Aida Karachi, DVM, PhD

Special InterestsAida Karachi

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy


Aida Karachi is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Neurosurgery within the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program (UFBTIP).

Dr. Karachi earned a degree in veterinary medicine in 2011 from Shiraz University, Iran, followed by an additional four years of training for Ph.D. in pharmacology Program. She subsequently moved to Italy in 2014, where she gained expertise in immunology and microsurgery in the Transplant Center of Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research. In 2015, Dr. Karachi joined the University of Florida Department of Neurological Surgery and UFBTIP, as a postdoctoral associate at Dr. Maryam Rahman’s laboratory. She conducted several research studies and developed immunotherapy treatments for brain tumors focusing on glioblastoma.

Dr. Karachi was promoted to Assistant Scientist in November 2018 to continue her endeavor on designing novel immunotherapeutic approaches for treatment of glioblastoma. She utilizes her expertise in the field to leverage dose-modified chemotherapy to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy in a pre-clinical platform of brain tumors. Her research interests are to uncover the interaction of host immune cells and immunotherapy and improving immunotherapy for treatment of cancer.