Professor David Vaux AO is the Deputy Director of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). He graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne, and completed a PhD at WEHI before a post-doctoral placement at Stanford University. His research is concerned with the molecular mechanisms of cell death, however he has a strong interest in research integrity and the seamier side of science. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and was awarded the Victoria Prize for Science in 2003. David is also a member of the board of directors of The Center For Scientific Integrity, the parent organization of the Retraction Watch blog.