Dr Anthony Fauci is stepping down in December

Anthony Fauci, the renowned physician-scientist who has led the $6.3 billion National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for nearly 4 decades.

From the AIDS epidemic to the COVID-19 pandemic, the iconic medical chief has advised seven presidents on numerous outbreaks.

He is also resigning as chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation and as chief medical adviser to Biden.

Fauci has been at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for more than a half-century.

He has led NIAID for 38 years under seven presidents starting with Ronald Reagan.

Fauci led NIAID through the 2001 anthrax attacks and the expansion of biodefense research that followed; the swine influenza pandemic and outbreaks Ebola and Zika viruses.

Working with former president George W. Bush, Fauci also helped to design the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Fauci came under fire  in 2020 from president  Trump during Covid pandemic.

Fauci’s mentorship has helped to shape countless scientists - including Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University.