Auchincloss Named Acting Director for NIAID
Dr. Hugh Auchincloss has agreed to serve as acting director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Auchincloss assumed the acting role on Jan. 1. He has served as NIAID’s principal deputy director since joining NIH in 2006. He has played a key role in research planning and implementation activities, including helping to prepare and support a strategic vision for NIAID, and contributing to the management of NIAID’s extensive portfolio of basic, clinical and applied research and product development activities.
Prior to joining NIAID, Auchincloss was a transplant surgeon and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, as well as an NIAID grantee. For more than 17 years he operated a laboratory in transplantation immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
In 1998, he founded the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Center for Islet Transplantation and served as its director until 2003. He subsequently served as chief operating officer of the NIAID Immune Tolerance Network.