December 21, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Eva Feldman Ph.D., M.D., director of the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery (PNR&D) announced today the addition of Clinical Assistant Professor Osama Kashlan, M.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Alina Monteagudo, Ph.D., Doctoral Student Rosie Henn and Research Laboratory Technician Josh Famie.
“I am very pleased to welcome these four very talented individuals to our laboratory,” said Feldman, the Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology. “The new ideas and energy that they bring to our organization will be crucial as we continue our pursuit of finding new ways to treat neurological diseases. Dr. Kashlan spent two years working in our lab while pursuing his Master of Public Health. His work in treating Alzheimer’s disease with stem cells is very exciting. Dr. Monteagudo is a welcome addition as we expand our research in the immune system’s role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Ms. Henn is an M.D./Ph.D. student and a very promising young physician who will be assisting our research in Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Famie is an experienced lab technician who will be contributing to our ALS projects.”
Osama Kashlan, M.D.
Returning to the University of Michigan as a clinical assistant professor, Kashlan’s ultimate goal is to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. With PNR&D, he studies the effects of stem cells to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Clinically, Dr. Kashlan’s expertise is in general neurosurgery with an emphasis on the treatment of spinal disorders. Kashlan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a medical degree from Emory University, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan, where he also completed a neurosurgery residency.
Alina Monteagudo, Ph.D.
Continuing her work in neuroinflammatory diseases, Monteagudo is joining PNR&D as a postdoctoral fellow. She maintains a current focus on the role of natural killer cells on ALS. Monteagudo pursued her undergraduate education at the University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras and a graduate education at the University of Rochester, in which she authored three publications and earned five awards.
Rosie Henn, M.D./Ph.D. Doctoral Student
Intending to pursue pediatric neurology and/or pediatric neuro-oncology for residency, Henn earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Haverford College. She completed her undergraduate senior thesis and an additional year of research in 2015 in pediatric neuro-oncology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) at the University of Pennsylvania. After working in clinical research in the CHOP Neurosurgery Department for two years, Henn joined the U-M Medical Science Training Program in 2016.
Joshua Famie, Research Laboratory Technician
Famie joins PNR&D as a research laboratory technician. Famie brings lab assistant experience to the role, having worked at Biological Research Solutions in Rochester, Michigan, and an Oakland University (OU) chemistry lab. Famie received his Bachelor of Science in biology from OU in 2017.