Awards and Honors


MSI PI Marc Jenkins (Regents Professor, Microbiology and Immunology; Director,

Two MSI PIs have been elected to as Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The University of Minnesota recently announced new awardees to the McKnight Presidential Fellows Program. Three MSI PIs are included in the 2020 class.

Four MSI PIs have been named Distinguished McKnight University Professors. This program recognizes outstanding faculty members who have recently achieved full professor status.

Brain Science

MSI PI Sylia Wilson (assistant professor, Institute of Child Development) has received the

Brain Science

MSI PI Kathleen Thomas (professor, Institute for Child Development) has been named to be the next director of the Institute.


MSI PI Marc Jenkins (professor, Microbiology and Immunology) is receiving the American Association of Immunologists (AAI


MSI PI Daniel Harki (associate professor, Medicinal Chemistry) has been awarded a Northrop Pr

Each year, the University of Minnesota presents the Morse-Alumni and Graduate and Professional teaching awards to recognize faculty who are committed to ongoing improvement of teaching and learning