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Prof

Sharon Lewin

Director, Peter Doherty Institute
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
hiv infections
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Sharon Lewin

 
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Prof

Sharon Lewin

 

Professor Sharon Lewin, Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Professor Sharon Lewin is an infectious diseases physician and scientist that is internationally renowned for her research into all aspects of HIV disease and pathogenesis. She is the inaugural director of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne; consultant physician at the Alfred Hospital; and an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow.

She was previously Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University (2003 – 2014) and Co-head, Centre for Biomedical Research, Burnet Institute (2010-2014). Her laboratory focuses on strategies to cure HIV infection, immune reconstitution following antiviral therapy and pathogenesis of HIV-Hepatitis B co-infection. She was the local co-chair of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) 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 an HIV Cure and a member of the Australian Government Ministerial Advisory Committee on Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

The Lewin/Cameron laboratory:
Sharon Lewin heads a research laboratory with the following research themes:
1. HIV reservoir virology:
2. Immunmodulation in HIV infection
3. HIV and HBV co-infection
4. Clinical research

Projects

Displaying the 81 most recent projects by Sharon Lewin.

81

Projects

Project Types


44

Research Contracts


35

Research Grant


2

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 426 most recent scholarly works by Sharon Lewin.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Officer of the Order of Australia


2014

The Gertrude Elion Distinguished Lecturer Award

HIV DART

2014

Hadassah Australia 2014 Tikun Olam Award

Hadassah Australia

2014

Melburnian of the Year 2014

2014

The 20th Annual B. Frank Polke HIV Research Lecture 2014

Johns Hopkins University

2012

Falicitation award for outstanding contribution to HIV Research

Mumbai HIV Congress 2012

2011

Victorian AIDS Council / Gay Mens Health Centre Annual Research Award

Victorian AIDS Council / Gay Mens Health Centre

2011

Frank Fenner Award

Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia

2011

Best paper published in 2010

Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia

2011

Zeneca Travel Scholarship 2000

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

2011

Outstanding reviewer award

Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal

2002

GlaxoSmithKline Advanced Research Award (now called the Frank Fenner award)

Australian Society for Infectious Diseases

2001

Best poster prize: HBV viral dynamics

International Conference on Antiviral Chemotherapy

2000

Wiliamson Community Leadership Program

Wiliamson Community Leadership Program

1999

The Potter Fellowship for Infectious Diseases

Royal Melbourne Hospital

1996

Smith Kline Travel Scholarship

Australian Society for Infectious Diseases

1993

The Fairfield Hospital Research scholarship

Fairfield Hospital

1986

The Sophie Davis Memorial Prize for overall highest aggregate marks for the medical course

Monash University

1985

Lilly Industries Research Fellowship to study "The hormonal control of testicular descent"

Lilly Industries

1983

The David Rosenthal Prize for the highest aggregate marks for anatomy and third year medicine

Monash University

1997

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Director, Peter Doherty Institute

Doherty Institute

Strategic And Technical Advisory Committee On Hiv

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Academic Icon Visiting Professor, Centre Of Excellence For Research In Aids

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Consultant Physician

Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred

Adjunct Professor

Department of Infectious Diseases, Monash University

Director Of The Board, Burnet Institute

Burnet Institute Board of Directors

Co-Head, Centre For Virology

Centre for Virology, Burnet Institute

Immunology Interest Group

INSIGHT

Masters Of Medicine Program, University Of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

International Aids Society

International AIDS Society

Honorary Professor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne

Royal Australian College Of Physicians

Royal Australian College of Physicians

Member, Australian Centre For Hiv And Hepatitis

Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis

Member, Australasian Society For Hiv Medicine

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Consultant Physician

Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Attending Physician

The Rockefeller University Hospital, The Rockefeller University, New York

Member, Australasian Society For Infectious Diseases

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

Consultant Physician

Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Monash University

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Monash University