Professor Tania Sorrell is Professor of Clinical Infectious Diseases and Director of the University of Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases; Group Leader, Infectious Diseases, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead, NSW; and Director, NSW Biocontainment Centre, Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District.
She is known internationally for her work in mycology and infections in the immunocompromised host and, more recently in emerging infectious diseases (both pandemics and antimicrobial resistance). Her research has focussed on the pathogenesis of fungal infections, emerging fungal diseases, new antifungal drug development, new diagnostics, clinical trials of antifungal diagnostic and treatment strategies and COVID19. She has also served on state, national and international advisory committees in Infectious Diseases and therapeutics, the Research and Human Ethics Committees of NHMRC and various committees of WHO.
Professor Sorrell joined the CMRI board in July 2020.