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Marc K. Jenkins

Brief Bio

Marc K. Jenkins is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Director of the Center for Immunology at the University of Minnesota. He was president of the American Association of Immunologists from 2013 to 2014 and served as an AAI Council member from 2008 to 2013.

AAI Service History

Joined: 1988
President: 2013–2014
Vice President: 2012–2013
Councillor: 2008–2012

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1990–1993

Education Committee: 1999–2002
Nominating Committee: 1999–2000, 2004–2005 (chair)
Program Committee: 2002–2005

Other Service
AAI Committee on the Status of Women Career Advisory Board: 2015–present

President's Address

"The In Vivo Response of Naive CD4+ T Cells," Delivered May 2, 2014

The Journal of Immunology 193, no. 8 (2014): 3829-31.

President's Message

"You Have the Power" July 18, 2013

AAI Newsletter (October, 2013) 3–4.

Select Honors and Awards

  • AAI Meritorious Career Award, 2002
  • NIH NIAID Merit Award, 2008
  • Senior Investigator Award, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2011

Institutional/Biographical Links


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