Education and Professional Standing
- FRCPath: Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists, UK
- PDF, McMaster University, Canada
- PDF, University of Manchester, UK
- PhD, Akita University, Japan
- MBBS, Dhaka Medical College, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Main Research Areas
Mucosal immunology, Intestinal inflammation, Immuno-endocrine interaction and Host defence in the context of intestinal infection/inflammation.
Current Research Focus
- Investigations on the role of the immune system in regulation of endocrine cell biology and serotonin production in gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
- Studies on the role of serotonin in immune cell activation, inflammation and host defense in GI tract.
- Investigations on the crosstalk between the microbiome and endocrine cells in GI tract.
- Role of serotonin in obesity and related metabolic disorders.
- Studies on regulation of intestinal goblet cell biology and mucin production in intestinal infection and inflammation.
In vivo colitis (IBD) models, Parasite infection (Trichuris muris) model, Organoids, Cell culture, immunohistochemistry, immuno-fluorescence, lymphocyte proliferation study, ELISA, multiplex immunoassay system, flow-cytometry, RT-PCR and Western blotting.
Dr Khan is involved in the Medical Sciences Graduate Program and teaches the following topics:
- Infection and Immunity
- Course coordinator:
- Graduate Course MS713: Integrated systems in gastrointestinal health and disease (1): Physiology and Pathophysiology of GI tract
- Graduate Course MS769: Integrated systems in gastrointestinal health and disease (2): Immunology, Inflammation & Microbiology of GI tract
Dr. Khan is also involved in training post-graduate medical biochemistry residents and fellows and general pathology residents, thesis supervision within the Undergraduate Bachelor of Health Science Program and Life Science Program, and is a Faculty of Health Sciences MD/PhD Program faculty member.
Current Research Team Members
Research Technician: Huaqing Wang
Post-doctoral Fellow: Suhrid Banskota
Graduate Students: Eric Kwon, Sabah Huq, Jensine Grondin & Yeganeh Yousefi
Undergraduate Students: Zuhayr Yakub, Daniel Tham