Dr. Kronenberg is an internationally recognized scientist and one of the most highly cited immunologists in the world. This distinction is held by less than one half of one percent of all publishing scientific authors.
He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1983, and stayed on to complete his postdoctoral work before joining the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine in 1986. At UCLA, he rose through the ranks to full professor. In 1997, he joined La Jolla Institute. In September 2003, Dr. Kronenberg was appointed President of La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI)—a role which he served until 2021. In addition to his executive duties, he serves as Chief Scientific Officer and conducts an active research program.
Over the years, Dr. Kronenberg has received many major awards, including a prestigious Merit Award for scientific achievement from the National Institutes of Health and the Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Immunologists. He has also been a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Visiting Professor at Harvard University, delivered the Joseph S. Ingraham immunology lecture at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and has been elected a fellow of the American Associations for the Advancement of Science as well as most admired CEO by the San Diego Business Journal.