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Ahmed Mohyeldin, MD, PhD

Research Fellow

Ahmed Mohyeldin

Dr. Ahmed Mohyeldin received his BS in neurobiology from Emory University and went on to receive his PhD from USUHS focusing on brain tumor bioenergetics and hypoxic adaptation. He is currently a medical student conducting a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Lab through funding received through the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant. Ahmed joined the lab in 2007, supported by a fellowship from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), to study the cancer stem cell hypothesis in gliomas. His current research interests are broadly focused on the physiological role and pathophysiological role that hypoxia contributes to normal brain development and brain cancer progression. To study this he is investigating the role hypoxia plays in regulating subventricular zone astrocytes, the putative stem cells in the human brain, as well as the mechanisms by which hypoxia may render cancer stem cells more malignant via tumor progression, resistance and invasion. His clinical interests are focused on the contributions of hyperglycemia on decreased patient survival in several human cancers and the implications of an altered metabolic phenotype of brain cancer cells on this process, a hypothesis classically known as the “Warburg effect.” 

Ahmed is a recipient of the:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Medical Student Research Fellowship
  • Bruce Ammerman Medical School Scholarship
  • Gill Research Fellowship
  • Ischemia Research Foundation Postgraduate Grant

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