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Mustafa Khasraw

Professor of Neurosurgery


I am a physician-scientist with a background in medical oncology and neuro-oncology, with affiliations to multiple departments, research, and training programs at Duke. 

I lead a Tumor Immunobiology Laboratory where we use various wet and dry lab techniques to understand the interactions between tumors and the immune system. Our goal is to identify vulnerabilities that can be targeted for novel therapies.

I serve as the Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy at the Duke Cancer Institute where we are tasked to facilitate clinical research and translate promising discoveries made by scientists across various departments and cancer types at Duke, particularly in the field of immune and T cell-based therapies.

My team and our laboratory operate in an environment that enables the transition from bench-side basic scientific discoveries to clinical trials, and back to the bench ensuring the evaluation of new treatments for cancer patients.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Neurosurgery · 2020 - Present Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery
Professor in Medicine · 2020 - Present Medicine, Medical Oncology, Medicine
Professor in Integrative Immunobiology · 2023 - Present Integrative Immunobiology, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology · 2024 - Present Pharmacology & Cancer Biology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2019 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands) · 2001 M.D.