure, HIV/hepatitis B virus co-infection and SARS-CoV-2 infection. She leads a large group focused on basic and translational science and early-phase clinical trials for cure interventions and is actively developing antiviral strategies for novel RNA viruses using RNA editing. She was the Local Co-Chair for AIDS 2014, the 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne. She chairs the Advisory Board for the IAS Towards an HIV Cure initiative.

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