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Josh Neman-Ebrahim, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
AddressHMR 2011 Zonal Ave Bldg HMR
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
Phone+1 323 442 2928
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    UCLAGonda/Goldschmeid Neuroscience Award
    City of Hope and Beckman Research InstituteOutstanding Postdoctoral Research Project Award

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    Dr. Neman is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Neman received his doctoral degree at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in neurobiology. He then went on to complete his cancer biology fellowship at the City of Hope’s Beckman Research Institute where he was a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Fellow. Dr. Neman’s research at USC investigates the biology of breast to brain metastases and medulloblastoma (the most aggressive pediatric brain tumor).

    His expertise and strengths in stem cell biology and neuroscience have allowed him to develop novel molecular, cellular, and systems approach to study the interaction between the brain and cancer cells (termed the tumor microenvironment)–a bidirectional interplay poorly understood. As a neuroscientist, Dr. Neman’s goal is to raise awareness that transdisciplinary research between neurobiology and cancer foundations can advance our current understanding of how the nervous system contributes to primary and metastatic brain tumors. This will ultimately result in development of improved strategies for cancer prevention and treatment of patients with these devastating diseases.


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    1. Priceman SJ, Tilakawardane D, Jeang B, Aguilar B, Murad JP, Park AK, Chang WC, Ostberg JR, Neman J, Jandial R, Portnow J, Forman SJ, Brown CE. Regional Delivery of Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Engineered T Cells Effectively Targets HER2+Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Brain. Clin Cancer Res. 2018 Jan 01; 24(1):95-105. PMID: 29061641.
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    2. Choy C, Ansari KI, Neman J, Hsu S, Duenas MJ, Li H, Vaidehi N, Jandial R. Cooperation of neurotrophin receptor TrkB and Her2 in breast cancer cells facilitates brain metastases. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 26; 19(1):51. PMID: 28446206.
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    3. Bankaitis K, Borriello L, Cox T, Lynch C, Zijlstra A, Fingleton B, Gužvić M, Anderson R, Neman J. Meeting report: Metastasis Research Society-Chinese Tumor Metastasis Society joint conference on metastasis. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2017 Apr; 34(3-4):203-213. PMID: 28260197.
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    4. Martirosian V, Chen TC, Lin M, Neman J. Medulloblastoma initiation and spread: Where neurodevelopment, microenvironment and cancer cross pathways. J Neurosci Res. 2016 12; 94(12):1511-1519. PMID: 27629382.
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    5. Choy C, Raytis JL, Smith DD, Duenas M, Neman J, Jandial R, Lew MW. Inhibition of β2-adrenergic receptor reduces triple-negative breast cancer brain metastases: The potential benefit of perioperative β-blockade. Oncol Rep. 2016 Jun; 35(6):3135-42. PMID: 27035124.
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    6. Termini J, Neman J, Jandial R. Role of the neural niche in brain metastatic cancer. Cancer Res. 2014 Aug 01; 74(15):4011-5. PMID: 25035392; PMCID: PMC4122250.
    7. Jandial R, Neman J, Chen MY. Therapeutic disruption of the blood brain barrier in metastasis. Neurosurgery. 2014 Apr; 74(4):N11-2. PMID: 24642987.
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    8. Neman J, Termini J, Wilczynski S, Vaidehi N, Choy C, Kowolik CM, Li H, Hambrecht AC, Roberts E, Jandial R. Human breast cancer metastases to the brain display GABAergic properties in the neural niche. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 21; 111(3):984-9. PMID: 24395782; PMCID: PMC3903266.
    9. Li G, Warden C, Zou Z, Neman J, Krueger JS, Jain A, Jandial R, Chen M. Altered expression of polycomb group genes in glioblastoma multiforme. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e80970. PMID: 24260522; PMCID: PMC3829908.
    10. Neman J, Choy C, Kowolik CM, Anderson A, Duenas VJ, Waliany S, Chen BT, Chen MY, Jandial R. Co-evolution of breast-to-brain metastasis and neural progenitor cells. Clin Exp Metastasis. 2013 Aug; 30(6):753-68. PMID: 23456474; PMCID: PMC3808473.
    11. Neman J, Duenas V, Kowolik C, Hambrecht A, Chen M, Jandial R. Lineage mapping and characterization of the native progenitor population in cellular allograft. Spine J. 2013 Feb; 13(2):162-174. PMID: 23305812; PMCID: PMC3893135.
    12. Jandial R, Neman J, Termini J. Genetic mutations and tissue type lead to heterogeneous metabolic profiles in tumors. Neurosurgery. 2012 Jun; 70(6):N20-1. PMID: 22596009.
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    13. Neman J, de Vellis J. A method for deriving homogenous population of oligodendrocytes from mouse embryonic stem cells. Dev Neurobiol. 2012 Jun; 72(6):777-88. PMID: 22234971.
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    14. Zou Z, Denny E, Brown CE, Jensen MC, Li G, Fujii T, Neman J, Jandial R, Chen M. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte trafficking and survival in an augmented fibrin matrix carrier. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34652. PMID: 22496835; PMCID: PMC3319597.
    15. Neman J, Hambrecht A, Cadry C, Jandial R. Stem cell-mediated osteogenesis: therapeutic potential for bone tissue engineering. Biologics. 2012; 6:47-57. PMID: 22500114; PMCID: PMC3324839.
    16. Neman J, Hambrecht A, Cadry C, Goodarzi A, Youssefzadeh J, Chen MY, Jandial R. Clinical efficacy of stem cell mediated osteogenesis and bioceramics for bone tissue engineering. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2012; 760:174-87. PMID: 23281520.
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    17. Hambrecht A, Jandial R, Neman J. Emerging role of brain metastases in the prognosis of breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press). 2011 Aug 10; 3:79-91. PMID: 24367178; PMCID: PMC3846823.
    18. Neman J, Somlo G, Jandial R. Classification of genomic changes in breast cancer brain metastasis. Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug; 67(2):N18-9. PMID: 20644404.
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    19. Neman J, Jandial R. Decreasing glioma recurrence through adjuvant cancer stem cell inhibition. Biologics. 2010 Jun 24; 4:157-62. PMID: 20631819; PMCID: PMC2898103.
    20. Neman J, Jandial R. Translational emphasis: hypoxia and vasculogenesis in glioma recurrence. Neurosurgery. 2010 Jun; 66(6):N20-1. PMID: 20495415.
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    21. Kateb B, Chiu K, Black KL, Yamamoto V, Khalsa B, Ljubimova JY, Ding H, Patil R, Portilla-Arias JA, Modo M, Moore DF, Farahani K, Okun MS, Prakash N, Neman J, Ahdoot D, Grundfest W, Nikzad S, Heiss JD. Nanoplatforms for constructing new approaches to cancer treatment, imaging, and drug delivery: what should be the policy? Neuroimage. 2011 Jan; 54 Suppl 1:S106-24. PMID: 20149882; PMCID: PMC3524337.
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