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Laboratory of Immunoregulation

Graphic representation of HIV interacting with T lymphocytes

Dr. Fauci is Chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation (LIR). LIR researches cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating the human immune response in health and disease, especially the immunopathogenic mechanisms of HIV infection and disease progression. Read more about LIR.

About the Director

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Dr. Anthony Fauci

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
NIAID Director

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma, and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2013 was approximately $4.5 billion. Dr. Fauci serves as one of the key advisors to the White House and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on global AIDS issues, and on initiatives to bolster medical and public health preparedness against emerging infectious disease threats such as pandemic influenza. Read more in Dr. Fauci’s biography.

Honoring Dr. C. Everett Koop (1916-2013)

Revisit Dr. Fauci’s remarks lauding the former Surgeon General’s HIV/AIDS leadership.

Last Updated March 05, 2014