Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cell, Integrative and Developmental Biology (CDIB) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has been elected president of the American Society of Neurochemistry (ASN), with term running through 2015.
The ASN has 1,200 members in the United States and Latin America.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be elected president of the ASN,” said Benveniste. “The ASN is particularly committed to the development of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty in the field of neuroscience. The ASN has also expanded its mission to include high school students, who can advance their studies by participating the ASN annual meeting.”
The 45th annual meeting will start on March 8, 2014, in Long Beach, Ca. The society’s mission is to advance the fields of cellular and molecular neuroscience through communication and support, with a focus on ensuring the full participation of young investigators. The society shares information on neurochemical and neuroscience research through an annual scientific meeting and its research journal, ASN Neuro. The ASN scientific program addresses the four major themes of the society: building the nervous system; glial function in health and disease; cellular metabolism and neurotransmission; and neurodegeneration.