Dr. Maryam Rahman Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Lab

Dr. Rahman’s laboratory research efforts focus on identifying novel immunotherapy approaches to overcome resistance in patients with high grade glioma. She collaborates with Dr. Duane Mitchell and many other investigators in the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program. Her training in neurosurgical oncology and tumor stem cell biology has provided her the foundation to investigate several novel immunotherapy strategies for patients with brain cancer. Active projects include:

  1. Development of a novel hydrogel-chemokine-mRNA vaccine for the treatment of brain tumors in collaboration with UF Engineering

  2. Using laser interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) to enhance immunotherapy for brain tumors

Dr. Rahman’s work is supported by grants from the NIH, the Preston A. Wells Jr. endowment and private foundations. Her translational research is actively being tested in human clinical trials.