Dr. Caroline Cameron is a Professor and the Graduate Advisor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria in Victoria BC, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. Caroline’s research focus is on bacterial pathogens that cause globally prevalent sexually transmitted infections, with a particular focus upon the causative agent of syphilis, Treponema pallidum. She uses genomic, proteomic and bioinformatic approaches to identify bacterial protein targets that can be developed into novel diagnostic and vaccine candidates. Her research program is internationally funded by the National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. She is President of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, President of the British Columbia Association for Sexual Health, Chair of the 2019 STI & HIV World Congress, and serves on the Executive Board of the Canadian Regional Branch of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections.