Mohanad Nada is a Ph.D. candidate in Immunology at Carver College of Medicine with research interests primarily in developing cancer immunotherapy for cancer patients. Mohanad graduated from Tikrit Medical School in Iraq in 2008. Prior to his arrival in Iowa City, he worked as an assistant lecturer in Tikrit Medical School for two years. He also served as an editor for Tikrit Medical Journal (TMJ) in 2010. In August 2010, Mohanad received a scholarship from Iraqi government to pursue his doctoral study in Immunology at the University of Iowa. Mohanad also is pursuing a certificate in public health. Outside his academic study, Mohanad is actively involved in several student and professional organizations. He has been serving a senator at Graduate Student Senate (GSS) since 2012 representing his department. Also, he is the chair of international graduate student committee at the GSS. Through the Oberman graduate institute, Mohanad is hoping to develop a project that aims to improve public engagement in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.