Ting awarded American Association of Immunologist’s meritorious career award

Jenny Ting, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor in UNC’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology and member of UNC Lineberger, has been awarded the American Association of Immunologist’s Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award for 2013.

The AAI-Life Technologies award recognizes mid-career scientists for outstanding research contributions to the field. Award recipients receive a $10,000 cash award and travel support to present their work at a lecture following the award presentation at the association’s centennial meeting on May 3-7, 2013 in Hawaii.

Dr. Ting is the William Rand Kenan Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, founding Director of the Center for Translational Immunology, Co-Director of the Inflammatory Disease Institute, immunology program leader at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Co-Director of the Southeast Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease.  In 2011, she became a member of the advisory board for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); in this four-year position she will advise the director about the direction of the NIH.

For more information about the award and other career award recipients for 2013, visit the AAI website at www.aai.org/Alerts/Awards/CareerAwardRecipients-2013.html.