Edith J. Mensah-Osman, PhD.
Edith J. Mensah-Osman, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.
Dr. Mensah-Osman received her MD degree from Kharkov State Medical School-Ukraine and her PhD from Wayne State University, Michigan. Following completion of her post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Internal Medicine/ Pharmacology at the University of Michigan, she joined the University of Toledo College of Medicine in July 2008.
Dr. Mensah-Osman’s research focuses on: 1) investigating the perturbations in the signaling pathways, which are involved in obesity, fatty liver disease and diabetes. The laboratory addresses the role of menin and gut hormones (incretins: Ghrelin and GLP-1) in the regulation of insulin secretion and clearance in liver; 2) investigating the pathways linking metabolic disorders with osteosarcoma, an aggressive malignancy of the bone, to determine its role in tumor progression and drug resistance and 3) elucidating the patho-physiology of ileal carcinoids with emphasis on defects in somatostatin signaling as the major culprit to the initiation and progression of these tumors.
Dr. Mensah-Osman has authored 9 peer-reviewed articles. Her research is supported by institutional funds.