MSI PI Marc Jenkins (Regents Professor, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Center for Immunology) has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in this organization is one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.
Professor Jenkins is an internationally recognized immunologist. He uses MSI resources in his research, which investigates how CD4+ T and B cells respond to antigens. He is currently part of the Medical School’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the development of antibody testing now in clinical use. Earlier this year, Professor Jenkins received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Immunologists in recognition of his work.
An announcement of this honor and description of Professor Jenkins's work appears on the University of Minnesota News website: Two U of M Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Sciences.