About Professor Tania Sorrell

Pathogenesis of invasive fungal infection, new diagnostics and therapeutics

Professor Tania Sorrell is the Director of the Sydney Institute for Emerging infectious Diseases and Biosecurity and Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney, and a Senior Physician in Infectious Diseases at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. She has longstanding interests in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Infectious Diseases, especially in immunocompromised hosts, and in the emergence of resistant micro-organisms. Her research in the serious fungal infection, cryptococcosis, has provided new insights into host-microbial interactions and new drug development. She has developed new diagnostics for fungal diseases and is on international committees developing guidelines for therapy. She has served/serves on state and national advisory committees in Infectious Diseases, pandemic planning for influenza, approval of therapeutic agents and both the Research and Human Ethics Committees of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

For a comprehensive list of Professor Sorrell's publications and grants, please visit her Sydney Medical School academic profile.