Marc Jenkins, PhD, Distinguished McKnight Professor and one of the world’s most distinguished immunologists has received the 2018 Regents Professorship. One of the University's highest honors, the program recognizes the national and international prominence of the faculty member. It also acknowledges the exceptional contributions awardees have made through teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, and collaboration with others. Jenkins, along with Gunda Georg, professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Erika Lee, professor of History and Asian American Studies are the faculty members to receive the honor.

In a news release, President Eric Kaler stated: "Professor Jenkins exemplifies the very best of our University in their teaching, research, and scholarship.”