Cancer Researchers on the Rise: Mohammed Gbadamosi, Ph.D.

Mohammed Gbadamosi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, is the latest investigator featured in the UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Researchers on the Rise video series, which highlights young, promising cancer researchers at the University of Florida. 

Gbadamosi earned his Ph.D. from the UF College of Pharmacy in 2021, working in the lab of Jatinder Lamba, Ph.D. His research on pediatric leukemia yielded several peer-reviewed publications and local and national awards, including selection as an American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education fellow.   

Before joining UF faculty, he served as an NIH T32 postdoctoral fellow in the UF Program for Applied Research and Development in Genomic Medicine, mentored by Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D

Gbadamosi’s current research focuses on optimizing and developing treatment strategies combining chemotherapy and immunotherapy drugs to combat triple-negative breast cancer and other cancers impacted by health disparities. Applying artificial intelligence, his lab aims to construct computer models for personalizing combined treatment strategies using chemotherapy and immunotherapy based on a patient’s genetic profile. 

In October, he received an Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health to launch his independent research career. The award allows exceptional junior scientists to skip the traditional postdoctoral training and move immediately into an independent research position.

Gbadamosi is passionate about mentorship and has served his community in various capacities, including establishing the College of Pharmacy Graduate Student Council, serving on the College of Pharmacy Dean’s Leadership Council and contributing to the establishment of the Graduate Education Diversity Champion Award at UF. Gbadamosi has also mentored several students who have successfully transitioned into pharmaceutical residency, industry positions and postbaccalaureate programs. 

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