Professor Andrea J. Tenner, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, was awarded the 2015 Honorary Life Member Award from the Society of Leukocyte Biology. The award is the society’s way of recognizing the contributions of its members to the field of leukocyte biology. Up to two honorary members can be selected annually, and awardees receive several exemption privileges.
Professor Tenner is internationally recognized as a leader in the immunological field of complement research. Her research interests span Inflammation, Autoimmunity, and Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection. Along with her appointment in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, she also holds joint appointments in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Neurobiology and Behavior. In addition, she currently serves as the director of the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders – UCI MIND.