Mahmoud Alghamri, PhD

Research Fellow, Neurosurgery

Biography

I am a board certified pharmacist and scientist with over 10 years of diverse research, academic, and pharmacy practice experience. Specialized in cancer immune-therapy research and drug development. After graduation from pharmacy school, I was awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship to do Masters degree with specialty in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Wright state university, Dayton, Ohio. I pursued my academic career and obtained a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree from WSU.  

Research Interests

Glioma microenvironment is highly heterogeneous and constantly evolving. My project has identified the various myeloid cells in the glioma microenvironment that are highly immunosuppressive to the anti-tumor T cell responses. I am specially focusing on studying the effect of the IDH1 mutation in glioma-infiltrating myeloid cell phenotype and function. Results obtained so far indicate that myeloid cell functionality is impacted by the tumor microenvironment and strategies that inhibit the accumulation of the immunosuppressive myeloid cells improve tumor clearance and survival.

Awards

• Best Poster Award, Society of Neuro-Oncology, Louisiana 2018
• NCI-T32 Fellowship, National Institution of Health, T32 -CA009676, 2018
• Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Original Work Grant, Wright State University, 2016
• Physician Sponsored Scholarship, Good Samaritan Hospital, 2016
• Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Professional Development Grant, Wright State University , 2015
• Research Travel Award to present at the American Society of Virology (ASV), Ontario, Canada, 2015
• Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops (OMIC) II Scholarship, Ohio State Department of Higher
Education, Columbus, OH, 2014
• Superior Poster presentation, BMS retreat, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2014
• New Investigator Award, High Blood Pressure Research (HBPR), New Orleans, LA, 2013
• Travel Award to attend the 8th Hypertension Summer School, University of South Carolina, SC, 2013
• Graduate Student Excellence Award, Wright State University, School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 2012
• Metabolic Syndrome Course Fellowship, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), 2012
• Integrative Organ System Pharmacology Fellowship, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), 2011
• Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship, United States Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, 2010-2012
• Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarship (Awarded), (German Academic Exchange Service), 2009
• First Honor Degree and Outstanding Student Scholarship, Alazhar University, Palestine (2003 - 2008)