Professor Paul Gorry joined the Doherty Institute in 2023 as Deputy Director. Prior to this appointment Paul held several leadership positions at RMIT over a nine-year period, including Director of Higher Degrees by Research, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), and Dean of Science and Health (Research and Innovation). Prior to his positions at RMIT, Paul was Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Burnet Institute, Deputy Head of the Institute’s Centre for Biomedical Research, and Principal of the cross-cutting theme of Immunity, Vaccines and Immunisation. His research expertise is broadly in the areas of virology and immunology, which developed from postdoctoral positions at Harvard Medical School and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Despite taking a step back from research in 2015 to pursue leadership roles at RMIT, he remains research active and is widely recognised as an expert on HIV pathogenesis and the early steps of viral entry.