Prof A. Kelleher

Anthony Kelleher

Kirby Institute, UNSW, NSW


Tony Kelleher is Professor of Medicine at University of NSW, where he is head of the Immunovirology and Pathogenesis program at the Kirby Institute. He holds appointments at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, as a clinical Immunologist and Immunopathologist where he helps run the diagnostic services for HIV /AIDS and immunological conditions. His research interests encompass the immunovirology of HIV infection, particularly understanding the co-evolution of the virus and the T cell immune responses that control it. He has lead several trials of putative vaccines and anti retroviral therapies and coordinates a number of cohort studies in pathogenically informative populations such as long term non-progressors. He is developing a novel strategy for silencing viral transcription, based on novel siRNA technology, which is being developed towards testing in the clinic as a route towards a functional cure of HIV-infection.