Speaker's BiographyAnthony Fauci
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Anthony Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. Since his appointment in 1984, Fauci has overseen an extensive research portfolio devoted to preventing, diagnosing and treating infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Fauci also is chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, where he has made numerous important discoveries related to HIV/AIDS. He is one of the most cited scientists in that field. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Fauci has received numerous awards for his scientific accomplishments, including the National Medal of Science, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been awarded 38 honorary doctoral degrees and is the author, co-author or editor of more than 1,200 scientific publications, including several major textbooks.