Prof. Senda Ajroud-Driss Bio

Six Tunisian Women were awarded “Tunisian Women in Tech of The Year 2023” by RECONNECTT.

Let’s discover together the path taken by Prof. Senda Ajroud-Driss, to reach this level in his professional career and the keys to achieving success :

“I have always been fascinated by the brain and the world of neurosciences. After graduating from the Medical School of Tunis in1996, I decided to become a neurologist and joined the residency program at the: “National Institute of Neurology” where I was introduced early on to the new field of neurogenetics.

When the opportunity to study the tools of molecular genetic presented itself, I jumped on it and that started my international journey.
I first joined the laboratory of Guy Rouleau in Montreal but shortly after, I moved to the laboratory of Teepu Siddique at Northwestern University in Chicago.  I thought that I would have a career in basic science research, but the call of patient care was very strong and encouraged by the foreign medical graduates that I met in the lab, I decided to take my qualifying exams and return to clinical medicine.

After completing my internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, my neurology residency at the hospital of the University of Illinois in Chicago, I returned to Northwestern for a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine.  In August of 2005, I joined the faculty at Northwestern University and started practicing neuromuscular medicine. I have climbed the academic ladder starting as an instructor in 2005 all the way to being promoted as a professor this past September 2023.

Throughout my career, I continued to be involved in clinical research and held many leadership positions in the institution. I have been the director of the fellowship program and trained many neuromuscular specialists that are now established not just across the US but the world.
In the past few years, I focused my clinical and research career on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). I am currently leading the ALS clinic, the neuromuscular clinical research program and on the scientific advisory board for the Northeastern ALS consortium (NEALS), the largest ALS consortium in the United States.
I have been closely involved with gene therapy development that led to the approval of innovative and cutting-edge treatments for devastating hereditary neurological disorders.”

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All the best for your future career.
Continue to be a source of pride and a model of success and inspiration.

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The National Institute of Neurology was officially inaugurated on March 20, 1974 by President Habib Bourguiba. In May 2012, the Institut National de Neurologie was renamed Institut National de Neurologie Mongi Ben Hamida – Tunis, in honor of its founder.
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