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Prof. Naveed Ahmed Khan Professor Academic RankProfessor


  • Medical Molecular Microbiology

Research Interests:

  • Applied Medical Microbiology


MSc (UK), PhD (UK)
2021 - present: University of Sharjah College of Medicine 2019 - 2021: Professor and Head, American University of Sharjah 2015 - 2019: Distinguished Professor and Head, Sunway University, Malaysia 2010 - 2015: Professor and Chair, Aga Khan University, Pakistan 2008 - 2010: Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, UK 2002 - 2008: Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) Birkbeck, University of London, UK 2000 - 2002: Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA 1999 - 2000: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
American Chemical Society; European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; American Society for Microbiology; Society for General Microbiology; Free-Living Amoeba Society
Host-Pathogen interactions; Antimicrobials; Molecular Pathogenesis
Out of 294 peer-reveiwed publications: Siddiqui, R., Akbar, N., Khan, N. A. (2020). Gut microbiome and human health under the space environment. Journal of Applied Microbiology 130(1):14-24. PMID: 32692438; doi: 10.1111/jam.14789. IF = 3.3.; Elsheikha, H. M., Siddiqui, R., Khan, N. A. (2020). Drug discovery against Acanthamoeba infections: present knowledge and unmet needs. Pathogens 9(5): E405. PMID: 32456110; doi: 10.3390/pathogens9050405. IF = 3.4.; Anwar, A., Mungroo, M. R., Khan, S., Fatima, I., Rafique, R., Kanwal, Khan, K. M., Siddiqui, R., Khan, N. A. (2020). Novel azoles as antiparasitic remedies against brain-eating amoebae. Antibiotics 9(4): E188. PMID: 32316387; doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9040188. IF = 2.92; Mungroo, M. R., Shahbaz, M. S., Anwar, A., Saad, S. M., Khan, K. M., Khan, N. A., Siddiqui, R. (2020). Aryl Quinazolinone derivatives as novel therapeutic agents against brain-eating amoebae. ACS Chemical Neurosciences 11(16):2438-2449. PMID: 31961126; doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.9b00596. IF = 4.4.
Over 50 graduate research students (15 PhDs) to successful completion and more than 100 UG research project supervision
Malaysia and Pakistan
Based on my research, I received Hull Royal Infirmary, UK award in 1998; Schwentker award for Best Research by Johns Hopkins University in 2002; Kut Foundation, UK award in 2007; prestigious ‘Best Research Scholar Award” by the Govt. of Pakistan in 2013; Gold Medal by Zoological Society of Pakistan in 2014. In 2014, I was selected among the top 10 productive scientists in Pakistan in Biological Sciences (selected from 2,728 productive Scientists). In 2015, I received the prestigious ‘Pakistan Academy of Sciences’ Gold Medal Award. In 2016, I received Silver Medals by Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, Malaysia. I received Gold Medal in Bio-Innovation award, and Research Excellence Award in Pharma-Innovation at Pharma+Bio Asia 2016 Convention. I was awarded the title of “Distinguished Professor” of the University in 2016. I received the “Order of Merit” award at the Korea Inventor Award Festival – 2016 in Seol, Korea. In 2017, I received silver medals at 28th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, Malaysia. In 2018, I was invited as keynote speaker at ICBMS 2018 in Thailand, ICBMB 2018 Malaysia and ICOPA 2018 in Korea and selected as Asian Council of Science Editors. In 2020, I was selected among the top 2% of the world community of scientists. In 2020, I forged links and won a major research funding award from the US Office of Aerospace and Research and Development. My work has been highlighted consistently in the media. In particular, my work on “animals living in polluted environments could be rich stores of new antibiotics” caught worldwide attention. Google search of "Naveed Khan and Cockroach" yields thousands of web pages.
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