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Jenny Ting, PhD
Jenny Ting, PhD

Jenny Ting, PhD, in the UNC Department of Genetics, was among the 120 scientists elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 120 members and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Jenny Ting, PhD, the William Kenan Distinguished Professor of Genetics and professor microbiology and immunology, was elected for her career and accomplishments dedicated to research related to human innate immune responses, neuroinflammation, the microbiome, multiple sclerosis, cancer, biologic therapy, and infections. She is a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, director of the Center for Translational Immunology, and co-director of the Inflammatory Diseases Institute.

Those elected in 2022 bring the total number of active members to 2,512 and the total number of international members to 517. Read the NAS announcement here.


The article originally appeared in the UNC Health Newsroom.