Dr Siddhartha Mahanty is an infectious diseases specialist and parasitologist based in the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is involved in inpatient and outpatient care in infectious diseases and conducts research on malaria and intestinal helminths. His special interest is in the regulation of immune responses to human parasites. His research career encompassed five years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and most recently, he was a Staff Clinician at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States for 15 years before moving to the University of Melbourne in 2017. His major contributions have been in human clinical and translational research and he has conducted field studies in Africa, South America and South Asia on malaria, filarial parasites and cestodes. His research has been published in leading journals in infectious diseases. Siddhartha has teaching experience at universities in the United States (Case Western Reserve University, NIH and the CDC), Canada (McGill University, Montreal) and at the University of Melbourne.