Biomedical scientist is president of neurochemistry society

Author: Iqbal Pittalwala
July 6, 2021

Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, a professor of biomedical sciences at the UCR School of Medicine, has been installed as president of the American Society for Neurochemistry. Tiwari-Woodruff will serve a two-year term in the position and is the second School of Medicine faculty member to serve in the role.

An expert on multiple sclerosis, or MS, and neurodegeneration, Tiwari-Woodruff investigates mechanisms of demyelination-induced neurodegeneration and therapeutic neuroprotection using demyelinating mouse models of MS. Demyelination occurs when myelin, the protective coating of nerve cells, is damaged.

The American Society for Neurochemistry’s missions include promoting cellular and molecular neuroscience knowledge and facilitating communication and dissemination of information among researchers.