Vice Chancellor for Research John Hemminger announced on September 4, 2014 that Dr. Andrea Tenner has been named the new Director of UCI MIND. The following is the message from Dr. Hemminger informing the campus and community of this appointment:
UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders
I am pleased to announce that Professor Andrea Tenner has been appointed as the Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), effective August 1, 2014.
Dr. Tenner, a Fellow of the AAAS, is a prolific researcher in the field of immunology. A major focus of her laboratory is on the fundamental processes associated with the immune response and subsequent inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition to her outstanding research, Dr. Tenner has a long history of exceptional service and leadership to the campus. Most recently, she served as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the School of Biological Sciences and for the past four months has served as Co-Director of UCI MIND. She also serves the external science community as Section Editor of the Journal of Immunology, a member of the American Association of Immunologists Finance Committee, a member of the NIH study section on Drug Discovery for the Nervous System, and President-Elect of the International Complement Society. Professor Tenner earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and holds appointments in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Neurobiology and Behavior.
I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding leadership provided by Frank LaFerla during the years that he served as Director of UCI MIND. As Frank has taken on the Dean position in the School of Biological Sciences, I am particularly appreciative of his efforts to provide a smooth leadership transition for Andrea and the researchers of UCI MIND.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Andrea Tenner to her new position within the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders. I look forward to the next chapter for the Institute under her leadership.
John C. Hemminger
Vice Chancellor for Research