Lisa Fauci received a B.S. at Pace University, and later an M.S. and Ph.D. at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University in 1986. Fauci joined the faculty of Tulane University in the same year. She has held visiting positions at both the University of Utah and New York University, and has lectured on biological fluid dynamics throughout the world. In 2012 Fauci became a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics “for contributions to computational biofluid dynamics and applications.” In 2016 she was selected as the annual Sonia Kovalevsky Lecturer by the Association for Women in Mathematics. Her research areas are in fluid dynamics, mathematical biology, scientific computing. In particular, using methods from computational fluid dynamics to understand biological processes such as sperm motility, the neuromechanics of locomotion, and phytoplankton dynamics in the ocean.