Nazneen Dewji, PhD
PRESIDENT AND CEO, CENNA BIOSCIENCES INC.
La Jolla, California, United States
Dr. Nazneen Dewji is the President and CEO of Cenna Biosciences Inc. in La Jolla, CA and an Associate Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Nazneen was educated at the University of London, where she earned her B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees. In 1986 she accepted a faculty position in the department of Medicine at UCSD. Since then she has worked on the molecular and cellular mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discoveries made in her laboratory at UCSD support the development of new disease-modifying drug candidates for the treatment of AD. These are currently being developed at Cenna Biosciences Inc, a start-up company that she, along with her late colleague Dr. S. J. Singer, founded in 2006.