Adrienne Lesley Edkins is Associate Professor in Biochemistry and NRF/DST SARChI Chair in Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Eukaryotic Stress Response (since 2015) in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology at Rhodes University.
Adrienne Edkins completed her undergraduate, Honours and MSc degrees at Rhodes University and her PhD degree with Bill Cushley at Glasgow University in cellular biochemistry on the Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD fellowship in Molecular Basis of Disease. In recognition of her research, Adrienne was awarded the Rhodes University VC Distinguished Research Medal (2015) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) South African Women in Science (SAWiSA) Award for Distinguished Young Scientist in the Natural/Engineering Sciences (2018). She holds a C1 rating from the NRF and is an elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) (since 2018) and the Cell Stress Society International (CSSI) (since 2020), and a member of Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (since 2017). She serves on the Editorial Broads for Scientific Reports, the Heat Shock Protein book series and is the South African Chair of International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) Membership committee.