Josh Neman, Ph.D. is currently a CIRM Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Neurosurgery at the Beckman Research Institute & City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his doctoral training in Neurobiology at UCLA where he studied the development of the oligodendrocytes in the laboratory of Jean de Vellis Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of myelin biology. His doctoral project resulted in successfully designing a novel methodology for producing a homogenous population of embryonic stem cell-derived oligodendrocytes that could be used for cellular replacement strategies towards restoring meaningful function in neurological diseases.
Dr. Neman then chose to pursue his postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon-scientist, at City of Hope, where it would enable him to solidify the bridge between bench to bedside care for cancer patients. Dr. Neman's research investigates the biology of breast-brain metastases and glioblastoma multiforme. His overall research career goals are to 1) innovatively enhance and exploit the tumor-brain microenvironment, 2) identify the cellular roots of treatment failure and 3) test agents that selectively attack the resistant cells, in order to better treat brain tumors. The results could lead to immediate and non-toxic treatments for brain cancer patients.
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