Prof Paul Hertzog
Professor Paul Hertzog is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Head of the Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases, Associate Director of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Professor at Monash University and an Adjunct Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne and 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 innate immune responses in infection, inflammation and cancer. Current projects include: interferon epsilon – a novel cytokine his lab discovered to regulate reproductive tract immune response to infection and cancer; structure-function of interferon receptors; and systems biology of innate immune signaling pathways. 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 co-founder of the Victorian Infection and Immunity Network and co-convenes the Lorne Infection and Immunity annual conference.