Executive Associate Dean for Basic Sciences
Michael L. Jennings, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Jennings has earned accolades as a faculty leader, widely recognized researcher into the mechanisms of ion transport, and award-winning educator since joining the faculty as professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in 1995. As the college’s inaugural executive associate dean for basic sciences since May 2014, he helps departments advance their research and education programs and find opportunities for collaboration.
Dr. Jennings received his undergraduate degree in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his doctoral degree in biophysics at Harvard University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institut für Biophysik in Germany. He served on the faculties of the University of Iowa and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before his recruitment to UAMS.
National leadership posts have included president of the Society of General Physiologists, chair of the Cell and Molecular Section of the American Physiological Society, and chair of the Membrane Subgroup of the Biophysical Society. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of General Physiology and the American Journal of Physiology. He has also served on the National Science Foundation Biochemistry Review Panel, the NIH Physiology Study Section, and on grant review panels for the American Heart Association.
Among many honors, Dr. Jennings was selected as the Jacobs-Parpart-Ponder Memorial Lecturer at the Biophysical Society. At UAMS he has received the Chancellor’s Faculty Teaching Award and several Red Sash awards for teaching.
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Contact Dr. Jennings: (501) 296-1438 | JenningsMichaelL@uams.edu