Sharon Lewin is the director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; Professor of Medicine, The University of Melbourne; consultant infectious diseases physician, Alfred Hospital and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow, Melbourne, Australia. Sharon Lewin is an infectious diseases physician and basic scientist. Her research focuses on understanding why HIV persists on treatment and developing clinical trials aimed at finding a cure for HIV infection. She has given over 100 major invited talks internationally on the topic of an HIV cure and has published over 250 papers. She is also the lead investigator for the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Planning on Infectious Disease Emergencies. She is a member of the council of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, an elected member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (IAS) representing the Asia Pacific region and co-chairs the IAS Global Advisory board for the Towards an HIV Cure initiative. She is a member of the scientific advisory board for the Agence National du Recherche de SIDA and the Vaccine Research Centre at the National Institutes for Health, Bethesda MD.