Featured Member – Dr Mohammad Asif Khan

Dr Mohammad Asif Khan is an Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics at the Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM), with an adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), USA. He obtained his PhD in Bioinformatics from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and did his postdoctoral fellowships at both NUS and JHUSOM. He also held a visiting scientist position at the Immunology Frontier Research Center (iFReC), Osaka University, Japan, under their Young Researchers Program.

Dr. Khan’s research interests are in the areas of biological data warehousing and applications of bioinformatics to the study of immune responses, vaccines, venom toxins, drug design, and disease biomarkers. He has authored/co-authored a total of 25 research and review articles (as of August 2011) in various international journals and conferences, and has presented his work at numerous international conferences. He was involved in the development of several novel bioinformatics methodologies, tools, and specialized databases, and currently has three patents filed.

Dr. Khan’s teaching experiences (2006-2010) have been in bioinformatics, imparting to undergraduate/graduate students at NUS (~1568 students), and has assisted in the supervision of research projects of more than 50 students (45 bachelors, 6 masters and 3 PhDs). He has also co-authored two bioinformatics pedagogy related papers and a book chapter. He will teach the bioinformatics components of the Genes to Society Curriculum at PUGSOM.

Dr. Khan is a new member of the Scientific Malaysian portal and is excited to be part of the community. He finds it as an excellent, one-stop platform to help connect Malaysian researchers and also the global community with interest in partnering with Malaysian researchers. He looks forward to connecting with other members who share common research interests.

Find out more about Dr Khan by visiting his ScientificMalaysian profile at:
http://www.scientificmalaysian.com/members/asifkhan/profile/

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