Professor Paul Hertzog, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow

Professor Paul Hertzog is the Director of the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases; Associate Director of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research; NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; a Research Professor of Monash University; and an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne, then undertook postdoctoral positions in the USA at the Eppley Institute of Cancer Research and at the University of York in the UK. Professor Hertzog has an established record of research on immune responses to cancer and infectious diseases, using a multidisciplinary approach involving analyses of the cell, molecular biology of cytokine signalling and gene regulatory networks, preclinical genetically modified mouse models of disease, and clinical studies.

His group’s work has been published in eminent journals including Cell, Science, Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Immunity, and the Journal of Clinical Investigation, among others. This work resulted in Professor Hertzog being awarded the international 2013 Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research. Professor Hertzog is founder of the Victorian Infection and Immunity Network and its Industry Alliance Program, and he co-convenes the Lorne Infection and Immunity annual conference.

Selected publications