A Los Angeles native, Audree retired from UCLA in 1999. She had been a research biological chemist in the Department of Biological Chemistry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and while at UCLA became involved in a number of areas including the Molecular Biology Institute, the UCLA Protein Microsequencing Facility and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. At UCLA, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1956 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1963. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and then in the Department of Biological Chemistry at UCLA from 1965 to 1966.
Her professional memberships include the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Protein Society, Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), Sigma Xi, Association of Academic Women (UCLA), and Chemists Association (UCLA). In 1984, she was one of five founding members of the ABRF, which now is an international organization of 1,100 members.
Among Audree's academic honors are the National Tuberculosis Society Predoctoral Fellowship and NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship and the American Society of Biological Chemists Travel Award to the 8th International Congress of Biochemistry. She has co-authored 84 publications, but the highlight of her career as a protein sequencer was the publication in 1978 of seven papers in the "Journal of Biological Chemistry" on the complete sequence of beta galactosidase - the longest protein ever sequenced directly (1,023 amino acid residues).
In addition to Audree's educational and professional ties to UCLA, she is also involved as a volunteer. She was on the Chancellor's Equal Opportunity/Academic Affirmative Action Compliance Committee, Faculty Center Association and Board of Governors, Fire and Safety Committees for the Center for the Health Sciences and the School of Medicine, UCLA Radiation Safety Committee, and JCCC Leadership Advisory Committee. Audree is a true-blue-and-gold Bruin.