Mahmoud Alghamri

Mahmoud Alghamri, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Neurosurgery


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.


Best Poster Award, Society of Neuro-Oncology meeting, Louisiana 2018

Graduate Student Excellence Award, Wright State University, School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 2012

Travel Award to attend the 8th Hypertension Summer School, University of South Carolina, SC, 2013

New Investigator Award, High Blood Pressure Research (HBPR), New Orleans, LA, 2013

Best Presentation Award, High Blood Pressure Research (HBPR), New Orleans, LA, 2013

Superior Poster presentation, BMS retreat, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2014

Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops (OMIC) II Scholarship, Ohio State Department of Higher Education, Columbus, OH, 2014

Metabolic Syndrome Course Fellowship, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2012

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2016

Integrative Organ System Pharmacology Fellowship, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2011 

Convocation speaker, Wright State University, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, 2016

Research Travel Award to present at the American Society of Virology (ASV), Ontario, Canada, 2015

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Professional Development Grant, Wright State University, 2015

Physician Sponsored Scholarship, Good Samaritan Hospital, 2016

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Original Work Grant, Wright State University, 2016

First Honor Degree and Outstanding Student Scholarship, Alazhar University, Palestine, 2003 -2008