Professor Kent is Australia’s leading authority and research scientist on the search for an HIV vaccine. He is an infectious diseases physician and scientist dedicated to basic, translational and clinical research on viral immunity. He has over 240 peer-reviewed publications in the field of viral immunity. He leads a 30-person team of dedicated scientists towards developing improved HIV and Influenza vaccines. His work has helped shape our understanding on immunity to HIV and Influenza. From 2019 he will lead a 7 investigator NHMRC program grant (which includes 3 AAHMS fellows) on finding an HIV vaccine and cure.